Mothers Who Make Jan 2017

Mothers who Make is a growing national network aimed at supporting mothers who are artists, working in any discipline and at any stage of their careers. It was started by Matilda Leyser in London in 2012 and has rapidly spread across the country, with groups currently having met in over ten different regions. To be added to the national mailing list, find out if there is a group near you, or discover how to start one contact Matilda, and to join the Mothers Who Make community on Facebook head here.
It is a peer support group and creative exchange session for mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate – writers, painters, actors, dancers, filmmakers, photographers…every kind of maker welcome, and every kind of mother. Please feel free to bring along your children, of any age, whether they are inside you, beside you or running round the room!

Every month we invite a guest speaker to our session. For this special PUSH 2017 session our guest speaker will be Clare Qualmann.

Clare is an artist working across a wide range of media; from drawing and sculpture to text-works and live art events (often in the form of walks). In 2012 she began working on Perambulator a walking project with prams, most recently produced for Deveron Arts in Huntly (Scotland). Working from an auto-ethnographic standpoint the project explores gendered spaces, maternal narratives and shifting identities, inequality and mobilities. Clare is a founder member of the Walking Artists Network, and held AHRC funding to facilitate its development from 2012-2015. In 2016 she curated WALKING WOMEN with Amy Sharrocks, a programme of events at Somerset House in London, and at Forest Fringe in Edinburgh, designed to forefront the work of women using walking in their creative practice. She also lectures at the University of East London and London Metropolitan University.

Our family events are supported by:

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  • Free, booking required
  • To apply for a place, please email
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