Gallery One, Edinburgh Palette
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
St Margarets House 151 London Road Edinburgh EH7 6AE
Spilt Milk

re: birth is Spilt Milk’s second annual members exhibition, showcasing work by over forty of our national and international artist members.

This year’s theme;  (‘rebirth’ or ‘regarding birth’) has resulted in a diverse collection of work across all media forms exploring representations of birth and the maternal body, contemporary narratives of the mother and child relationship, abstract reflections on the domestic realm as well as work exploring adoption, loss and the cycle of life.

Our poster image features Josie McCoy’s 1997 painting ‘The Birth’ inspired by the cover of Chumbawamba’s 1994 album ‘Anarchy’ which was subsequently banned in several countries for being too explicit. Imagery of birth, breastfeeding and artwork which explores representations of the female body are still continually censored or removed from social media. This exhibition not only challenges the censorship of the maternal experience but presents an honest and multifaceted account of what it means to be a mother in today’s world. The intimate fleeting moments, the fear and anxiety, the physical demands and the shift in identity; this exhibition is a powerful testament to the birth of a mother.

As part of the exhibition, and recreated specifically for re:birth, we will also be presenting ’Interruptions’ a multi media installation by Mother Art Revisited, an American collective of women artists dedicated to creating socio-political art.