Join artist Holli McEntegart at Te Whare Hēra Artist Residency for a kōrero about creating at the intersection of art and motherhood and the fluidity that’s required to maintain your creative identity whilst raising a family. She will discuss her transition from artist to mother-artist and her ongoing work, Inhabit; a social practice project making the lived experience of mother/parenthood visible through art, installation and community care.
“Parenthood is often seen as an obstruction to a creative practice, but if we shift our perspective of the labour of the home, of care, of mothering; can it instead be seen as a valuable site for creative practice? If we reframe the intersection of making and motherhood, how do we then hold and support artists navigating those waters?”
Artist, Linda Lee will be demonstrating how to make muka pito and you can attempt to make your own. Linda will briefly discuss how they should be used.
Please join us for the artist talk and making workshop. There will be space to share, discuss and ask questions.
This is a family friendly event, all welcome and feel free to bring your tamariki.
If you have the night off from the kids, you are invited to stay for a reception afterwards, meet the artist with refreshments provided.
Saturday 12 August