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Making An Exhibition

Bump Buddies has been working with Hackney Museum to think about how we can tell stories of mothers in Hackney in 2018. The V&A is also supporting this project.

We have been exploring how we can use objects in the Museum’s collection to tell the stories of Hackney mums. We will use these to build an exhibition at the Hackney Museum summer 2018.

7 days, 7 photos

Smart phones enable us to take lots of photos. The photos that we choose to share are carefully selected, organised and displayed to present a certain image of ourselves.

We asked the women involved in this project to choose one photo that represents their week.

 7 days, 1 photo

We asked the women involved in the project to choose one photo that represents their week.

Kim BB


Hawa BB


Kirsty BB


Women supporting women

One of the key themes that has emerged during the project has been women supporting women.

One participant described feeling really lonely in the early days of being a new mum. She wanted other women to know that they aren’t alone at this time and suggested that we could make postcards with positive messages written on them.

Another member of the group created these images in response.

Let my crown fall 

She will raise an empire


 Designing the exhibition

The women were asked to think about how the exhibition may look. They used a picture of the exhibition space and drew or wrote about what their exhibition may look like.

This is the exhibition space:

Plan of the platform space

Plan of the platform space

During the session we were visited by Mayor Phillip Glanville. He was interested in hearing about how the project came about and what the women were hoping to get from it.

Mayor BB

Visit from Mayor Glanville