11 Mar 2023

Holli McEntegart: the art of postpartum care

From Saturday Morning, 9:38 am on 11 March 2023
Holli McEntegart

Holli McEntegart Photo: supplied

Merging her work as an artist, mother and full spectrum doula, Holli McEntegart’s project Inhabit brings together mothers and their infants to examine how community, cultural and whānau postpartum care has changed in Aotearoa. 

Post-partum is the period after the birth of a child, and a time when many women feel isolated. A doula is a professional trained to work with a new mother before, during and after birth. 

McEntegart has a Masters of Visual Art and Design from AUT and her art has been performed and exhibited throughout the United States and Aotearoa. She first trained as a doula in New York after giving birth to her first child, and is now raising two young boys. 

Inhabit is on until April 1 in Avondale. For details on times and workshops go here.

Art installation "Inhabit" in a shopfront in Wellington with artist Holli McEntegart and her toddler and baby

Inhabit was first staged in a Wellington shopfront with organisation Urban Dream Brokerage. Photo: Anne Noble