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The Divided Heart: Motherhood & Creativity
Sunday, May 24 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Do women still have to choose between children and following their artistic dreams? In this insightful discussion, Rachel Power, editor of Motherhood & Creativity talks with actor and producer Claudia Karvan and writer, ad guru and broadcaster Jane Caro about the honest delights and difficulties of being creative and being ‘Mum’.
Claudia Karvan (Australian)
Claudia Karvan is one of Australia's most recognised actresses, having achieved popular success and critical acclaim through her work in film and television. Claudia’s film work includes the Spierig brothers’ feature Daybreakers with Ethan Hawke and 33 Postcards with Guy Pearce. Her other feature credits include The Heartbreak Kid, Gillian Armstrong’s High Tide, Phillip Noyce’s Echoes of Paradise, Paperback Hero with Hugh Jackman, and Long Weekend with Jim Caviezel. Claudia is the creator, producer and star of the Foxtel series Spirited and Love My Way. Her other television credits include Puberty Blues, The Secret Life Of Us, Farscape, My Brother Jack, Small Claims and Tony Ayres’ Saved.
Jane Caro (Australian)
Jane Caro wears many hats including author, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award-winning advertising writer. She has published four books, including The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education, co-authored with Chris Bonnor, The F Word: How We Learned to Swear by Feminism, co-authored with Catherine Fox, and Just a Girl, and is the editor of Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World.
Rachel Power is a freelance writer, editor and artist. She worked as a journalist before enrolling at the Victorian College of the Arts in her early twenties. By her final year of art school, Rachel was pregnant, inspiring her to write about art and motherhood. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and two children. Motherhood & Creativity is her latest book.