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    Parenting Science Gang, April 2018
    I’m a mother and my daughter is 5 and a half. I had a tricky time breastfeeding. You can read more about this experience here when you have time as the story is Loooong and sad, kind of. Although now I’m doing this work for a few years I realize that my story is quite typical of many women’s experiences But that’s skipping forward. So I decided to do something, given my skills set, it was probably going to be photography…I was amazed by how little support there was for breastfeeding. And I was also amazed by breastfeeding. It blew me away.
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    In Conversation, Fabrica Gallery, 2018
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    In Conversation, ONCA Gallery, 2018
    During the Holding Time exhibition at ONCA Gallery in 2018, Lisa Creagh and Parlour CoFounder Lucilla held a conversation about the ideas behind the Parlour and Holding Time
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    PhotoMonitor, January 2018
    This month Lisa Creagh will present her newest project ‘Holding Time’ at Fabrica, Brighton, as a multi-screen installation featuring animation, stills and video. Using material created over the past three years of breastfeeding mothers, this installation will test a working method of showing stop motion portraits alongside an abstract ‘time map’ based on Cosmatesque designs.
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    British Journal of Photography, January 2018
    Photography, Motherhood and Time in Lisa Creagh's Holding Time. Urging a new conception of time as experienced by breastfeeding mothers, Creagh's work goes on show at Fabrica on 18 January, then moves to ONCA Gallery and Royal Brompton Hospital, London
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Holding Time


Thursday 22nd February - Sunday 4th March
Private View Thursday 22nd February, 6 - 9pm ONCA Gallery
, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB

During the exhibition, ONCA Gallery will be available as a breastfeeding hub for mothers who wish to participate in the exhibition by feeding in a comfortable space in the gallery.


ONCA Gallery will be showing Holding Time for two weeks this spring, with an installation of photographic still portraits, a single screen animation of Holding Time, with music by Helen Anahita Wilson and video recorded interviews with participating mothers. In conjunction with The Parlour, a social enterprise founded by artist Lisa Creagh and sociologist Lucila Newell, the exhibition will feature a daily 'breastfeeding hub' where mothers can join in the conversation by breastfeeding together in the gallery. The exhibition will also feature talks and workshops around the  theme of motherhood and time, focusing on the issues facing mothers who breastfeed.

For new mothers there is little in popular visual culture to affirm their new role as mother and breast feeder. Many new mothers want to feed their babies but feel isolated breastfeeding at home and may not have the confidence to breastfeed in public. This 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.

In the UK, breastfeeding has been recognised as having a major role to play in public health and in reducing health inequalities, and has been translated into policy programmes such as the Baby Friendly Initiative that accredits health care facilities that adopt best practice standards for breastfeeding. However, less than 1% of babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life.

www.the-parlour.org.

EVENTS

Motherhood and Time

 



Lisa Creagh in Conversation with Lucila Newell  Saturday 24th February 2018, 1pm
As a writer and sociologist, Lucila Newell has researched policy change on the issues around breastfeeding and public space. She is a regular contributor to The Parlour, an online exchange of ideas featuring interviews with breastfeeding mothers, images and ideas around overcoming the cultural barriers to breastfeeding. The talk will take place in the gallery.

Breastfeeding in Public: This Discomfort Matters


 
Workshop: Wednesday 28th February 2018  2-5pm ( meeting room upstairs)

'There is a geography to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding in public is about breastfeeding in front of others, and it includes many different spaces, not those most obviously public like park or street benches. It can be private but public spaces such as cafes, restaurants, shopping malls. More welcoming common and public spaces are needed. Public spaces express many of the values and needs and prevalent uses of the spaces. If we are in spaces of consumption, like urban city centres, the shapes of these spaces favour circulation, movement, ability to access products and services. But breastfeeding requires, sometimes, to be able to sit down, take our time; to feel safe; to have shelter; to be able to accommodate our bodies and the things we carry.' - Lucila Newell, The Parlour 2017

Lisa Creagh and Lucila Newell look at the barriers to public breastfeeding and asks the question: “How can public spaces be redesigned to incorporate breastfeeding?” Mothers, architects, public policy makers and anyone interested in the issue of designing public space to encourage and support breastfeeding are invited to attend this three hour workshop”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breastfeeding-in-public-this-discomfort-matters-tickets-41518015502

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For more information visit https://onca.org.uk/



Free Admission Open: 10am – 5pm
 

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