7@11: The divided heart – motherhood and creativity Rachel Power, Sally Rippin, Samantha Bews and Ellie Marney

Castlemaine Festival

Event Date: 
25 March 2017
Author / Presenters: 
Rachel Power, Sally Rippin, Samantha Bews and Ellie Marney

The writer Katherine Mansfield observed: mothers are forced to relinquish silence and solitude for ‘a mind full of the ghosts of saucepans’.
Do women still confront the attitude that a dedicated artist will avoid having children for the sake of her career? In this discussion, Rachel Power, author and editor of The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood, writer and illustrator Sally Rippin, performer and storyteller Samantha Bews and young adult fiction author and teacher Ellie Marney, discuss how they navigate a life of art and family