Hidden Mothers, A Public Art Project by Tereza Buskova

28 June 2021

Tereza Bušková, Spring Equinox, 2009 (still)
Tereza Bušková, Spring Equinox, 2009 (still)

Hidden Mothers began in Birmingham in 2019, and started out hosting workshops inviting migrant mothers to take part. After a pause, this public art project by Zabludowicz Collection artist Tereza Buskova is coming back in 2021 in three parts, consisting of embroidery and baking workshops, a procession, and culminating in the installation of a large-scale replica of a Slovak inspired cottage façade. Finding its home at Copeland Gallery in Peckham, this public art project is now open until 10 July.

This project has a focus on the empowerment of women, in particular mothers, who experience isolation and routinely face stigma in the UK. Rituals are often present in Buskova’s practice, and Hidden Mothers is no different with inspirations from the cultural customs of Great Britain, Central and Eastern Europe.

The performance ‘Ritual of Homecoming' will be taking place on Sunday 4th July, from 2 pm till 3 pm at Copeland Gallery (Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, London SE15 3SN). This family-friendly, outdoor activity is free to attend, but booking is essential as the event is limited to 30 participants. Please book your place here: https://calendly.com/hiddenmothers2021/performance.

The project is presented in association with Every Woman Biennial.

Project Supporters and Partners:
Arts Council England, Studio Polpo, Every Woman Biennial, Copeland Gallery, Time Assist, Czech Centre London, University of Birmingham and Use-It, Mothership Projects, British Red Cross, E5 Bakehouse, E5 Poplar Union, Poplar Union, Okenko CIC, Dance group Kvitek (Okenko), Czech and Slovak Club Birmingham, Mariana Novotna, Zoe Simon, Stifani Brothers, Chris Keenan (Prime Objective), Karolina Wegrzyn, Tina Francis and Tereza Porybna.