Salome Tanuvasa during the opening events of <i>Stars start falling</i>, 2021. 
Image: Hayley Bethell.

Salome Tanuvasa during the opening events of Stars start falling, 2021.
Image: Hayley Bethell.

Art and Motherhood

Artist Korero
  • Sat 8 Oct 2022
  • 10:30—11:30AM
  • Gallery 1
  • Free
  • All Welcome

Producing art as a parent attracts a unique set of issues and expectations that didn’t exist before motherhood: does parenthood influence a mother’s art practice, and how do mothers affect an artist’s work?

Join artists and mothers Salome Tanuvasa, Emerita Baik, and Theresa Tongi on occasion of the current Open Window exhibition O, and collections exhibition Several degrees of attention as we explore the subject of balancing the raising of both a family and an artistic practice.

Emerita Baik, <i>O</i>, 2022.
Silk, ink, polyester, installation view.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bryan James

Emerita Baik, O, 2022.
Silk, ink, polyester, installation view.
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Bryan James

Theresa Tongi speaks at the <i>Lalaga Pasifika, Fia Fia Night</i>, 2022. 
Image: Chris Hill.

Theresa Tongi speaks at the Lalaga Pasifika, Fia Fia Night, 2022.
Image: Chris Hill.

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