Portmouth based art group MAMArt’s debut exhibition ‘Pink is a Problem’, opened last night at Make & The Craft Kitchen. Featuring artists Roo Abrook, Mike Bartlett, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Charlotte Brisland, Roy Brown, Kirsty Crout, Penny Davis, Minuit de LaCroix, Rachel Pennington, Kate Street, Charlotte Thrane, Sadie Tierney.
On the opening night Dr. Emma Barker gave a talk on the art historical context of Pink. Barker first gave this talk in summer 2014 at the National Gallery in London and is one of the leading contemporary Art Historians in the UK. Some of her publications are Greuze and the Painting of Sentiment, 2005, The Changing Status of the Artist, 1999, Contemporary Cultures of Display, 1999.
The Craft Kitchen served pink punch with a hotdog, and pink cupcakes at the Preview! Pictures below…
Make & The Craft Kitchen,
1 Cornwall Road, Fratton, Portsmouth. PO1 5AA
023 9282 2026
MAMArt is a collective of mother artists organising pop-up exhibitions and events in Portsmouth, and encouraging women and male feminists to discuss current issues on parenthood in the studio. Created by a core of four raucous females who have reputations to upkeep both in the kitchen and on the Art platform, Charlotte Brisland, Penny Davis, Sadie Tierney and Kate Street.