Posts tagged "pregnancy"
The Pregnant Archive

The Pregnant Archive

I presented a talk about my arts practice in relation to the representation of the pregnant body, pregnancy testing and 1970’s performance arts practice at The Pregnant Archive Symposium, Birkbeck University.  I am developing a collaborative project with Jesse Olszynko-Gryn a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow based in the Department of History and Philosophy at The University...
A Silent Earthquake

A Silent Earthquake

A film going back in time to when I became a mother and was dealing with post-natal depression.  
Body of drawings made to fund PLAY AWAY residency

Body of drawings made to fund PLAY AWAY residency

I created this series of drawings as part of a crowd funding initiative to help raise money to cover the expenses of me and my youngest son’s PLAY AWAY residency at The Mothership .
Mummy's Tummy

Mummy’s Tummy

Me and my youngest son Naoise (aged six) played a drawing game in a book. He drew babies in the tummy’s of my mummy’s and I drew babies in the tummy’s of his mummy’s.   
M(other) & Sons

M(other) & Sons

A series that plays with making collaborative composite drawings by me and my two sons. I bring together opposing elements, marks, motifs and characters from each of our drawing practices to explore my own maternal identity and the relationship my children hold with me.
Playground drawings

Playground drawings

The line that begins a journey, a game, play. You encourage me to follow and trace the lines that you have made. I twist and turn on your line. We laugh together. The line that connects me to you. An umbilical line.
MSee

MSee

At home time my youngest son Naoise excitedly handed me an orange covered book with “me, mummy” written on the front that he wants to use to draw pictures of “me in my mummy’s tummy when she was pregnant and him in my tummy when I was pregnant.” In this video Naosie can be seen drawing me developing inside my...
The egg, the womb the head and the moon

The egg, the womb the head and the moon

  “The egg, the womb, the head and the moon” www.eggwombheadmoon.com,  has been created to show existing work and research-driven practice about the maternal by the Mewe arts collective in response to the title. The site includes documentation of visual art work, video, sound, performance and texts by members of Mewe, including contextual dialogue and blog posts that have...
The egg, the womb, the head and the moon.

The egg, the womb, the head and the moon.

The egg, the womb, the head and the moon is an online, interdisciplinary, collaborative arts project that will  be exhibited as part of the AHRC Motherhood in Post-1968 Women’s Writing: Cross Cultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogues conference at the University of London’s Senate House on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October 2013, and on Friday 25th October, I will be delivering...

Higher Riser

In Higher Riser I collaborate with my eldest son Sydney to re-imagine Sylvia Plaths poem You’re as rock song. Plaths words use the metaphor of bread rising to represent the womb of the pregnant narrator.
Facebook friends pregnancy food cravings

Facebook friends pregnancy food cravings

Facebook Friends responded to a post requesting them to send me details of their pregnancy food cravings. Their responses formed the design for these digital paintings which use colour and text to reference the various food types they divulged as pregnancy fads.
Yorkshire Art Loop

Yorkshire Art Loop

As part of the Yorkshire Art Loop exhibition at the Pop Up Art Space in Bradford, I will be exhibiting a series of Digital Prints based on Facebook friends pregnancy cravings. This collaborative project is the result of 33 artists visual responses to a poem by Ian Mcmillan.