Created as part of a mission to ‘combat the exlusion of artist-parents’ while embracing the creativity at the core of modern family life, (M)other Art Collective debut a free, family-friendly exhibition running for five days at The Great Northern’s Village Hall from Sat 21 Jan to Wed 25 Jan, as well as an all-ages body positivity workshop on Mon 23 Jan.

Comprising ten North West-based parent artists, the collective aims to ‘deconstruct barriers’ to parent creatives attending private exhibitions, which usually run at prohibitive times for prime caregivers – weekday evenings, during conventional dinner, bath and bedtime hours.

On Sat 21 Jan from 2pm-4pm, (M)other’s first official exhibition, (M)other is having a baby, offers a ‘family-oriented’ experience throughout which guests will learn more about the group and its ethos through an array of sketches, artworks, emerging ideas and sidelined projects, many of which ‘engage the experience of parenting’ while others are created ‘in the gaps between it’, providing a visual reprieve from familial responsibilities and inspiring both creativity and connectivity within the community space.

On Mon 23 Jan from 11am-12pm, artist Lydia O’Hara leads a body positive art workshop inspired by her own work, YOU ARE NORMAL, during which parents and children explore the vital link between creative expression and pride in one’s own body.

The (M)other exhibition is open Sun 22 Jan from 11am-3pm, Mon 23 Jan from 10am-2pm, Tue 24 Jan from 10am-2pm and Wed 25 Jan from 12pm-2pm.

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A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 21 Jan - Wed 25 Jan, The Village Hall,
235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
, Tel: 0161 832 8136, FREE
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 20 Jan 2023