15/03/2023 - 25/03/2023
Contemporary - Mixed Medium
Nine Artist Group Show - Stretch
Artists: Ruth Batham, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Lucy Cade, Justine Hounam, Catherine Lette, Jennifer Nieuwland, Lucienne O’Mara, Emily Stevens & J Williamson
"Stretch marks are the first signs showing how the body is able to evolve, to accommodate and adapt to the growth of a new human being. With ‘Stretch’, we want to explore the physical and psychological transformations in the experience of motherhood and the ambivalent tensions within this. These significant shifts allow us to develop evolving skills and to negotiate our ever-changing ego in relation to those close to us. This show is a conversation between artists, who are all mothers, about what different stages of mothering feel like.
The exhibition touches upon universal themes of humanness - not only for mothers. Sleep deprivation; the trace of trauma; humour in the abject; bodily memory; borders and meeting points; mother earth and science fiction; body politics and the banality and absurdity of everyday life. Mothering affects us all.
The works included will present painting, sculpture and installation. Pieces across the lifetime of mothers with different ages of children and at different developments in their lives. Here together, we stretch beyond the current discourse about motherhood. Just as we want to be seen as more than just one part of ourselves, we want our work to speak across different cross sections of making art."
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