This exhibition brings into dialogue two distinct projects relating to pregnancy belly casting (ie. the practice of making plaster moulds of the pregnant torso):
On one side of the gallery, ANU PhD Candidate in Gender Sexuality and Culture, Bianca Williams, provides an overview of her research into the practice of pregnancy belly casting through a display of artifacts. On the other side, women from Moree NSW who have participated in Beyond Empathy's Mubali: Sea of Bellies belly casting program proudly display painted pregnant torsos.
This exhibition marks the visit of the Moree women to ANU from 12-17 October 2017 and celebrates their sharing of the wisdom of their project with the ANU and broader Canberra community. On Monday 16 October 2017 a final centrepiece artwork was installed in the gallery as a symbol of the yarns exchanged: a large belly into which colorful yarn has been woven during conversations between the Moree women and women of the ACT women and surrounding regions.
Please note the exhibition will run from 13 October to 6 November.