For Mothers Day

Sometimes words won’t do. So we’ll say it with art. This one is for the mothers, with love.

Guerrilla Girls What I want for Mother’s Day 1991. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 2014. © Guerrilla Girls, courtesy of guerrillagirls.com

Sano di Pietro Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Bartholomew 1450–1481. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of John Fairfax and Sons Ltd. to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Sydney Morning Herald 1971

Dana Schutz Breastfeeding 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the 2015 USA Foundation Tour and the Mollie and Jim Gowing Bequest Fund. © Dana Schutz

Brenda L Croft Thea, Hetti and Tyson Perkins 1993. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1993. © Brenda L Croft. Licensed by Copyright Agency

Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu Atsuma Nobori-bashi 1896. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1986

Margel Hinder Mother and child 1939. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1994. © Estate of Margel Hinder

Davida Allen Josephine and self with calf 1984. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1986. © Davida Allen

Kalighat style Kamala Kamini nursing a baby elephant 1880–1899. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1959

Kômin Figure of a young woman carrying a baby (okimono) 19th century. Art Gallery of New South Wales, bequest of Henry Albert Nathan 1941

Käthe Kollwitz The mothers 1919. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1947

Sali Herman The artist’s mother 1944, 1954. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 1969. © Sali Herman Estate

George W Lambert Holiday in Essex 1910. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with assistance from the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales and the Marshall Bequest Fund 1981

Miwa Yanagi Yuka 2000, printed 2007. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Geoff Ainsworth AM 2014. © Yanagi Miwa