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Late Night Library- Artists and Their Mums: Moreblessing Maturure and Sibus...

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Customs House Library

31 Alfred Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Every parent wants the best for their child, often placing high expectations on their future plans. It’s not uncommon for parents to discourage their kids from exploring their artistic side, instead encouraging them to pick “safer” career options like medicine, law or business. Creative practices are often seen as “just a hobby”.

These attitudes can be more prevalent in families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with many parents concerned about steady employment.
While the challenges of working in the creative industries are well known, many artists have excelled.

In this engaging series, we meet 3 of these artists and explore their journeys. Sitting down with their mum for a chat, they’ll be sharing their ups and downs, and the role that their
family and culture has played.

How were their aspirations received and did they need to convince their parents to support their choice? How did they overcome any discouragement? Do they have any words of advice for aspiring artists or parents from diverse backgrounds?

In this second event of a 3-part series presented with Carnival of the Bold, join an intimate and entertaining conversation between theatre-maker Moreblessing Maturure and her mother Sibusisiwe Maturure, recounting her pursuit of a creative career.


Moreblessing Maturure

Moreblessing is a Zimbabwean/Australian stage and screen actor, with a wealth of experience in writing, devising, directing and producing. As a writer, she crosses from the poetic, dramatic and analytical, developing her work with Playwriting Australia, ATYP, and Sydney Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group. Moreblessing has also worked with Information and Cultural Exchange Centre to develop screen projects. She is the founding Creative Director of FOLK Magazine, a platform dedicated to showcasing artists of colour and their work.

This event will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Other events in the series:

Benjamin Law and his mum

Frida Deguise and her mum

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