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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 housed in the University of Salford in the School of Nursing Midiwfery and Social Care in the Mary Seacole Building.
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.
SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED ****
Birth Rites Competition for New Works 2017.
Frances Megan Wynne
Wai Pong Lui
Tae Eun Ahn
Alison O Niell