MAMAPALOOZA TAKES SYDNEY!
@ Tap Gallery 8th-13th May 2012
Mothers of the world take note - Sydney will be on the map in 2012 with a carnivalesque Festival of Arts celebrating Mamapalooza 'the Aussie way!' says festival organiser Vee Malnar.
Musicians, magicians, poets, singer-songwriters, visual and performance artists, comediennes, storytellers, artist-intellectuals will grace the Sydney stage in May 2012, and create herstory.
Mamapalooza is an international festival celebrated around the world, honouring mothers in the arts.
"Why do we need a festival like this? Surely mothers can just perform or submit their work through the already established organizations like everybody else? Why do we need to celebrate Mothers in the Arts?"
"There's a bit of complacency in Oz" says singer-songwriter and mother of three, Kathy Cox, "particularly around women's talent. And motherhood brings out new creative ideas that comes with the change of identity so there is much that needs to be showcased."
"Statistically most mothers stop their careers and focus on the new family, and their creative work comes to a grinding halt, either forever, or for a long time. It affects their identity and their mothering", says Vee Malnar. Mamapalooza re-focuses that creativity back to mothers, showing them their worth. Also scattered throughout the community we already have some incredible artists whose work incorporates motherhood themes that have never been seen before and/or who deserve a greater profile. Artists like, Mindy Sotiri, Zelda Smyth, Hiske, Lou Lou Pollard and many more.
"We need to bring together the extraordinary talent of so many mothers in this country and showcase it under the same umbrella – audiences will be enthralled!" adds Vee, who as well as organising the festival is an all-round artist specialising in performance, comedy, film, and painting in her spare time.
"So don’t miss this wonderful week of arts, entertainment and ideas starting on the 8th of May at Tap Gallery. We will have an art exhibition with awards, an original songwriter night, stand-up comedy, an open seminar on mothers in the arts, and much much more!"
For those who would like to attend, contribute or participate please join the group and help in the collective collaboration of a fantastic festival.
It starts now with you!"
Vee Malnar for Mamapalooza Sydney
Mamapalooza Sydney Festival Organiser
Mamapalooza Sydney Media Coordinator
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