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Making Me, Making Mother


Making Me, Making Mother

Paris Norton


Opening 01.08.18 6-8pm

Artist Talks 23.08.18 6-7pm

Making Me, Making Mother explores the creation of life and the influences of genetic memory. Displayed as a floor installation, Making Me, Making Mother depicts the embryo formation of my son and the genetic influences of my mothers before me on the creation his life and the mothering instincts I will inherit.

Biography

Paris Norton is a Gamilaroi woman from North Western NSW. Norton is a practicing multi-media artist 

Paris Norton is a Gamilaroi woman from North Western NSW. Norton’s work is a visual response to her emotions, identity and cultural heritage and there relationship to contemporary Australia.

In 2012 Norton held her first solo exhibition in Baradine, NSW with works exploring the connections between people and place. She has won prizes in the Outback Archies, Art Unlimited and participated in the 2013 Left Field Project with Orana Arts. She returned to the project in 2016 as an alumnus to further develop her creative practice.

In 2017 Norton exhibited her work in Walan Yinaagirbang – Strong Women at Firstdraft Gallery in Sydney, Cementa Festival in Kandos, White Wash solo exhibition at the Western Plains Cultural Centre as a part of the Homeground program, Mudgee Reader’s Festival Exhibition, Won the Indigenous Art Prize in the Campbelltown Arts Centres Ghost Fisher’s Exhibition and Participated in National Gallery of Australia’s Indigenous Leadership Program.

In 2018 Norton became the Orana Arts Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Arts Program Manager delivering innovative community driven programs across over 46,000 square kilometres.