The Other in Mother

The Other in Mother is a visual art project which explores the psychological transition women experience in motherhood, described as a ‘continuous process of contradictions-tensions-resolutions-new contradictions’.

With support from Arts Council England, Manchester Art Gallery, Cheshire East Council and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Arc commissioned artist Sarah Greaves to produce a touring installation, building on Arc’s participatory arts work with vulnerable mothers. Following a period of research and development with women with perinatal depression & health professionals, Sarah created an immersive installation of manipulated objects representing diverse experiences of maternal transition.

The installation, housed in an enclosed geodesic dome, was seen by over 2,800 people. It toured from September – December 2018 to Manchester Art Gallery, Leeds Museum, Gallery Oldham, Macclesfield Library and Arc Centre (Stockport).