M/other

Catalog cover – artwork by Zoe Thompson-Moore
Work by Claire Harris on the right.
Work by Turumeke Harrington, left and Justine Walker, right
Work by Tash Helasdottir-Cole
Work by Jasmine Togo Brisby, left and Zoe Thompson-Moore, right
Work by Zoe Thompson-Moore
Work by Zoe Thompson-Moore, forground, and Turumeke Harrington, background
Work by Rhonda Halliday, foreground and Claire Harris, background
Work by Leala Faleseuga, left and Erena Baker, right
Work by Erena Baker
Work by Leala Faleseuga
Work by Kararaina Toi

Images by Tory Baker

20 April – 7 August 2019
Curated by Shara Hudson
Whakatane Museum and Arts
Whakatane, NZ

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘mother’?

This question has occupied the minds of 11 artists from around the country, who have been brought together to critically discuss an inclusive interpretation of motherhood, mothering and maternal roles. Expressed through moving image, photography, sculpture and installation; the artists share both a radical vulnerability and empowered strength with the Whakatāne community. M/other evokes diverse themes, such as intergenerational maternal knowledge and parenting through a queer lens; as well as exploring divisions of labour and mātauranga Māori notions of creation

Artists

Erena Baker, Leala Faleseuga, Rhonda Halliday, Turumeke Harrington, Claire Harris, Tash Helasdottir-Cole, Rachael Rakena, Zoe Thompson-Moore, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Kararaina Toi, Justine Walker

Publications

All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’, Review by Matariki Williams for THE PANTOGRAPH PUNCH, August 2019
M/other catalog with introduction by Sarah Hudson.

Works Included

HAPPY, video, 9 min 45 sec, 2016
100’s & 1000’s, video, 1 hour & 4 min, 2013