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One for Sorrow was a collaborative project produced with the artist Jo Paul while we were AA2A resident artists at North Hertfordshire College in 2015.

The work investigates how a collaborative artistic practice can traverse the themes of infertility, maternal loss and disenfranchised grief with a particular focus on the imaginary child. We presented the work at the Motherhood and Creative Practice conference at London Southbank University in 2015.


We have since contributed a chapter about our project to the book The Maternal in Creative Work: Intergenerational Discussions on Motherhood and Art, edited by Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine which was published in 2019.

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Alison and Jo at the at the Motherhood and Creative Practice conference

(Photo credit: Sophie Cero)

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