Group Exhibition : Project AfterBirth

3 October – 13 November 2015



Project AfterBirth was the first ever international open exhibition on the subject of early parenthood.


The exhibition featured 39 unseen or rarely shown works in visual, performance, literary, film and digital art, created in the 21st century by 30 international contemporary female and male artists in response to their own pregnancy, birth or new parenthood experiences


At times hilarious and at times deeply moving, the exhibition resonated with most people’s individual birth and childhood journeys and/or their experiences as parents and stood to leave a lasting impression on audiences of all ages. The exhibition was also a first in demonstrating the profound influence pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences can have on the practice of 21st century female and male artists.


Project AfterBirth’s exhibition premiered at White Moose from 3rd October until 13th November 2015, with the aim to tour to a number of UK, European and USA art spaces and online platforms in 2016-19. A number of special events were also run at White Moose in connection with the exhibition, including artist talks, workshops and other activities aimed at various age groups.


The 30 international artists who exhibit work as part of Project AfterBirth:


Alison O’Neill (UK), Amanda West (USA), Belinda Kochanowska (Australia), Carole Evans (UK/Switzerland), Chris Anthem (Lebanon/UK), Clare Archibald (Scotland), Courtney Kessel (USA), Csilla Nagy (Hungary), Danielle Hobbs (Australia), Debbie Lee (UK), Eti Wade (UK), Geoffrey Harrison (UK), Helen Sargeant (UK), Hester Berry (UK), Ione Rucquoi (UK), Jana Kasalova (Czech Republic), Jenny Lewis (UK), Josie Beszant (UK), Laura James Wray (UK/South Africa), Lu Heintz (USA), Madison Omahne (USA), Magda Stawarska Beavan (UK/Poland), Marilyn Kyle (UK), Rachel Fallon (Ireland), Rocio Saenz (Mexico), Ruth Gray (UK), Sasha Waters Freyer (USA), Sarah Sudhoff (USA), Tareg Morris (UK) and Trish Morrissey (UK/Ireland).



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