Current Resident Artists
Gal Leshem will be in residence at The White House this autumn working in collaboration with young people from Sydney Russell School. Gal’s residency is in partnership with the Barbican and forms part of their year-long Change Makers programme with Sydney Russell School in Dagenham.
During her residency Gal will consider issues of feminism, activism, and labour; taking inspiration from the 50th Anniversary of the Sewing Machinist Strike at the Dagenham Ford Plant and the 100-year anniversary of suffrage and the Representation of the People Act in 1918.
Aqui Thami (V&A Research Institute Offsite Resident) is a Mumbai-based artist, activist and academic. Thami will be working at the Rabbits Road Institute in Old Manor Park Library, working closely with the artist collective One of My Kind (OOMK), which run a community risograph print studio and publishing press at this site. Aqui will be staying at The White House.
In 2017 collective practice They Are Here were commissioned to transform the former car park behind The White House into a community garden. This year they have been working with local participants interested in gardening, permaculture and construction ready for the garden’s opening in spring 2019.
Dutch artist Wouter Osterholt’s work often re-contextualises existing material such as buildings, monuments, sculptures, rituals or archival material to manifest fault lines and breaking points in our political landscape, where social injustice, conflicts or problems come to light.