Friday 18 January 2019
CREATE was launched last night at St. Peters Gallery.
The pregnancy and neonatal journey can be beautiful and scary, joyous and heartbreaking. It can be miraculous, frustrating, sought after or unexpected. It can be straightforward, or it can wind and twist through our lives. We think of it as nine months, but it can be years of trying. It can end unexpectedly. It can resonate for decades afterwards.
Every single pregnancy and neonatal journey is unique.
In this exhibition, the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, a network of obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives and related health professionals brought together to carry out research on women’s and children’s health, hope to highlight common pregnancy and newborn health issues and celebrate the impact of perinatal research on mothers and babies in Ireland and internationally.
The network which brings experts from seven of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland together are focusing on improving the health and lives of mothers and babies in Ireland and around the world. INFANT co-leads the network.
Featured artist Yonit Kosovske
Speaking at the launch of the CREATE Exhibition, Prof Geraldine Boylan INFANT Director said, “INFANT is delighted that we have the opportunity to host CREATE in Cork and to showcase the exhibition to our local community. It is wonderful to see scientists and artists working together, to share knowledge and to create new ways of seeing and communicating research. INFANT is proud to be part of the HRB Mothers and Babies Clinical Trial Network as our centre echoes the commitment of the network to put women and children at the heart of our research.”
The exhibition will run until the 27th January, and local breastfeeding groups in particular are invited to meet in the Gallery and explore the exhibition.
The full list of artworks and events is available at http://www.hrb-mbctni.ie/create/