The egg, the womb, the head and the moon exhibition review- by Rebecca Baillie

The strength of the recently concluded exhibition in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire – the egg, the womb, the  head and the moon – was in its inclusivity and openness. To create a structure and then to renounce control  is difficult; difficult when parenting, difficult when curating and difficult to do as an artist. Helen Sargeant,  however, manages to do this quite effortlessly as she allows the experience of maternity to be contradictory and ambiguous through her sensitive, perhaps one could even say ‘maternal’, curation of this exhibition. Nestled in the heart of picturesque English country landscape and born of the 42 week open access blog (the length of a pregnancy) also called ‘the egg, the womb, the head and the moon’, the exhibition feels protected and gentle, even on the approach. Upon entering the gallery space – situated in a beautiful disused old Mill building – the tone of community Read more...