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Mothra- Artist Parent Project Exhibition
June 14 @ 9:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pmFree
MOTHRA (@artistparents), in collaboration with Artscape Youngplace, is pleased to announce their first collective exhibition at the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries!
MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project hosts artist residencies for artists who are parents. Artists attend the residency with their child(ren) for one week. The first residency was at Artscape Youngplace in 2018; MOTHRA now call Artscape Gibraltar Point (@gibraltarpointto) home.
This exhibition is a snapshot of some of the work produced by former artists-in-residence and their children.
“As a collective we are interested in thinking about the tropes and stereotypes of what an artist is. We want to be part of a shifting to rethink the assumptions and biases in the institutions of art. MOTHRA is in the feminist tradition of taking everyday life and transforming art through that. MOTHRA borrows from feminist approaches to art practice, but we do not exclude others (i.e. men/fathers, carers).
A patriarchal mode of making art has dominated our lives as artists as it has throughout our culture. To be taken seriously in most fields you are expected to sever your links with personal relationships – such as family – in order to be successful. MOTHRA is attempting to push back against this. We are interested in how art changes when we admit to the relationships in our lives.
We need to prepare the artist-parent, arts funding bodies, studios, galleries, art venues, and society as a whole for the participation of children. A big part of what we do as humans is to care for others. This care should be acknowledged, should be visible, and should be rewarded.”
Neema Bickersteth, Sarah Cullen, Mary Dyja, Cherie Harte, Derrick Hodgson, Montina Hussey, Olga Klosowski, Meghan Monaghan, Kerri-Lynn Reeves, Allison Rowe, Kara Sievewright, Alison Thompson
Exhibition hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, daily at 180 Shaw St (2nd and 3rd floors), from June 14 – July 4.