Annie Wang (TW)

The Mother as a Creator

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Annie Wang, [No.2 Pressing the camera shutter together], 2002, from the series [The Mother as a Creator], 2001-ongoing. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Annie Wang, No.2 Pressing the camera shutter together, 2002, from the series The Mother as a Creator, 2001-ongoing. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


AC/DC Lane [i]
AC/DC Ln, Melbourne
24 hrs




Wheelchair access

“Like an artist, the Mother is wise in her creation. The Mother not only creates a life, but also a continuous matrix of experiences between Mother and Child.”

Motherhood is a long-term process full of a myriad of complex feelings, a complexity captured by Taiwanese artist Annie Wang.

In 2001, she took pictures of her pregnant belly signed and dated, the way an artist signs a canvas. One of these images became the start of a project still ongoing. Since that first image, Wang has created a full series of layered photographs of mother and son, her photography upholding motherhood as a creative enterprise.

This presentation includes the premiere of the newest image in the series.

Curated by Photo Australia

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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