Having started a family of her own, Leanne has plunged herself headlong into the all-consuming, compelling and exceptionally lively world of babies and children. Her own breastfeeding experience ignited a desire to further understand the breastfeeding experiences of other women. These women and their breastfeeding journeys have served as an inspiration for her work.
This exhibition is a celebration of breastfeeding and serves to explore various aspects of breast feeding, especially in British Society. Leanne’s portraits reflect the colourful character and beaming energy that emanate from each of her subjects. The work is large scale, vibrant and fresh with each and every portrait a testament to the unique passionate story of what breastfeeding means to the woman and her children.
Leanne has created this new series of portraits with purpose, alongside a booklet about breastfeeding and the journeys of a broad cross section of mothers. To find out more visit www.leannepearce.co.uk.
This collection of artworks has been exhibited in community venues and galleries across the country to stimulate discussions about various aspects of breastfeeding explore different perspectives and inform and educate the British public about the benefits of breastfeeding. The participants involved showcase the empowerment and celebration that breastfeeding was for them.
In association with the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences at Bournemouth University:
Dr Minesh Khashu
Consultant Neonatologist/Prof. of Perinatal Health HSS
Edwin van Teijlingen
Professor Of Reproductive Health, HSS
Dr Alison Taylor
Programme Lead for Midwifery
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery & Infant Feeding Lead, HSS