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An Offering 
Naomi Blacklock, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Bonita Ely, Chantal Fraser, Sally Molloy, Elizabeth Willing

Curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy

4 - 25 March 2023

Taking Bonita Ely’s work A Mother Shows Her Daughter to the Universe (1982) as a starting point, An Offering presents new works from five contemporary Brisbane artists relating to their own experiences of motherhood.

On Saturday 4 March from 4-5pm there will be an artist talk by Bonita Ely, along with performances by Naomi Blacklock and Sally Molloy. An opening reception will follow from 5-7pm. 

Read the exhibition room sheet and text here. 

Elisa Jane Carmichael courtesy of Onespace. 

Elizabeth Willing courtesy of Tolarno Galleries.

Images: Bonita Ely A Mother Shows Her Daughter to the Universe, 1982, performance documentation. 

Elissa Jane Carmichael. Photo: Louis Lim. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace.

Elizabeth Willing, Methylene Blue (detail) 2023. Linen, acrylic paint, and embroidery thread. 220 x 220cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries.

This exhibition is the result of Amy-Clare McCarthy's Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowship (18-19), the Lord Mayor’s Creative Fellowships are an initiative of Brisbane City Council. Her pitched Fellowship project was postponed, cancelled, then reimagined, following the birth of her own children. 

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