Talks + Events
Friday 5 August 2016 | 11am
Free admission, booking is essential. Please book your free ticket here.
As part of the exhibition My Brilliant Friend at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios which considers female solidarity, work, economy, protest and how to negotiate life in Dublin as an artist and a woman in 2016, The Mothership will host a summer gathering for parenting artists and arts workers. The meeting will create the space for people to come together to discuss the current situation for parents working in the visual arts and to identify ways to move forward with The Mothership Project network.
Tara Kennedy will give a short report on her ongoing architectural research project Permanently Temporary undertaken with The Mothership Project to explore the experience of architecture in shared, cultural and co-working spaces for parents with our young children, questioning how the design of these places might better support radical and active citizenship, flexible working practices and exchange of ideas, and therefore contribute to more socially diverse and inclusive living.
Tara Derrington from M.A.M (Mothers Artists Makers) will join us to discuss the founding of a network of parenting theatre practitioners as a result of the hugely influential #WakingTheFeminists campaign, while also considering shared issues and objectives between our two groups.
As always children are welcome and art materials will be provided for their use. All are welcome and feel free to invite others who have not previously been part of Mothership events. Please book your free ticket here so we can prepare for the number of adults and children who will attend.
The Mothership Project is a network of parenting artists and arts workers, founded in 2013 to consider and address particular issues and challenges for those with children working in the visual arts. For more information on our activities to date go to www.themothershipproject.wordpress.com