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Milk art journal is a limited-series publication of written and visual art works by artist-mothers about motherhood. We published our first issue in March 2023, and will publish two more issues on a quarterly basis in 2023. Check out our Open Call!

The purpose behind Milk is first and foremost to create an art journal of beautiful and important works, but beyond that, it’s to give space and serious consideration to works by artist-mothers about motherhood. The “artist-mother” figure is still sidelined in today’s art market, and furthermore the topic of motherhood is often overlooked as a serious art subject when it comes from the mothers themselves (i.e. it is far more common and widely accepted to portray motherhood from the outside, as in taking a mother as a muse or describing motherhood as a metaphor or an archetype). The intention with this project is to collect artworks by artist-mothers about motherhood which are high quality at an international level, to generate more credibility and add to the canon.

Milk was launched in October 2022 by Katherine Oktober Matthews and is published by House of Oktober, based in The Netherlands.

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