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22 January @ 11:00 - 15:00Free
(M)other, a group of ten North West based creatives, is combatting the exclusion of artist-parents with a new exhibition inspiring creativity and connecting with others while accommodating for modern family arrangements.
The collective aims to break down the barriers to parents attending private art exhibitions, which typically fall during bath and bedtime hours for parents.
Formed in 2022, (M)other, a collective of ten North West based creatives is accommodating modern family life with a new exhibition created “on parent’s terms.”
Inspired by ‘How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents)’ by Hettie Judah, (M)other, is combating the exclusion of artist-parents with a family friendly exhibition and free workshop hosted at the convenience of parents, families and children.
The (M)other exhibition which launches on Saturday 21st January, 11:00-15:00 and will run until Wednesday 25th January, invites attendees to explore the collective’s works – inspired by experiences of parenting, the gaps between, or as a place to escape from those responsibilities.
Between 14:00-16:00 on Saturday 21st, the collective will be hosting a family friendly launch event where attendees will be introduced to (M)other through sketchbooks, emerging ideas, artworks and previous projects that have been put to one side.
Located at The Village Hall at Great Northern Warehouse, the collective is breaking down barriers to parents attending private exhibitions, which are typically hosted weekdays between 18:00-21:00 – prime dinner, bath and bedtime hours for primary caregivers, to inspire creativity and connect with others in the community space.
On Monday 23rd January from 11:00-12:00 (M)other will host the collective’s first workshop, a body positive art session led by artist Lydia O’Hara whose piece in the exhibition ‘YOU ARE NORMAL’ inspired the workshop.
At this session, parents and children are encouraged to explore how creative expression can be used to feel proud of our body, with parents invited to model body confidence to children.
The (M)other exhibition is open Sunday 22nd 11:00-15:00, Monday 23rd 10:00-14:00, Tuesday 10:00-14:00 and Wednesday 25th 12:00-14:00 and is free to attend.
(M)other, which has been supported by the Great Northern Warehouse and funded by Forever Manchester, acts as a support network for members to engage with the wider community, form new connections and create opportunities for collaborative creative projects.
(M)other plans to hold more exhibitions and events throughout 2023