Mum’s the Word Exhibition
Browns Guest House
281 Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 4AQ
The Mum’s The Word Project is the result of a creative exchange between writer Kate Thirlwall and artist Tim Smyth, as they embarked on parenthood in two different cities: Oxford and Norwich.
Kate started putting her feelings into words during maternity leave and Tim answered them in pictures. In the process they both rediscovered their love of creativity as a tool to process experience.
The twelve poems and illustrations tell their story of the first year as newborn parents with candour, love and a sense of humour. Their hope is to resonate with people on the same journey. The project is dedicated to Kate’s son Otto and to Tim’s daughter Astrid.