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Hidden Mothers is a public art project by Czech artist Tereza Buskova that is inspired by the cultural customs of Great Britain, Central and Eastern Europe.

Its focus is the empowerment of women, in particular mothers, who experience isolation and routinely face stigma in the UK. Hidden Mothers began in Birmingham in 2019 with workshops inviting migrant mothers to take part.

The project was paused in 2020 - due to the pandemic - and is just beginning to emerge again in summer 2021. It is a project in three parts, consisting of workshops, a procession, and culminating in the installation of a large-scale replica of a Slovak inspired cottage façade.

Adopting a ritualistic approach, the final panels of the construction will be carried and assembled by the participants of a ceremonial procession.

This project aims to encourage community engagement through collaborative design, to stimulate transcultural conversations, and to link people who would not otherwise have access to art resources.

Hidden Mothers

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Hidden Mothers

About Hidden Mothers, a public art project by artist Tereza Buskova, is inspired by the cultures of Great Britain and Central and Eastern Europe. It focuses on the empowerment of women, in particular mothers, who experience isolation and routinely face stigma in the UK today. Working with communities in Birmingham and London, Buskova has created a live performance and temporary installation infused with rituals and Slavic symbolism. A series of public workshops will culminate in a procession which concludes with the installation (produced in collaboration with Studio Polpo) of a large-scale Slovak inspired cottage façade – a tangible representation of home and togetherness. The project aims to encourage community engagement through cooperative design, to stimulate transcultural conversations and to link people who would not otherwise access art resources. This project has been selected for London Festival of Architecture and Every Woman Biennial, June - July, 2021.

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