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Private View : Public Birth

Artist Book on sale now


Birth Rites is pleased to announce that a catalogue to accompany the exhibition which was recently on show at Gv Art in London has been produced by Helen Knowles and Poppy Bowers.  


The book is a limited-edition of 75 and has been hand-screen printed at the Hotbed Press. It includes essays  by Dr. Lisa Baraitser and Imogen Tyler, Janis Jefferies and Poppy Bowers and seven full-colour plates of the art work in the exhibition.


To order a copy please email [email protected]


Youtube portraits

Drawing from a vast library of online birth videos, Helen Knowles appropriates imagery of women in the transcendental state of birth. Using an innovative printing technique of exposing a screen with a digital projector, Knowles creates striking images that oscillate between the figurative and abstraction.



With support from Arts Council England and The Amateurs Trust        



Image : 'Рrivate View : Public Birth hand screen printed artist book by Helen Knowles and Poppy Bowers.


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