Motherhood exhibition on show at Ramsgate’s Discovery Planet

Pieces from the Birth Rites Collection at Discovery Planet

This Saturday (September 9) will be a final chance to explore the concept of motherhood in an exhibition made up of selected works from the Birth Rites Collection being displayed at Discovery Planet HQ in Ramsgate High Street.

The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth and is currently housed at the University of Kent.

The idea of bringing a selection of pieces to Ramsgate was the brainchild of Dr Rebecca Ogden, lecturer in Latin American studies at the University of Sheffield (formerly at the University of Kent). In line with her specific research interests, and mindful of Discovery Planet’s ongoing programme of collaborative workshops delivered alongside university departments, she thought it would be interesting for the community to explore the often taboo, or heavily idealised topic of birth and early motherhood.

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm this Saturday and is free for anyone to attend. Alongside the photographic portrait series, One Day Young, by Jenny Lewis, and the 2021 documentary ‘Come Home’ by Polish filmmaker Marta Stysiak, there will be craft activities available to enable visitors to explore the topic.

The exhibition is another opportunity to take part in one of Discovery Planet’s creative learning opportunities and the team hopes to welcome as many people to the event as possible.

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