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The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth. The collection currently comprises of photography, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film. It is hosted by the Department of Midwifery, part of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. The collection is displayed across Guy’s Campus in New Hunt's House, the Chantler SaIL Clinical Skills Centre, the Henriette Raphael Building and the Hodgkin Building.
Image : Helen Knowles BRC Curator interviewing Judy Chicago
Student Midwives in the Home from Home suite at Salford University learning about homebirth practise surrounded by two works by Judy Chicago from her 1980's Birth Project. Opposite
If you would like to visit the collection online with a guided tour , then please sign up to be led around via a zoom link with Hermione Witlshire, Eleanor Featherby or Helen Knowles.
Image : Hollie Miller, 'Career Woman' (2019), 90cm x 90cm C-Type Print.Materials: twelve white silk ties, menstrual blood
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED 2020
Competiton for New Works Online screening
Aimee Gilmore, Alison Flora, Anna Perach, Cassie Arnold, Franciszka Jagielak & Aleksandra Klimek-Lipnicka, Helen Benigson, Hollie Miller, Isabelle Zumbrink, Jennifer Long, Katherine Lovett, Marta Stysiak, Michelle Hartney, Ruby Bateman Stillyana Minkovska & Ukhona Mlandu
ANNOUNCEMENT - Nora Heidorn has been selected for the PHD studentship ***************************
Watch the BRC Competititon for New Works shortlist by clicking on the image below.
RE-DOING LUCY - performance lecture by Puck Verkade. - collaboration with the London Science Gallery / Gender Season to commission a new work and acquire it for BRC.