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Robins, Freddie, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Bad Mother at Motherhood and creative practice: Maternal structures in creative work, London South Bank University, School of Arts and Creative Industries, 1 - 2 June 2015.

Abstract or Description:

My daughter’s school class-room assistant loves to knit. Last December she said that she had knitted my daughter a cardigan, as she knew that I never would. On Christmas Eve her husband delivered it, as he handed me the package he said two words, not “Happy Christmas” but “Bad Mother”. The exhibition of this piece, entitled Bad Mother (2013), elicited another surprising remark. A male visitor congratulated me on what he saw as a “very honest admission”. My identity as a mother and the tumultuous emotions I have felt are the driving force behind an on-going series of knitted works.

Paper accepted for publication in special edition of the online journal MaMSIE: publication date end 2016.

Official URL: http://www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/articles/10.16995/sim....
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W710 Fabric and Leather Crafts
School or Centre: School of Material
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/sim.228
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 17:51
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 13:02
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2200

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