The history of Mothering Sunday in the UK dates back to the middle ages. The fourth Sunday of the Christian celebration of Lent, was deemed “Mothering Sunday” as it was on this day that people who had moved away from their birth parishes should return to their “Mother” church (and their own mothers). Mother’s Day in the USA had a much later start - 1907 - and was begun when a woman called Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother, which soon began a national holiday in 1914.
For Morther's Day, we're looking at artworks that explore motherhood, whether it be ways to treat your mother, their immense sacrifices, or family love. Anna Sudbina's work captures the fleeting moments of our lives, celebrating intimacy and relaxation. Yassine Mourit's mixed media works explore womanhood and emotional expression. In Ralf Schmidt's canvases, we see the day-to-day lives of women celebrated and immortalised.