'In the Pink'

A Thou Art Mum exhibition of diverse artworks, exploring the colour pink

Plan a special Mother’s Day with family and experience Thou Art Mum exhibition, ‘In The Pink’, firsthand at historic Montsalvat, Eltham, between 2-27 May 2018. Open every day from 9am-5pm, entry to the Long Gallery is free.

In The Pink: idiom, in very good health, in perfect condition. The colour pink symbolises unconditional love, compassion and understanding. Warm, tender and nurturing, it is also a sign of comfort and hope. ‘In The Pink’ is a presentation of more than 40 works by 27 visual artists who are mothers, each with a unique perspective on the colour pink. This multidisciplinary art show is proudly supporting preventative breast and ovarian health organisation, Pink Hope, to empower women to know their risk and change their future.

Member-artist and Secretary, Melisa Savickas, said, “'In The Pink' is an art show with a heart, showcasing the talents of local women artists in the Nillumbik and Banyule Shires who happen to be mothers. For me, the opportunity to showcase my work is an honour and pleasure, especially since the theme also embraces the issues of women's health and self-awareness. Vice President, Natalie Lawson, said,“My inspiration for ‘In the Pink’ is the empowerment of women; a movement forward, unencumbered by negativity, be it self-directed or imposed by others. It's my intention to create work that is thought provoking and positive for the viewer.”

Exhibition Opening: 3 May, 6.30-8.30pm

President, Kirstin Bowden, Pink Hope Programs Manager, Sue Jones, and Exhibition Leader & Pink Hope Ambassador, Pascale Garlinge, will officially open the show.

Visitors are invited to wear bright pink lipstick and fundraise for Pink Hope: art prize silent auction; fine art cards; gold coin donation; origami butterfly installation; Pink Hope information, merchandise and Q&A ambassadors.

All welcome and light refreshments provided. Enquiries to Montsalvat on 03 9439 7712 or email montsalvat@montsalvat.com.au.

Artist floor talks 11 and 17 May 2018.

'Demi Goddess' - Sheena Hanrahan

'Demi Goddess' - Sheena Hanrahan

'Pink Lake' - Cate Laidler

'Pink Lake' - Cate Laidler

'Perspective' - Julie Walker

'Perspective' - Julie Walker

All images are copyrighted to the respective Thou Art Mum member-artists.

To learn more about Thou Art Mum’s member-artists visit www.thouartmum.com and follow the exhibition at #inthepink2018.

To learn more about Pink Hope visit: www.pinkhope.org.au

To make a donation go to: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/in-the-pink-a-thou-art-mum-exhibition

To purchase a bright pink lipstick go to: https://pinkhope.org.au/shop/  100% of sales are donated to Pink Hope.