I will be exhibiting a series of artwork about Motherhood and Oppression exposing the way society treats mothers. I combine stereotypical images of love, harmony and happiness with statistics showing the discrimination women with children face.
Women’s lives change considerably after pregnancy. It’s a time when many women report a variety of mental health issues and are at risk of domestic violence in the home, discrimination in the workplace, many mothers are thrown into poverty, particularly if there is no other adult in the household. Childcare is unaffordable and isn’t flexible enough to meet the demands of employers yet women are often blamed for being ‘scroungers’ and their unpaid work (childcare and domestic work) goes unrecognised by society.
The artwork shows the struggles women face and aims to demonstrate this is more than a series of similar personal stories and individual unique experiences: this is political.
The aim of the exhibition is to help women speak out about the difficulties they face when becoming mothers by showing how the reality of women’s experiences clashes with false messages of ‘perfection’ and domestic bliss. More important than the artwork on display is the conversation women need to have with one another. So bring your sister, your mother, your daughter, your girlfriend!
10th September – 24th September – Monday till Saturday 12-3pm
Holy Trinity Church – Tottenham Green – Philip Lane – Tottenham N15 4GZ
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