Visit Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother, open now until 25 February.

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7 December 2023
6:30 pm
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10:00 pm

MAO Late

An evening of performances, conversation, drinks and music centred on creative community and inspiring exchange programmed in collaboration with The Ruskin School of Art. The galleries will be open till 9pm, with a special opportunity to see Monica Sjöö: The Great Cosmic Mother for free. 

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This event is supported by Lavazza.  

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Miriam Austin will present new work that explores possibilities for establishing forms of communication between human and more-than-human entities within the landscape. The piece emerges from Austin’s research into the landscape of the Fens in East Anglia, a natural wetland that has been gradually drained since the sixteenth century. Using a series of practices that open alternative modes of ‘listening’ within the landscape, Austin seeks to establish interactions with the bodies and voices of a series of figures, including the River Great Oose, a limestone outcrop, a large eel, an endangered white egrit and the preserved body of the Anglo-Saxon Saint, Aethelryth. The Live performance will start at 8.15pm.

Miriam Austin is an artist currently studying towards a practice-based DPhil in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art. 

From 7-9pm join members of Cuntry Living zine for a winter solstice themed cut and stick workshop inspired by Monica Sjöö’s art and activism. 

Cuntry Living are an Oxford-based feminist collective run by self-identifying galz and non-binary ppl. They produce three zines a year, alongside the running of club nights and open events to highlight the skills of women and non-binary performers, creators and organisers. Keep it cute, keep it Cuntry!

Monica Sjöö’s art and activism were heavily inspired by her involvement in the Goddess movement and her practice often involved creative and devotional activities honouring the Great Cosmic Mother.  

In this offering, ceremonialists working in the present day Goddess community invite you to experience spiritual aspects of Monica Sjöö’s work with a blessing ceremony for the exhibition. The ceremony will include contributions from Monica’s writings.

This event will start at 6.45pm.

 

Table Talk is a series of gatherings, encouraging artists to come together and exchange ideas about their work, initiated by artist and practitioner Deb Pill. These sessions are a space for artists to connect with other creatives in the city, present work and share ideas in a welcoming and informal environment.

If you would like to share your work during the Table Talk session please contact programme@modernartoxford.org.uk