Birth Rites Collection art competition

Saturday 2 February 2013 12.00am - Saturday 2 February 2013 6.00am
Venue: The Egg, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, M50 2HE
Event Type: Health
Seeds by Valerie Schmidt

The shortlisted entries for the Birth Rites Collection’s bi-annual art prize will be showcased at the MediaCityUK campus.

The Birth Rites Collection was established by Helen Knowles, an artist and curator who aims to encourage a wider debate about the politics and practice of childbirth through the use of art.

The exhibition will feature the drawings, films, photographs and sculptures of 15 shortlisted artists from all over the world. The prize is a month at artistic retreat The Trelex Residency in Geneva (including the cost of flights and a stipend) plus a place in the Birth Rites Collection.

The artworks include Emma Lazenby’s BAFTA-winning short animation about a midwife, Mother of Many, photographs of women's faces at the moment of birth by Dominika Dzikowska and YouTube videos of childbirth flanked by photographs of people watching them by Claire Lawrie.

Prize to be awarded at 2pm.