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Mum’s Hug Series 2 Catherine Newton

Sat June 15 - Sun July 28

Free admission

15 June – 28 July

Mums’ Hug series 2 celebrates the important role mothers have in today’s society. It symbolises the physical and emotional connection of a mother and child through touch; specifically the act of hugging. Capturing a mother’s breath in a hot glass form and exploiting its fluidity, Newton dressed in layers of heat resistant fabric and hugged the hot glass.

The resultant textured, transparent sculptural forms sit on anthropomorphic plinths, displayed at the height of children’s bellybuttons to highlight the various ages and size of each child. The colour has also been chosen by the mother to reflect each of her children. An analogy is drawn between hugging hot glass, intimidating and invigorating, and that of being a mother, which is also daunting and stimulating.

Image: Catherine Newton, Mum’s Hug, Patrick, Daniel, Luke, Joseph (detail), glass


Sat June 15
Sun July 28
Free admission
Event Category:


Orange Regional Gallery
(02) 6393 8133


Local Government Area
Visual arts


Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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02 6393 8136

The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au