Our Story

Thou Art Mum is a Diamond Valley based network of over 40 female visual artists who collaborate to create dynamic group exhibitions for the enjoyment of friends, family and the local community.

A Brief History 

Established in March 2005, as part of a Landmark Education project completed by Katiuska Cruz, her aim was to create a network that allowed artists who were mothers to exhibit annually. She identified that as a group, the opportunities for the women opened up enormously.

Today 

Celebrating 10 Years in March 2015, Thou Art Mum has over 40 members and exhibits twice a year within the Diamond Valley and wider Melbourne community. The artists who are members of Thou Art Mum practice a diversity of disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, print making, glasswork, ceramics and photography. The theme of each exhibition unifies this diversity of expression.

Thou Art Mum is ever changing as the lives of our members change, and mothers in the community are inspired to join our group of creative women.

 

2016 - 17 Committee

President: Kirstin Bowden (2008 - 2016 Margaret Young, 8 years)

Vice President: Margaret Young (2014 - 2016 Denise Anzellotti, 2 years)

Public Officer: Natasha Hall (2015 - 2016 Julie Walker, 1 year)

Treasurer: Natalie Lawson (2015 - 2016 Jo Garner, 1 year)

 

2016 - 17 Sub Committee

Leader:  Clare Dunstan

Marketing Leader: Cassie Lee

Marketing Coordinator/s: Katalie Kouts / Laura Baltutis Celna

Exhibition Coordinator/s: Clare Dunstan

Opening & Closing Coordinator/s: Tracey Yannopoulos / Sarah Holt

 

2015 - 16 Committee

President: Margaret Young (7 years)

Vice President: Denise Anzellotti (2012 - 15, Sarah Hardy, 2yrs)

Public Officer: Julie Walker (2012 - 15, Dorothy Field)

Treasurer: Jo Garner (2012 - 15, Filomena Roberts, 2 yrs)

 

2015 - 16 Sub Committee

Leader:  Tracey Yannopoulos/ Julie Walker (2012 - 13, Libby Schreiber, 2 yrs; 2014 -2015, Helen Platania)

Marketing Leader: Natasha Hall (2 years) (2012 - 13, Kylie Sirett, 2 yrs)

Marketing Coordinator/s: Clare Dunstan / Anne Morel (2 years)

Exhibition Coordinator/s: Filomena Roberts / Julie Toffolo (2 years)

Opening & Closing Coordinator/s: Tracey Yannopoulos / Trish Crisfield

 

2014 - 15 Committee

President: Margaret Young (6 years)

Vice President: Denise Anzellotti (2012 - 13, Sarah Hardy, 2yrs)

Public Officer: Julie Walker (2012 - 13, Dorothy Field)

Treasurer: Jo Garner (2012 - 13, Filomena Roberts, 2 yrs)

 

2014 – 15 Sub Committee

Leader: Helen Platania (2012 - 13, Libby Schreiber, 2 yrs)

Marketing Leader: Natasha Hall (2012 - 13, Kylie Sirett, 2 yrs)

Marketing Coordinator/s: Anne Morel

Exhibition Coordinator/s: n/a

Opening & Closing Coordinator/s: Julie Toffolo/ Kirstin Bowden

 

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