25 Blythe Road
11th February to 17th February 2019
Wednesday to Saturday | 11 am to 6 pm
PV : 11th February, 6-8pm
“Sensuous without a trace of coercive sentiment, embodied without burden, Amy Shuckburgh’s delicate yet bold and vivid images of motherhood manage to evoke a portrait for our time that avoids the twin pitfalls of idealisation and punishment.”
Jacqueline Rose, author of ‘Mothers: Essays on Love and Cruelty’ and Professor of Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
Two London based figurative artists explore what it is to be a mother with expressive and emotive paintings, drawings and sculpture.
Amy Shuckburgh’s works celebrate the glory and wonder of motherhood, as well as the physical and mental exhaustion. Striking and vivid and free in style, the works are far from the idealised portraits and look in on a world that has often been ignored by artists; a private domestic realm where women are both immensely strong and frequently vulnerable and ignored.
Arabella Brooke’s strong and graceful bronze figures explore the notion of female identity and the shift in focus for a woman once a mother.
We are also having an In Conversation about motherhood, writing and art with journalist and author Clover Stroud the evening of the 13th February.
Details of the event can be found here along with the opportunity to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/motherhood-writing-and-art-in-conversation-with-clover-stroud-tickets-54384733201