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The HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network is seeking proposals for artworks for CREATION: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond.

CREATION will be a free public art exhibition hosted in Science Gallery Dublin in May 2018, after which it will tour various healthcare and research institutions around the country.

The exhibition will explore, through art and image, deep insights and new perspectives into the world of pregnancy and newborn health research, from conception to birth, and beyond.

The HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network is a network of obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives and related professionals from seven of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland, brought together to carry out research on women’s and children’s health.

The network hope this exhibition will highlight common pregnancy and newborn health issues and celebrate the impact of research on mothers and babies in Ireland and internationally.

Co-Chair of the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Ireland, Prof Fergal Malone said,

“The CREATION exhibition is an opportunity to examine groundbreaking research in the perinatal space and ponder themes as diverse as maternal-fetal medicine and midwifery, preeclampsia and persistent pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and doppler scans.”

“By creating an inviting space to discuss and examine these areas in women’s and children’s health, and by spotlighting women’s experiences, the CREATION exhibition embodies the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network’s commitment to placing women and children at the centre of our research and care.” expanded Prof Eugene Dempsey, Co-Chair of the Network.

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The exhibition organisers are looking for mums, dads, visual artists, clinicians, researchers, graphic designers, statisticians, photographers, midwives, and everyone in between to contribute to the exhibition.

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Dr Elizabeth Tully, Programme Manager, HRB Mother and Baby CTNI, explained;

“If you’re a mum or dad with an experience to share, or a painter or visual artist that wants to explore the world of pregnancy, birth and beyond – we’re looking for you to be a part of this exciting new project. We are looking for perinatal researchers that come across beautiful imagery in the course of their work. We are looking for statisticians and graphic designers who love displaying research data in innovative ways. We are looking for doctors and midwives, photographers and painters, to help us bring CREATION to life.”

Deadline for proposals is 16th of February 2018, 17.00 Dublin time.

You can learn more about the exhibition, and submit proposals at http://www.hrb-mbctni.ie/creation/