Natalie Lennard

Natalie Lennard

London, United Kingdom

About Natalie Lennard

Proud to present multi-award-winning series 'Birth Undisturbed' available as limited edition prints here on Saatchi Art. In Birth Undisturbed, Natalie Lennard strives to combine the rawness of childbirth and the beauty of narrative photography in a completely unprecedented way, depicting birthing scenes of icons from the Virgin Mary to Calamity Jane and the Queen. Partly inspired by her own experience of motherhood and birth, and by highlighting key figureheads and writers from the realm of essential birth philosophy, the timeliness of the series is ever more appropriate in a global maternity crisis. The series is accompanied with a short film for each piece. Birth Undisturbed has won multiple awards for its images and filmmaking, including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, BJP Portrait of Humanity, ND Awards Fine Art, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival Official Selection 2020.

Education

2005-8: BA (Joint Hons) English and Media, University of Sussex, England

AWARDS:

ND Awards 2020, Fine Art Series Category Winner

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Artists' Film Official Selection (Call to Prayer), 2020

Portrait of Humanity 2019, British Journal of Photography, Winner (Aquadural), 2019

12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Winner, 2018

Mother Art Prize, Procreate Project, Winner, 2018

Honourable Mention, Fine Art Category (Born of Calamity), Chromatic Awards, 2019

First Place, Nudes Category (Salle Sauvage), Chromatic Awards, 2018

Shortlisted for the Hopper Art Prize, 2018

Honourable Mention, IPA Lucie / International Photography Awards, 2018

Final 39 shortlist (Royal Blood) for the Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize, 2018


Events

Official Selection in Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Screening of Call to Prayer, 3-8 November 2020

Keynote speaker, Phlock Conference, March 2020

Speaker, IMUK (Independent Midwives UK) Conference, Birmingham, May 2021

Speaker on panel Birth, Body and Performance, Visual & Performing Arts, Brunel University London, 5th June 2018

Speaker on Empowered Midwives, Empowered Women, University of Brighton Midwifery Society, 18th July 2018

Exhibition screening of Birth Undisturbed videos at From Birth to Health: Toward Sustainable Childbirth, Lisbon, 17-18 Sep 2018

Speaker 'Birth Undisturbed: The Story of Evan', at Women's Voices, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London, Oct 2017

Speaker 'The Telling of a Woman's Surreal Story', debut of 'The Whitechapel Woman' at Story Conference Carnival of Curiosity, Schermerhorn Symphony Centre, Nashville, Sep 2017

Speaker 'Victory Voyage, The Story of Evan' for IMUK (Independent Midwives UK) Eastwood House UK, Nottingham, Nov 2016

Exhibitions

Her Story: Contemporary Female Artists Worldwide, Hamptons Virtual Art Fair, Gallery 1202, Aug/Sep 2020

Photo LA, Virtual Art Fair, Camp Gallery, July 2020

Photo LA Art Fair, Gallery 1202, Feb 2020

'Aquadural' as part of BJP Portrait of Humanity Winners at PhotoNOLA Festival, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, USA, Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, Sep 2019

Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria, Oct - Nov 2019

National Centre For Photography in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Nov 2019

'Aquadural' acquired by Birth Rites Collection, Kings College London (48 x 64cm)

Birth Undisturbed Series exhibited for 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (Winner), Galerie Valid Photo, Barcelona, May 2019

'Aquadural' exhibited for Mother Art Prize's Finalists Show, Mimosa House London, 2-18 May 2019

'Salle Sauvage' shown at exhibition Accouche! Histoires de la Naissance (Birth Stories) at Free University of Brussels, 19 February 2019

'Royal Blood' exhibited at Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpar Portrait Prize Shortlist Show, September 2018

Solo exhibit Twelve Women in Academia at Houses of Parliament, 16th - 19th January 2017