Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Drawing From Birth

Helen Knowles Incised book. 2010

Alongside the Mary Kelly Education programme @ The Whitworth Art Gallery http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/marykelly/ I ran a series of collaborative interdisciplinary workshops with 8 members of the public to explore the visual representation of childbirth. These began on Thursday March 3rd in the Worthington Room in The Whitworth Art Gallery.

The group was a mixed bunch of artists and non-artists with an interest in the subject matter either through their own personal experiences of childbirth or just as something to explore. We worked from You Tube videos, and old and new images of birth found in books magazines and pamplets. Through drawing, screenprint and new media we have created imagery and screenprints We will also work with collage inspired by my own personal interest in this medium from running Collage Night http://www.facebook.com/pages/collage-night/177929039388

This Blog will be updated with imagery, words and ideas over the course of the next 6 weeks.

To view the blog go to http://drawingfrombirth.blogspot.com/

Check out the new blog I have created for a project run by the House of Illustration http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/ I worked on in January and February 2011. Working at St Clement Danes C of E primary school. The project was called Picture it: Inspiration through Illustration http://inspirationthroughillustration.blogspot.com/