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At Let’s Make Art we are fortunate to work with people of all ages and stages of life. We recognise the child inside all of us and for this exhibition, we are finding playful ways to connect with the works in the show.

We are struck by the power of the self portraits in The Temple in a landscape where the artist mother is not a recognised cultural figure. We meet many artist mothers in our We Are Family workshops at Arnolfini and work with them in small but significant ways to help ease the challenges and barriers they face in accessing their own creativity. We often do this through re-framing what creativity looks like when pressures on time to make and reflect are reduced and by setting up collaborative activities for mother and child to do together.

Our art cart, Arnold, is stocked with paper to make a simple book for drawings and thoughts along with some prompts and can be found on the second floor.

“The inner child holds our gifts, our native genius, holds the capacity to play and have joy, holds our creativity, holds our feelings, even holds our connection to the divine.”

– David Bedrick

Explore Acts of Creation with Let’s Make Art can be downloaded on our website or listened to as an audio guide using the QR Code

Produced by Arnolfini for Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood 9 March to 26 May 2024.
Text and Concept: Let’s Make Art Design
Illustration: Jade Harding

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