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The Motherload by never.the.less productions

The Motherload is an ongoing multi outcome arts project connecting, validating and empowering mothers as we dig into the experience of the 'mental load' of motherhood. Birthed in 2018 the project has involved hundreds of mothers of all ages and stages of motherhood across lutruwita / Tasmania, Australia and the world through workshops, online creative encounters, open rehearsals, live performances and short films. www.mentalthemotherload.com

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A Motherload Creative Encounter @ George Town CFLC

Thursday 1 June 2023
Creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of The Motherload, Regional Tour. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The workshop will include a showing of the award winning web series - The Motherload Films Limited adjunct care is available for the duration of the workshop thanks to George Town CFLC staff. All children requiring adjunct care must be booked in by adding an adjust care ticket for each child when booking a workshop place. Supported by Arts Tasmania and George Town Child and Family Learning Centre.
George Town Child and Family Learning Centre
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A Motherload Creative Encounter @ Deloraine House Inc.

Friday 2 June 2023
Creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of The Motherload, Regional Tour. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The workshop will include a showing of the award winning web series - The Motherload Films Supported by Arts Tasmania and Deloraine House Inc.
Deloraine House Inc.
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A Motherload Creative Encounter @ Dorset Community House

Saturday 3 June 2023
Creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of The Motherload, Regional Tour. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The workshop will include a showing of the award winning web series - The Motherload Films Supported by Arts Tasmania and Dorset Community House
Dorset Community House
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A Motherload Creative Encounter @ Communion Brewing Co.

Saturday 6 May 2023
Creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of The Motherload, Regional Tour. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The workshop will include a showing of the award winning web series - The Motherload Films Supported by Arts Tasmania, Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Burnie Child and Family Learning Centre, and Communion Brewing.
Communion Brewing Co.
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A Motherload Creative Encounter @ Burnie Child & Family

Friday 5 May 2023
Creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of The Motherload, Regional Tour. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The workshop will include a showing of the award winning web series - The Motherload Films Supported by Arts Tasmania, Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Burnie Child and Family Learning Centre, and Communion Brewing.
Burnie Child and Family Learning Centre
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The Motherload Films Premiere

Saturday 19 March 2022
As part of the MENTAL - The Motherload project never.the.less productions have made six short creative documentary films that explore the six stages of the mental load of motherhood in all its glory - the beauty and poetic, the mad chaos and the mundane. Join us on the red carpet and be the first to see them before we share with the world! Created by award winning filmmaker Rebecca Thomson with Carrie McLean, Bryony Geeves, Melissa King, Julie Waddington and lots more amazing mummas.
Wide Angle Tasmania - Screening Hall
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The Motherload - Filming Drop in - Empter Nest

Friday 19 November 2021
Hi Mummas If you have one or more or all of your grown up children flown the coop we would love approximately 15 minutes of your time to too be part of our Empty Nester film. You would need to bring a hard copy (or electronic on a device) photo of you with one or more of your children when you were all younger - at any stage. Book into a time slot so we have an idea when we will see you, but don't stress if you are a bit early or late. Please Note - this is an unpaid opportunity.
South Hobart Arts Centre - Hall
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The Motherload - Filming Drop In - Primary

Friday 19 November 2021
Hi - we are filming some bits and pieces for our short films and would love some mummas to be a part of it! We need approximately 15 minutes of your time to.... Answer 'Questions Kids Ask' on camera. Book into a time slot so we have an idea when we will see you, but don't stress if you are a bit early or late. Please Note - this is an unpaid opportunity.
South Hobart Arts Centre
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Stage Two sharing

Wednesday 4 December 2019
A creative documentary performance exploring the beauty, grotesque and poetic in the madness and mundane of motherhood We have reached the end of our research and creative development for 2019 and are holding an informal sharing of where the work is at - including the performance framework and examples of the material collected and explored. We are fairly sure there will be laughter, tears and chaos!
REACT Drama School
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: New Norfolk Workshop

Wednesday 14 August 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. Adjunct childcare onsite available. Supported by ptunarra Child and Family Centre and Derwent Valley Community House
ptunarra Child and Family Centre
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Burnie Workshop

Wednesday 7 August 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. We will have an extra pair of hands to help with little ones if you need to bring them with you, we don't want you to miss out! Supported by Ten Days on the Island & CHAT
Domestic Arts Building
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Launceston Workshop

Tuesday 6 August 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The Haven has a separate area with toys and some adjunct care so please feel free to bring your little one(s). Supported by CHAT & The Haven
The Haven on Patterson - Launceston
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Hobart Workshops

Between Tuesday 23 July 2019 and Thursday 25 July 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. The Haven has a separate area with toys & we will have one of our team on 'play' duty so please feel free to bring your little one(s) if you need to. Supported by CHAT & The Haven
The Haven - Hobart
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Chigwell Workshop

Wednesday 24 July 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. For any & every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative. You choose how you engage & how much you share. Supported by Bucaan Community House
Bucaan Community House
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MENTAL - The Mother Load: Dodges Ferry Workshop

Thursday 4 July 2019
A creative self-care workshop especially for mummas as part of the MENTAL - The Mother Load project. Some simple creative exercises, time to share stories, have a laugh, a cuppa and a biscuit. No stress, for any and every mumma, you don’t have to consider yourself creative and you choose how you engage and how much you share. Limited adjunct childcare available via booking. Supported by Okines Community House
Okines Community House