Mother Holding Something Horrific

Claire Lambe
Max Delany, Annika Kristensen, Elizabeth Newman, Emma Jane Unsworth, 2017
Mother Holding Something Horrific: Claire Lambe
Publisher: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne)
Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm
Pages: 112
ISBN: 978-0-9943472-5-1
A$ 20.00

Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific accompanied  the major exhibition of newly commissioned work by Claire Lambe at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Curated by ACCA’s Artistic Director, Max Delany and Curator, Annika Kristensen, Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific charged ACCA’s gallery spaces with a series of corporeal sculptures and dramatic installations  at once uncanny, anarchic and full of life and libido.


As the most significant publication on Claire Lambe’s practice to date, the catalogue features a forward by Max Delany, a republished poem from 2011 by fellow artist Elizabeth Newman, a newly commissioned essay by author Emma Jane Unsworth, and Claire Lambe in conversation with Max Delany and Annika Kristensen, alongside an extensive colour documentation of Lambe’s work in progress, production stills, studio views, artist notes and reference materials.