Skin to Skin
When: 06/07/2019 – 06/09/2019
An exhibition of art and poetry.
Carmen Marcus wrote a wonderful collection of poetry about the early days of motherhood. The fourth trimester is an intense and sometimes rocky time for parents. I met Carmen in the supermarket with our babies, and we discussed the experiences we were having as new mothers. It was a relief to be able to share, so I asked Carmen to send me her poetry. I was so inspired by the visual imagery they conjured, I began to sketch and illustrate what I was reading.
The subject of maternal mental health came up a lot during our meetings. For this reason, we want to share our art, to make it easier for other parents to discuss their own experiences openly.
Carmen will be displaying her poems, and I will be presenting lots of drawings and paintings.
The subject is a very intimate one, showing a side of being new parents you don’t often see. There will be a space for you to leave notes, sketches, poems of your own, if you wish to. We hope that by telling our stories, others will feel less alone during those 3 am feeds.
A family friendly event, open to everybody, there is a cafe in the gallery, and some toys for young children. The exhibition runs until September, we look forward to meeting lots of you at the launch.