We need more monuments for women like you, 2019

Stoneware, steel, wood, upholstery foam, vinyl, paint

'We need more monuments for women like you' was exhibited as part of 'm_othering the perceptual ars poetica' at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick. 

'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.

Curated by Abbra Kotlarczyk and Antonia Sellbach, with works by Olga Bennett, Simona Castricum, Bonita Ely, Abbra Kotlarczyk, Alice McIntosh, Josephine Mead, Ruth O’Leary, Lucreccia Quintanilla, r e a, Katie Ryan, Antonia Sellbach, Amber Wallis and written contributions from Jazz Money and Guest, Riggs (Stephanie Guest & Kate Riggs).

'We need more monuments for women like you'  pictured with works by Olga Bennett.

For more information on this project please follow this link.

Find the catalogue essay by Abbra Kotlarczyk here

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