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Melanie Stidolph

Conference: Picturing the unseen

Three years ago I posted this brilliant image by Elina Brotherus to share an article by Hettie Judah Why is it so hard to talk about fertility?. Artist Sally Butcher wrote ‘Thanks for sharing this ❤️’.

So pleased and uplifted to be co-programming with Hettie, Sally and MAC curator Roma Piotrowska this event around Hettie’s major touring exhibition Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood. Thank you to Hettie for the invitation.

Picturing the unseen: Grief and labour in and out of motherhood
Thursday 12 September 2024
MAC, Birmingham

Tickets now on sale (Pay what you can) on MAC site.

Join us for a symposium addressing experiences of (m)otherhood including; struggling to conceive, infertility, being childless not by choice, maternal grief and caring for chronically ill children.

Held in the context of the major exhibition ‘Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood’, this day-long event will feature presentations by artists, writers and art historians sharing their research and personal work around these subjects. This event is open to all.

The full programme will be released soon.

Image: ‘Carpe Fucking Diem’ by Elina Brotherus