Saturday 20 July, 11am to 1pm.
Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland, The Printworks, Dublin Castle.
Practice and Parenthood invites four practitioners within the arts to discuss the topic of parenthood in the 21st Century with a focus on parenting artists. We welcome Susan Bright – Curator and Writer to speak about her PhD research Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, and the reasons and motivation behind the process. Home Truths was published in 2013 by Art/Books and consequently exhibited in 2014-15. Bright will discuss the ideas that conceptually united the publication and the show, and threaded through the research. Home Truths challenges stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing conditions of power, gender, domesticity, the maternal body, and female identity.
Michelle Browne – co-founder of The Mothership Project will discuss the current situation for parenting artists, as much as other arts professionals, and propose how cultural organisations can contribute to the inclusiveness of parents and children, through programming and artist development. Browne will be joined by Rosie O’Gorman and Frank Abruzzese of Cow House Studios. Last year, Frank and Rosie developed Satellite, in collaboration with The Mothership Project. Satellite was a pilot residency for parenting artists, through provision of time and space, and included childcare and accommodation on-site for children and partners.
Find out more at: museum.photoireland.org/…practice-parenthood/
An initiative of the Critical Academy.