Realising Mother

Realising Mother is a new exhibition presenting photographic, video and film works by a collection of emerging and established Australian women artists. The exhibition investigates the role of the mother in our culture and the histories that continue to shape that role. This exhibition takes the practice of photography in documenting these interpersonal and political relationships as a method of questioning how the idea of motherhood is created from inside and outside of these experiences. This exhibition aims to free ourselves from preconceived ideas and myths around motherhood, replacing them with narratives more relevant to our contemporary experience.

 The photographic artists featured in this exhibition include Denise Ferris, Sally McInerney, Julie Sundberg, Ella Dreyfus, Anke Stacker, Deborah Kelly, Raphaela Rosella, Miho Watanabe, Sarah Rhodes, Teena McCarthy and Donna Bailey.The video artists are Anne Zahalka,theresa Byrnes,Rafaela Pandolfini with a blog from artist Lottie Consalvo.

Issues explored by these talented artists include; marginalised young mothers, maternal ambivalence, mother daughter relationships, the aging mother, intergenerational inheritance, the loss of identity as mother, the centrality of the mother figure in the family, generational family secrets, LBGTQ families and the role of the mother in indigenous cultures.

This exhibition takes inspiration from the real experience of photographic artist, and the Curator of Realising Mother, Zorica Purlija’s role as a mother of three.


Kudos Gallery 6 Napier st Paddington NSW

Realising Mother is curated by Zorica Purlija as part of the Early Career Curator Award, supported by Kudos Gallery with Arc @ UNSW Art & Design. 

https://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/art-design/kudos-gallery/public-programs/2017/realising-mother-curated-by-zorica-purlija

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As the 2017 recipient of the ECCA, Zorica Purlija will work with Kudos Gallery to develop a new exhibition titled Realising Mother, which will run from 1 – 18 November, with a launch celebration occurring Tuesday 31 October 5 – 7pm, 2017. Image:Raphaela Rosella, ‘Tricia and Ty-Leta’ 2016. 90 x 90 cm.
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2017 Early Career Curator Award recipient: Zorica Purlija

10/31/2017

Realising Mother

Realising Mother is a new exhibition presenting photographic, video and film works by a collection of emerging and established Australian women artists. The exhibition investigates the role of the mother in our culture and the histories that continue to shape that role. This exhibition takes the practice of photography in documenting these interpersonal and political relationships as a method of questioning how the idea of motherhood is created from inside and outside of these experiences. This exhibition aims to free ourselves from preconceived ideas and myths around motherhood, replacing them with narratives more relevant to our contemporary experience.

 The photographic artists featured in this exhibition include Denise Ferris, Sally McInerney, Julie Sundberg, Ella Dreyfus, Anke Stacker, Deborah Kelly, Raphaela Rosella, Miho Watanabe, Sarah Rhodes, Teena McCarthy and Donna Bailey.The video artists are Anne Zahalka,theresa Byrnes,Rafaela Pandolfini with a blog from artist Lottie Consalvo.

Issues explored by these talented artists include; marginalised young mothers, maternal ambivalence, mother daughter relationships, the aging mother, intergenerational inheritance, the loss of identity as mother, the centrality of the mother figure in the family, generational family secrets, LBGTQ families and the role of the mother in indigenous cultures.

This exhibition takes inspiration from the real experience of photographic artist, and the Curator of Realising Mother, Zorica Purlija’s role as a mother of three.


Kudos Gallery 6 Napier st Paddington NSW

Realising Mother is curated by Zorica Purlija as part of the Early Career Curator Award, supported by Kudos Gallery with Arc @ UNSW Art & Design. 

https://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/art-design/kudos-gallery/public-programs/2017/realising-mother-curated-by-zorica-purlija