art/mamas: Intermedial Conversations on Art, Motherhood and Caregiving

Format: softcover, colour
Length: 106 pages
Cover: perfect bound
ISBN 978-1-77749921-2

Essays: Katie Belcher, Kate Henderson, Sarah Shamash, Damla Tamer
Design: Keiko Collective
Language: English
Printed in Canada by Hall Printers
Edition of 50

Release Date: April 2023

Published by the art/mamas with the generous support of Access Gallery, the Canada Council for the Arts, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC) for making this project possible.

Price: $35 CAD
Free shipping in Canada or pick-up at Access Gallery.

art/mamas is a group of Vancouver-based artist mothers, featuring: Gabriela Aceves-Sepúlveda, Matilda Aslizadeh, Robyn Laba, Natasha McHardy, Maria Anna Parolin, Heather Passmore, Sarah Shamash, prOphecy sun and Damla Tamer. The group is a collective working within the intersections of feminism(s), motherhood, reproductive and artistic labour. Many of art/mamas members identify as women of colour, immigrants and queer bodies.

This publication emerges from our PLOT residency at Access Gallery in Vancouver BC during the fall of 2021. While we had initially planned a series of open community dialogues with artists, mothers, and artist-mothers around food and the chaos of children within the confines of a physical space, as a result of the pandemic our activities moved online. Our collective of interdisciplinary artists with heterogeneous practices working in dialogue with our larger communities was generative in terms of community building and knowledge sharing. The works, texts, and images presented herein reflect this generative process while also pointing to other resources, mediated spaces, artworks, artforms, and dialogues. From digital art, to zoom recordings, to drawings, curated film programs, artist archives, poetry, photography, sound art, performance, painting, sculpture, social movements, and blog posts, this publication encompasses an interconnected, intergenerational, and intermedial meditation on art and motherhood as expanded fields of knowledge production.