• Erin Faith Allen

    Erin Faith Allen (UK, London) Motherless Mothers (2015) Mixed media on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT: The traumatic birth of my daughter unlocked deeply rooted layers of traumatic childhood memories. Born myself into severely disconnected family lines and having little support, I …..

  • Chris Anthem

    Chris Anthem (Lebanon/UK) Liberate the Remains… (2015) Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT: The submitted painting comes from a series painted in Beirut, Lebanon, where we’ve been raising our son. The paintings are straightforward – a child playing with a severed …..

  • Jenny Lewis

      Jenny Lewis (UK, London) Nicola and Jemima & Rebecca and Osiris From the series One Day Young (2013-14) Colour photographs ARTIST STATEMENT: I wanted to tell a story about the strength and resilience of women post-childbirth that I feel …..

  • Eti Wade

    Eti Wade (UK, London) Kisses (2001) Photograph ARTIST STATEMENT: I consider this work my rawest expression of maternal ambivalence. The image forms part of my ongoing effort to express complex and unpalatable maternal subjectivity. The marks the mother makes on …..

  • Joanna Rosenfeld

    PERFORMING PARENTHOOD 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Joanna Rosenfeld (UK, Brighton) Motherhood: the (Un)speakable (Un)spoken (2015) Cross-art form Performance ARTIST STATEMENT: “Giving birth and having children has had the biggest impact of any single event on me as a woman, my practice …..

  • Geoffrey Harrison

    Geoffrey Harrison (UK, London) Asteroid 13.10.14.00.10 TJEX (2015) Graphite on paper ARTIST STATEMENT: This title refers to the date and time of the birth of my son. The format reflects the naming convention for astral bodies including asteroids and comets. …..

  • Ione Rucquoi

    Ione Rucquoi (UK, Devon) Anna and Magnus (2015) Placenta blood and gold leaf ARTIST STATEMENT: My current blood prints are related to works I started in 2010, shortly after the birth of my first child. They are also a natural …..

  • Carole Evans

    Carole Evans (UK, London) Father and Son (2015), from the series Out of the Woods Photograph ARTIST STATEMENT: This work is part of an ongoing project about being a parent for the first time. Initially about the trials we faced …..

  • Lizzie Philps

    Lizzie Philps (UK, Bristol) The Pilgrimage of the Prodigal Daughter (2013) Tryptich video installation, 1 hr ARTIST STATEMENT: My mother is an excellent navigator. The only time I’ve heard her say “fuck” was when she threw the map at my …..

  • Mila Oshin

    Mila Oshin (UK, Exeter) Passage (2016) Poetry collection, music album, short film “I am moved by the sustained anguish yet calm contained in these poems.” Dr Andrea Liss, author ‘Feminist Art and the Maternal’, USA “I love the poems so …..