m_othering the perceptual ars poetica

m_othering the perceptual ars poetica

This exhibition seeks to explore how maternal roles are being approached in creative practice.

Curated by Abbra Kotlarczyk and Antonia Sellbach, m_othering the perceptual ars poetica is an examination of intersectional approaches to mothering and parentage, to include not only the care of children but of the environment and cultural spaces — their histories, forms and legacies. Within the broader context of care-taking and custodianship, the exhibition seeks to describe how maternal roles are being approached in, and at the sidelines of, creative practice.

In this way, the exhibition poses how ‘m_othering’ might function as a framework that speaks to a wide range of other care-taking practices and how we might consider diverse forms of m_othering as creative praxis; as an embodied ars poetica — a term that articulates a state of being, rather than meaning. 

  • Olga Bennett
  • Simona Castricum
  • Bonita Ely
  • Abbra Kotlarczyk
  • Alice McIntosh
  • Josephine Mead
  • Ruth O’Leary
  • Lucreccia Quintanilla
  • r e a
  • Katie Ryan
  • Antonia Sellbach
  • Amber Wallis

Image: Josephine Mead. A veritable (un) mooring 2017 (detail). Digital inkjet print. 60.5 x 41.5 cm. Edition of 3 + AP. Courtesy of the artist


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Email: counihangallery@moreland.vic.gov.au

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