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Mothers Who Make Coventry - October with Jacqueline Donachie

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well

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The innovative nationwide movement Mothers Who Make continues at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry this Autumn.

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The innovative nationwide movement Mothers Who Make continues at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry this Autumn.

Are you a passionate maker or artist and a mother? Do you want to develop your practice and connect with other mother makers? Would you like to meet in a welcoming, inclusive and supportive space to discuss the opportunities for growth and the challenges these dual roles present? We invite you to explore your practice within a peer support framework and consider and discuss how you balance these two vital roles.

We are delighted to be partnering with Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art for our October meeting who will support us in hosting a workshop with award-winning, internationally acclaimed Scottish artist and mother Jacqueline Donachie who features in the Biennial festival programme. Find out about Jacqueline’s socially engaged practice here.

Every kind of maker is welcome - professional and/or passionate – in any discipline and at any stage on their creative paths - writers, visual artists, performers, film makers, dancers, producers, musicians, crafters…

Every kind of mother is welcome - biological, adoptive, step, surrogate, foster, bereaved, grand, great grand, to be ….

Mothers Who Make is not a child centred play session or an adult only event but a third way - an adult centred group which welcomes children. Children of any age are encouraged to attend and are integrated into the meeting, for the dual roles of mother and artist are recognised and given equal value within all MWM events. Toys are provided.

Booking is free but we ask for £5 / £3 or pay what you can afford contribution on the door.

Please email any queries to: motherswhomakecov@gmail.com

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This hub has been co-ordinated by Jessica Timmis - Artist and Adele Mary Reed.

Adele is a photographer and mother based in Coventry. Her daughter was born in September 2017. She has recently exhibited her photographs in London as part of The RPS 100 Heroines curated show ‘Unframing Identities’ as well as at The Herbert Art Gallery and Class Room Gallery in Coventry. She has also exhibited moving image works at Coventry Cathedral, The Tin Music & Arts, Truman Brewery and the Mockingbird Theatre.

You can find out more about her work here.

Jessica: "I’m Jess Timmis. I am an Artist and an Art psychotherapist and I also like to write sometimes. I have two lovely children - a boy aged 15 and a girl aged 2 and I am a single parent.

I was drawn to set up the hub with Adele because I want to increase creative support for women negotiating the artistic challenges of motherhood. I want to help provide a place to play and think together. I would like to foster a community that creatively articulates the often invisible and unacknowledged work of caregiving. I’ve been looking for a space to nourish me for ages so I thought I’d better help make one."

View Jess' work here.

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