Image: Jess Taylor, The Consummate Ruin, 2018. Photograph Rosina Possingham.

Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of innovation. Since 2018 UniSA Business has partnered with Guildhouse to present works by contemporary South Australian visual artists to encourage reflection and inspire new ideas.

Good Mother

Jess Taylor

20 July – 16 October

Jess Taylor explores her fascination with fictional horror primarily through digital methods of making. Using her own image and body exclusively, Taylor’s work presents transgressive and repressed feminine experiences, reflecting womanhood as complex and contradictory. Good Mother is a series of five 3D printed sculptures created in 2018. The work explores often-contradictory experiences of motherhood, from feelings of entrapment to possessiveness, frustration, sadness, and longing to love, joy and empowerment. Utilising symbolism of growth, death and fertility and teasing out societal narratives surrounding the very fraught ‘good mother’, these works seek to explore motherhood as something profoundly ambivalent – monstrous in every sense of the word.

To view Good Mother, head to the Yungondi Building, UniSA City West Campus.

Jess Taylor is an emerging Adelaide based artist. Born in 1990, Jess attended Adelaide Central School of Art, graduating with First Class Honours in 2013. In 2016, she commenced a Masters by Research at the University of South Australia, which was awarded in 2018. Taylor has exhibited nationally and has been an awardee or finalist in several awards.