ART, RESEARCH, THEORY
THE MOTHER HOUSE
The very first art studio with co-produced and flexible childcare model is opening in London.
The Mother House, is a new initiative directed by Procreate Project in collaboration with Desperate Artwives. The Mother House is born in response to the urge of “making” within the life-changing experience of motherhood, offering a collaborative yet intimate space to curate artists’ practice whilst ensuring their journey into motherhood is fed in a creative and inclusive way.
Over 36 London based artists and their children are coming together for an exploratory month into the intersection between the roles of mother and artist, observing the importance of their impact on private lives and within society.
The Mother House residency is starting the 5th of September 2016 at the IKLECTIK Art Lab in London Waterloo and will provide a familiar context to share and reveal both the challenges and privileges of being a mother. The space will provide the artists with the freedom of working independently or alongside their children and it will also give them the opportunity to work in collaboration with other artists and create a supportive and inspiring network. This short-term project intends to demonstrate how a dedicated space provides crucial support for mother artists’ professional development.
The experiment will turn into an artwork itself as a documentary, which will be shown for a final open-house day on the 9th of October, celebrating this journey and exhibiting all the works created during this time. he MOTHER HOUSE is an experimental, dedicated creative space for London based mother-artists to explore a long term dream and make it a reality.
The Mother House London
5th of September - 29th of September
Daily 10.00 - 17.00
Open-house & Final Exhibition day
9th of October / 17.00 / 20.00
IKLECTIK Art Lab
Old Paradise Yard
20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street corner) next to Archbishop’s Park
The Mother House Project will also hold talks and workshops during the weekends.
Please refer to the website for full events timetable and artists list. For the list of participating artists see here.
For more information contact:
Dyana Gravina / Procreate Project
Amy Dignam / Desperate Artwives
Tel. 07513 499387
The Mother House is supported by
Prams in the hall
Feminism in London
IKLECTIK Art Lab