On 6th July 1999 I came into this world 14 weeks prematurely and weighing less than a bag of sugar – a consequence of my mother suffering a placental abruption. My traumatic birth was the start of a long journey for me and my parents, who were exposed to a brutal version of first-time parenthood. This project explores this roller-coaster experience. Using a diverse portfolio of material this collection lays open this highly personal and emotional story for the first time. During my 1st 9 weeks of life, while in the care of the amazing staff of the Rosie Hospital, I had over 30 operations leaving a permanent signature on my body and a reminder of who I am and how I got here.
Lucy Airlie • Eden Angus • Amy Bentham • Onna Borbely • Heather Boulter • Freya Britnell • Phoebe Cascarina • Rebecca Davis • Tara Ferguson • Sophie Anna Green • Sophie Hall • Katie Loudon • Abigail Medlycott • Nathan Miles • Charley Skinner • Toni Slattery • Keane Waite • Harriet Warne • Nick Wegg • Morgan Williams •