Parent? Mother? Artist?
A collaboration with fellow artist Leonora Lockhart. We are responding to academic and popular literature around the impact of motherhood on artist careers and our own lived experience as mother-artists. As students at the Royal College of Art we expanded the space for critical dialogue around this topic and  the implications of educational structures on the lived experience of parent-artist-students.  This sits within the broader public discussion of underrepresentation in the arts. Specifically, even though there are more women than men at art schools, men are disproportionately successful in their artist careers, as judged by gallery representation and other parameters.  Motherhood is one factor in the lack of representation of women.
As 2nd Shift, we will continue to respond creatively and build upon the strong multi-disciplinary networks that we have established with mother/parent-artists.   
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