Denise Scott Influence of My Mother

Whistler’s portrait of his mother was painted with great warmth and tenderness. Inspired by how the portrait connects with ideas of motherhood, multi-award winning comedian, author and television personality Denise Scott reflects on the unique and powerful influence mothers have in their children’s lives.

Art Talk previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 04 June 2016 to Saturday 04 June 2016

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 16 May 2016.
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“As a young adult I imagined my future would involve swanning around exotic, bohemian, European salons wearing a silk shawl, gaily smoking and drinking whilst creating marvellous, cutting edge, avant-garde theatre.

In reality I found myself living/stuck in suburban Melbourne, feeling utterly responsible for my grief-stricken, recently-widowed mother and my two young children. And so I became a stand-up comic in the genuine belief it would give me time to be creative and have a fab career whilst remaining a totally devoted daughter and mother.”

In this special event Denise shares her thoughts on the ups and downs of motherhood as both a mother and daughter.

Denise Scott, comedian, television and radio presenter