15 Feb 2023, 9:00 – 10:30
Hettie Judah: On Artist Mothers (and other parents)—Morning Talk at Christianshavn’s Library (part 1/2)

What impact does becoming a parent have on an artist? Does it change the work she makes, the medium she uses, the way she is received by the art world? How might the art world be better structured to include artist parents?

Please join us on Wednesday, February 15, 10–11.30h when art critic Hettie Judah shares her research on art and parenthood, and suggests changes we might make in working toward a more inclusive art world in two lectures.

In the Morning Talk at Christianshavn’s Library Hettie Judah will cover topics raised in her recent book, How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents), focusing in particular on the impact of parenthood on an artistʼs practice. The event will conclude with a discussion of the issues parents face returning to the art world after taking time out to raise a family.

Please note that this event is easily accessible with a stroller and for wheelchair users. The event is also child and baby friendly.

The Morning Talk is co-hosted by UKK (Organisation for Artists, Curators and Art Mediators).

Great thanks to Christianshavn’s Library for hosting the Morning Talk and to the A.P. Møller Foundation for generous support.

Hettie Judah is a British art critic, broadcaster and writer who has worked for many years on the topic of art and motherhood. Following publication of her 2020 study on the impact of motherhood on artists’ careers, in 2021 she worked with a group of artists to draw up the manifesto How Not To Exclude Artist Parents, now available in 15 languages. In 2022, together with Jo Harrison, Judah co-founded the Art Working Parents Alliance—a supportive network and campaigning group for curators, academics, gallerists, technicians, educators, and others working in the arts.