A photographic series by Morganna Magee.
Motherhood is our biological destiny, but for the first time consumerism and marketing has meant the spotlight is well and truly on modern mothers. Motherhood is universal but each woman brings her own history to her family. In a post-feminist world, Australian women have been given complete freedom to choose how to raise their children, yet societal expectations of what a mother should be still weigh heavily on the tired shoulders of mothers.
Motherhood is a series that aims to explore how women from different backgrounds react to these expectations. Morganna will give an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday 11 February at 2pm.
Image: ‘Julie, Jackson and Finn’ 2010 silver gelatin print, edition 1/3, 50 x 50cm.