15 Feb 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
Hettie Judah: On Artist Mothers (and other parents)—Evening Talk at O—Overgaden (part 2/2)

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, 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 Evening Talk at O—Overgaden, 17–18.30h Hettie Judah will focus on the struggle artists face re-entering the art world after raising a family. Based on research from her recent book, How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and other parents), she will introduce strategies that might make a difference in the life of an artist mother and other parents.

The event is child and baby friendly.

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.

Thanks to the A.P. Møller Foundation for generous support.