MELANIE JORDAN

Artist Talk”

Thursday 12th August 2pm-3pm

 

 

Bio

I trained and worked as a primary teacher, before motherhood took over and I spent time raising my family. I returned to work as a teaching assistant and supply teacher part time, before I took the plunge and embarked on an access course in art and design. I haven't looked back since, gaining a BA, followed by an MA in Fine Art, and I am at present continuing my research and putting together a proposal to study for a PHD.
My children are in their twenties now, but my son is autistic, so is still dependent on me for support. My artwork has gradually focused in on this, paying attention to how it feels to have a need to be the nurturer, but feeling trapped by the responsibilities of others.

 

Artist Statement

A haptic practice with thread-based crafts at its core, Melanie’s artwork pays attention to the inner tension between the need to nurture and a feeling of entrapment associated with motherhood; that is maternal ambivalence.
Her personal perspective is of a mother of an adult with learning difficulties, where the mother- child relationship becomes trapped in a dependent phase. Repetitive conversations form a considerable part of the interactions with her adult son. Within these intense exchanges are brief pauses in the flow of words that are relished. She has been considering her own thoughts to fill these ‘slivers of silence’ and stitching them into ribbons of words.

 

FREE TO ALL BUT PLACES ARE LIMITED

Melanie Jordan Artist Talk

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  • FREE TO ALL BUT PLACES ARE LIMITED