Stella Hervey Birell is a writer living in East Lothian with her two children. Her recent poem 'Coffee Shops' is a light hearted take on how furious she can feel while listening to Radio 4.Read More
1. Firstly, tell us about yourself! Where do you live, what sort of art do you produce and how many children do you have?
I live on Miriwoong country in the north-west of Australia. This place is often described as very remote, but to many people here it is the centre of the world. The township of Kununurra is less than 60 years old. It is younger than many of the people who live here. It was built following the construction of a large dam thatRead More
In summer 2016, three weeks post-partum, I walked to my painting studio down the road from my flat in Edinburgh—pushing a gleaming new pram, disoriented yet proud of my recently aquired status. Mother.Read More
On International Women's Day 2018, I feel honoured and privileged to be bringing together the work of 21 International female artists who are also, mothers. Through these artists' diverse practices, they are challenging the one dimensional image of the maternal role which circulates through media and are making known the complex realities of their individual experiences of their shared roles as mothers and artists.Read More