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.
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.
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
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.
Visit from Mayor Glanville