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Hooray for Single Mums - 'A Real Birmingham Family' Statue Revealed

Hooray for Single Mums - 'A Real Birmingham Family' Statue Revealed

The Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing invited Birmingham’s citizens to celebrate 'A Real Birmingham Family'; a bronze statue which is situated outside the city’s library. Wearing presents a family that is, shock horror, two single mums, one heavily pregnant, proudly striding forward, holding on to their sons.

Many people don’t relate to the ‘traditional’ family unit, and Wearing’s statue in Birmingham is simply a reflection of that fact...

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