m_othering the perceptual ars poetica

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

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 30 August 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019

A veritable (un) mooring 2017 (detail) image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Sunday 04 August 2019.
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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
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Katie Ryan
Antonia Sellbach
Amber Wallis


Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick East