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Graduate Exhibition

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Master of Fine Arts


Tāmaki Makaurau

Their Mother’s Daughters, two works, oil on Belgian linen, November 2022.

This series Their Mother’s Daughters is an ongoing investigation of the relationship between myself as an artist, my role as a daughter, as a woman and as a mother.

Considered through the lens of my emerging feminist position I aim to engage viewers by depicting the growing hierarchy of female presence and female agency within our society, through the figurative representation of the contemporary female and experience.

These works begin to tease out the dynamics of motherhood and daughterhood, and relate to the thinking and writing of radical feminist Adrienne Rich.

I ask the viewer to consider that mother-daughter relationships are at the heart of the female world,which is consequently followed by the mosaics of relationships within the connection of sisterhood.

I aim to explore a place where I can transmit my feminist hopes as a mother attempting to depict my daughters inherent sense of confidence.

A hope for a new generation of women.

Their Mother's Daughters I, oil on Belgian linen, 1000mm x 1600mm, 2022.

Their Mother's Daughters II, oil on Belgian linen, 1400mm x 1200mm, 2022.

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