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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Portrait of the Artist's Mother : Dignity, Creativity and Disability
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'Portrait of the Artist's Mother is a memoir and an examination of the politics of disability. Fiona Place describes the pressure from medical institutions to undergo screening during pregnancy and assumptions that a child with Trisomy 21 should not live, even though people with Down syndrome do live rich lives. Fiona's son, Fraser, has become an artist. His prize-winning paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Sydney and Canberra. How does a mother get from the grieving silence of the birthing room through the horrified comments of other mothers to the applause at gallery openings? This is a story of commitment to the idea that all people, including those who are 'less than perfect', have a right to be welcomed into this increasingly imperfect world.'   (Publication summary)

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    • Geelong North, Geelong North area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: x, 312 pp.
      Description: Colour painting on endpapers
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      • Published 1 May 2019
      ISBN: 9781925581751
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