The following associated talks and screenings will take place alongside The egg the womb the head and the moon exhibition showing at Artsmill from 3rd-25th May 2014.

Film Screening: Tierney Gearon The Mother Project a film by Jack Youngleston and Peter Sutherland 

Thursday 8th May 7.30pm- 9pm

Join us for the screening of the film followed by a short informal discussion. All welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Arts School (second floor), Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire

Celebrated photographer Tierney Gearnoon’s work has been labelled manipulative, disturbing and even perverse. A former model and dancer, Gearnon came to notorious fame in 2001 when photos of her own naked and masked children in the I Am a Camera show at London’s Saatchi Gallery had authorities threatening child pornography charges.

Fimmakers Peter Sutherland (Pedal) and Jack Youngleson (Producer, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) follow this exceptional artist over the course of three years as she assembles her most daring and emotionally complex body of work to date: a series on her manic-depressive schizophrenic mother, who resides in Grey Gardens squalor in the frozen farm country of upstate New York. The mixture of art and family can almost be too close for comfort, but like Gearnon’s photographs there is a subversive beauty that emerges from the incongruity between ordinary moments and madness. Tierney Gearnon: The Mother Project is a moving and intricate portrait of an artist, her inspirations and unconventional family relationships.

http://www.themotherproject.com

 

The Maternal: a workshop and performance based on the themes of the accompanying exhibition.

Threadbear Theatre Company

Saturday 10th May Workshop 2.30 £10. Participants are invited to be in the evening show. Show begins 7.30pm. Pay what you will. Info/booking tel: 07837684394

Playback theatre uses improvisation to tell stories of the audience.

Arts School (second floor), Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire

 

Cup of tea a biscuit and a chat about the art work in the exhibition with the curator Helen Sargeant.

Wednesday 14th May 11.30am-12pm & 1.30-2pm

I will be invigilating the exhibition all day on Wednesday 14th May so please pop by for a cup of tea and and an informal chat with me about the work in the show. I will be brewing up at 11:30am and again at 1.30pm.

All welcome cup of tea provided.

The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire

 

We need to talk about maternity. 

Thursday May 15th 7.30-9pm

Artists from The egg the womb the head and the moon discuss work from their current exhibition in relation to ideas and representations of the maternal in contemporary arts practice.

All welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Arts School, Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire

 

Curators tour of The egg the womb the head and the moon exhibition at Artsmill

Sunday 18th May 1.30-2.30pm

Helen Sargeant will lead a tour of the artists work in the exhibition.

All welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The David Wright Gallery, Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire

 

Film Screening:  Lost in Living a documentary film by Mary Trunk produced by ma and pa films

Friday 23rd May 7-9.30pm

Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, LOST IN LIVING, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.

http://www.maandpafilms.com/lostinliving

All welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Arts School (second floor), Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hedben Bridge, West Yorkshire