Good Mother is guest curated by Gabrielle Lane, and featured Fran Callen, Zoe Freney, Jess Mara, Fight for Self Collective and myself.
“Good Mother is a sensitive exploration of the lived maternal experience. Ranging from evocative oil painting, meticulous 3D printed sculptures, and interactive installations, this exhibition demonstrates the vibrancy and inventiveness of six mother/artists.”
My work in this exhibition explored my complex and often contradictory experiences of motherhood, from feelings of entrapment to possessiveness, frustration, sadness, and longing to love, joy, and empowerment. Utilising symbolism of growth, death and fertility and teasing out societal narrative surrounding the every fraught ‘good mother’, these works sought to explore motherhood as something profoundly ambivalent - monstrous in every sense of the word.
Photos 1-5 by Rosina Possingham