Tierna Filman, Melyssa MacDonald & Samantha Pickard
“A Girl’s Childhood” transports viewers to a world of colour and magic by using bright colours and playful mediums. Individual cultures, upbringings, spirituality, and passion for art harmonize into a body of work that is full of childhood fantasies, memories, and a sense of growing-up. Subject matter such as body image, spirituality and menstruation illustrate a developmental connection to femininity, and the use of textile and soft sculpture mediums allude to the historical connection between women and craft. “A Girl’s Childhood” aims to curate a space of wonder that sparks connections to the viewer’s own childhood stories or memories, while also exploring what it is like to be a girl through the retrospective lens of three adult female artists.