Artist Residency in Motherhood

2016-2017
Miriwoong country

From August 2016 until my son begins school in 2020, I will be partaking in an Artist Residency in Motherhood (ARIM), a self directed open source residency program for artists who are also mothers. Founded by Lenka Clayton the residency now has over 253 artists in 24 countries.

Over the course of this residency I will explore ways to defy the idea that a powerful professional practice and an engaged motherhood are mutually exclusive things. Elements of this process will be updated here and on instagram – follow me here.

Early on in this process – this mint, which began sprouting out the bottom side of my hay bale garden, has been a source of inspiration for doing things differently:

 

Bread making is another inspiration found in the domestic sphere. It gets me thinking about how we classify ‘bread winners’, how we understand the things that make the world go round, and the amazing capacity of simple things like flour, yeast and water, to so radically change form:

Residue on a plate #artistresidencyinmotherhood #damper #breadwinner #domesticlabour #isitart

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Rising #isitart #domesticlabour #breadwinner #damper #artistresidencyinmotherhood

 

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