First Friday Lecture: Pregnancy and Birth in Art by Kelly Klick

  • Friday, February 3, 2023
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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Join us in person or online.

The pregnant human form in art is historically uncommon and controversial, the depiction of pregnant or birthing bodies created by women artists even more so. In this lecture, Kelly Klick will explore how and why pregnancy has been artistically represented throughout the eras, highlighting the few female artists who dared to depict the gravid state and its curious absence throughout much of art history. Klick will also dip into debates that one might have overheard in the art world hundreds of years ago or just last week.

Online broadcasts will feature ASL translation. Within a couple of weeks, the First Friday Lectures will be posted with captioning and ASL at

Free, everyone welcome! Please wear a mask if attending in person. Zoom link:

  • Photo of Kelly Klick

    Kelly Klick is an emerging artist living in Pinawa, Manitoba. Intimately knowledgeable about pregnant bodies, fetuses and newborns, Klick uses her experience as a midwife to inform her painting, sculpture and assemblages. She is currently working on a series entitled Mother Tree, which explores the connection between humans and trees through pregnancy.