Mothers Who Make: Mother Earth on International Women’s Day 2023

Mothers Who Make present 'Mother Earth' on International Women's day 2023 in collaboration with HOME & The Performers' Playground. 

Join us for this special one day event showcasing the art, performance and unique meeting of minds of mother artists in Manchester on International Women’s Day. Mothers Who Make is a growing network of mother makers from all artistic practices and stages of career and mothering. The group meet monthly to have structured discussions and offer peer support.

Following the success of their PUSH commissioned showcase of mother theatre makers, Mother’s Who Make will be presenting brand new commissions as part of this one day event. We have surprise performances and the chance to see brand new work from Lynda Sterling, Hillary Judd and Lucy May, Lasma Poisa and Ruby-Ann Patterson.

Taking place in the Event Space at HOME, you are welcome to come along from 10am for a brew and to meet other mother makers, hear from those who have set up their own businesses, take part in workshops and also talk to the artists who are displaying their work for the day.

There will be a bring and share lunch and your little ones are welcome as always. You are welcome to drop in and stay for as long as you like.

The event is free to attend but please can you book a ticket via the link so we can keep an eye on numbers.

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10.30 Arrive – Coffees and Pastries

11.00 Introduction and music by a very special guest

11.30 In conversation with the commissioned artists: Lynda Sterling, Hillary Judd and Lucy May, Lasma Poisa and Ruby-Ann Patterson

12.30 Bring and Share Lunch – A chance to eat, catch up and see all the art we have on display

13.00 Music/Artist talks: Jude Jagger ( Freelance Creative producer/ Things that go on things/Submerge Productions)

Artist talk: Rebecca Lupton (Freelance photographer/events organiser)

14.00-15.00 Workshops by Natasha Kurth (Winter and Kurth), Jude Macpherson and big collaborative art piece by Kate Freeborough

15.00-16.30 – Discussions and informal networking

Lynda Sterling, School run; an a-z of litter
A collaborative project between Lynda and her 9 year old Daughter; a documented journey of our school run through an a-z collection of found litter and our interventions with it. Presented in a children’s book format for you to take away with you.

Hilary Judd and Lucy May Schofield, {Carriage Return}
{Carriage Return} is a collaboration between Hilary Judd and Lucy May Schofield. They work exclusively with typewriters. Out of this simple, but now practically obsolete tool, they create drawings, book-works, performances and more. They will be presenting a performance and a book. There will also be a chance for visitors to use the typewriters.

Lasma Poisa
Lasma Poisa will create a setting that will serve as a metaphor for our treatment of Mothers and the Earth; a photographic self portrait nursing her daughter within a landscape. The image will be installed on the floor to be walked on; with every step the printed material will become damaged

Ruby – Ann
I am not the image of mother you think I am – Holy, earthly, even virginal. This work is an ode to all the wild, provocative, promiscuous mothers of the world.

6 hours

FREE, ticketed.

The event is free to attend but please can you book a ticket via the link so we can keep an eye on numbers.

You are welcome to bring children along or not and stay for as long as you like.