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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 in King's College, London which is part of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care.
Theatre Gwan, Fishguard
& Kings College, London
Image of Helen Knowles and Althea Greenan ( Women’s Art Library) at Media CityUK announcing the winner of the competition for new works 2015.
We are pleased to announce that Birth Rites Collection has won some funding from the Goldsmiths Innovation Award to support the relaunch of the collection and mentoring of the business.
Helen Knowles will be working alongside Marina Norris on the mentoring programme.
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.
Past events - Public Exhibitions - Talks by Helen Knowles BRC Curator in conjucntion with Susu Laroche and Georgia Horgan.
Royal Exchange Birth Festival19th - 22nd October 2016.
WE HAVE MOVED!!!!!
From September 2017 the Birth Rites Collection is now hosted by the Department of Midwifery, King's College, London. This is part of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midiwfery and Palliative Care. We are extremely excited to have been so warmly welcomed by the Department of Midwifery.
25th January 2018, 6.00-8.00pm, New Hunt's House, Guy's Campus, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RT
Join us for the launch of the Birth Rites Collection in its new home at Guy's Campus King’s College, London. Celebrate with us the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth.
The collection will be displayed across Guy’s Campus and is hosted by the Department of Midwifery, King’s College, London. Drinks and refreshments available in New Hunts House.
On the night! Screening and announcement of the winner of the Birth Rites Competition for New Work 2018, 7.00 pm.
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED ****
Birth Rites Competition for New Works 2017.
Amy Dignam, Clarissa Bourges, Seema Kohli, Alison O'Neill, W.K. Lynne, Lauren McLaughlin, Tae Eun Ahn, Paula Chambers, Jon Purnell, Sandra Bouguerch, Jennifer Campbell, Jennifer Bishop, Janice Howard, Wai Pong Lui, Frances Megan Wynne, Sara Niroobakhsh, Clare Charnley, Stefanie Ferraz.