“There are good artists that have children,” Tracey Emin once said. “They are called men.”

But while motherhood is underrepresented in art, a new exhibition aims to break this taboo. The realities of motherhood, the “years of broken nights, ridiculous laughter, reading practice, nosebleeds, scraped knees, teenage arguments and broken hearts”, have rarely been portrayed, said the exhibition’s curator Hettie Judah on the i news site.

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