(M)other is having a baby

Exhibition, 21st-26th January 2023
Village Hall, Great Northern Warehouse, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN

(M)other is a collective of artist-parents based in the North West of England that formed during 2022, and for our first action together, we’re holding an exhibition of sketchbooks, emerging ideas, and introductions to our works in Manchester during January.

I’ve been working on a new maquette piece – lots of the things I make in my studio are experiments at a manageable scale that I think could become something bigger, more complicated, more specific to a location. I’ve been bringing together some poetry and drawing that reflects on the time spent within the home, as a mother during maternity leave in 2019 and the subsequent year of 2020. I’ve been exploring creating digital drawings and cutting text into the printouts of those drawings. I’ll share the completed work in full once it’s on show, but for now here’s some pictures of the making process.