Artists and co-creators of BIG Kids Magazine Jo Pollitt and Lilly Blue will be hosting the first Mother Artist Network forum at the MCA. Joined by artists Emma Magenta and Emma Gale, the panel will explore the challenge and rich terrain of navigating motherhood with an ongoing professional art practice. The Mother Artist Network (MAN)) was launched in 2011 as a platform to provoke dialogue about creative practice and motherhood.
‘We are most interested in how the immersion of motherhood both interrupts the continuum of art-making and similarly invites a highly creative process marked by intensity, speed, rigour, and value.’
Issue 6 of BIG Kids Magazine ‘Patterns and Pathways’ will be launched after this event, from 12 noon.
Please note this is a free event. Limited tickets will be available on the door however bookings are highly recommended
Image courtesy Paul Dunn. Mother Artist and BIG contributor Alexandra Harrison with little Rainer.
This sold out event ran on May 25, 2014.
You can listen to a recording of the event below.
Jo Pollitt is a choreographer, writer, performer, dramaturge, educator and mentor. Based in Perth, Jo has an MA in Creative Arts, lectures in dance at WAAPA and thrives on the rich complexity of life as an independent artist and mother of three. Jo is the co-creator of BIG Kids Magazine.
Lilly Blue is visual artist, educator and visionary in connecting and amplifying the creative space between children and artists. Currently based in Sydney, Lilly has worked extensively in New York and is represented by Art2muse in Sydney and LWS in Paris. Lilly is the co-creator of BIG Kids Magazine.
Emma Magenta is a multi-media artist and author of several books including the award winning The Peril of Magnificent Love and The Gradual Demise of Phillipa Finch, also an ABC television series. Emma derives her inspiration from the creative world of the child. She is currently editing her first young adult fiction novel and teaching Capoeira to children.
Emma Gale is an artist living and working in Northern NSW. Having two children 13 and 6, she has managed to balance the role of motherhood with an incredibly successful art practice with recent solo exhibitions of works on paper and paintings. Her work is held in collections across Australia and the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Dubai and Canada. Emma Gale is represented by Anthea Polson Art, QLD.