Lisa Creagh’s new project, Holding Time, will be showing at ONCA Gallery for two weeks, with an installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation and video recorded interviews with participating mothers.
Creagh’s work sets out to remove the barriers to breastfeeding, whilst positively promoting this role in society by providing positive images of mother and child relationships, seeking to re-contextualise motherhood in general and breastfeeding in particular as an active, rather than passive activity.
A collaborative piece, Lisa has worked with breastfeeding mothers, sociologist Lucila Newell, glass maker Mike Barrett and composer Helen Anahita Wilson to create a work which transcends the walls of a gallery.
Lisa Creagh will be in conversation with Lucila Newell, whose academic research has informed the direction and scope of The Parlour website. Lucila's blog posts have looked at a range of issues surrounding breastfeeding including mythology, imagery, embarrassment and time.
It will be a great opportunity to hear from both women about the journey to set up The Parlour, the aims behind the project and where it may go next.
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