Mama Stitch sharing community stories of motherhood through memories and song

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Mark Storen and Georgia King will celebrate the hidden stories of Bunbury mothers at BRAG.
Camera IconMark Storen and Georgia King will celebrate the hidden stories of Bunbury mothers at BRAG. Credit: Fionn Mulholland/Fionn Mulholland

Take a walk down memory lane into the warm comfort of a mother’s story at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery this weekend.

Presented by Whiskey and Boots, Mama Stitch is a unique storytelling experience celebrating the unknown tales of Bun-bury mothers.

Created by collecting stories from the community, the performance will see actors wearing headphones deliver recorded interviews of stories about local mums as they hear them, live and without embellishment.

The headphone verbatim performance provides the audience with the chance to listen and reflect on their own maternal line and learn about those from their community.

Mama Stitch aims to offer a different insight into the community of Bunbury in a stripped- back way by sharing honest moments in intimate spaces.

Enjoy a hot cup of tea and freshly baked toast with homemade jam on arrival, learning and listening to neighbours reflect about their mums.

Audiences are then invited to leave their own mark on the project by contributing an anonymous “Dear Mum” letter to be later displayed in the space and subsequent performances.

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