• Magda Stawarska-Beavan

    Magda Stawarska-Beavan (UK, Lancashire) Mother Tongue (2009) Set of 3 screen-prints with sound installation ARTIST STATEMENT: In Mother Tongue I am trying to represent the passage of time and preserve the ephemeral moments in the development of a child’s relationship …..

  • Laura James Wray

    Laura James Wray (UK, Cornwall) Bound and Controlled (2011) Slip cast white earthenware, smoke fired and bound with rubber inner bungy cord ARTIST STATEMENT: Twenty five weeks pregnant, my first experience of crowning was a cruel and brutal introduction to …..

  • Courtney Kessel

    PERFORMING PARENTHOOD 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Courtney Kessel (USA, Ohio) In Balance With (2012) Performance documentation on film (5 minute edit) ARTIST STATEMENT: “In this performance my six-year-old daughter, Chloe, and I sit at opposite ends of an empty sixteen-foot seesaw. …..

  • Danielle Hobbs

    Danielle Hobbs (Australia, Victoria) Fight or Flight (reversible caplet for shifting psychological states) (2013) Porcelain teeth, cotton, emu feathers, button (with armature) ARTIST STATEMENT: This work takes its name from the psychological reaction that occurs in response to a harmful …..

  • Rachel Fallon

    Rachel Fallon (Ireland, Wicklow) Caul Birth (2015) and Baby’s First Knife & Service Rattle (2013) Bronze; cotton, wool and silk thread ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a visual artist whose practice is based on ideas of protection and defence particularly in …..

  • Tareg Morris

    Tareg Morris (UK, Cornwall) Fathers for Injustice (2012) Ceramics ARTIST STATEMENT: I document my time of struggle, vulnerability and injustice as a single mother trying to protect my young child, exploring the feelings and experiences of my journey inside the …..

  • Rocio Saenz

    Rocío Sáenz (México) Dreaming About A Killer Dog (2015) Mixed media on digital print on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT: “The superposition of incoherent and hilarious elements within my work is a continuous fusion required to express The Quotidian Chaos. My drawing, …..

  • Rachel Epp Buller

    Rachel Epp Buller (USA, Kansas) The Food Landscape (2007/8) Food based screen prints (in 10 hand-bound books) ARTIST STATEMENT: The Food Landscape is a conceptual project that visually narrates the end of my breastfeeding journey. Based on a food log …..

  • Muffie Connelly

    PERFORMING PARENTHOOD 2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION: Muffie Connelly (USA, Oregon) Induction Ceremony (2013) Dance performance ARTIST STATEMENT: Induction Ceremony is a 53 minute dance performance film directly resulting from choreographer Muffie Connelly’s personal experience with isolation and postpartum depression. This work …..

  • Hester Berry

    Hester Berry (UK, Brighton) Summer Evening (2014) Oil on board ARTIST STATEMENT: I was fiercely adamant that I would not let my painting slip once I became a mother. I had a week off from my work after the birth, …..