Formerly Née is an online exhibition that draws upon real and imagined narratives to create a collection of 'herstories'. The project follows the artist’s journey to connect with her maternal lineage by posing the question, ‘What would my surname be today if the tradition were to take my mother’s name?’ It includes artwork from community members produced from an online workshop, a video piece by the artist and a poem by artist and writer, Saskia Doherty.
Jacqui would like to give a big thank you to all the community members who participated in the 'Who's going to run the matriarchy?' online workshop, Kingston Arts for generously providing the Kingston Arts Grant, MJ Flamiano from Kingston Arts for all her help, Chaco Kato for her mentorship throughout the project, Saskia Doherty for their poem, Cristina Russo for her vocals and all of our maternal ancestors that have been left out of written history.
For more information about Jacqui Gordon's arts practice click here.