In partnership with Procreate Project, The White House is offering a one-month residency to Wednesday Kim, a shortlisted artist of the Mother Art Prize 2018. The Mother Art Prize is an international open call for self-identifying women, non-binary visual artists with caring responsibilities, conceived and organised by Procreate Project.
Wednesday Kim is a multimedia artist whose work combines video, performance, installation, and sculpture, she will be in residence at The White House from 20th May to 21st June 2019.
During the residency, Wednesday will use green screen performance to explore Postpartum Depression, which has affected her recently and which many women experience after childbirth.
Wednesday hopes to connect with other artists and families who live and work in Barking & Dagenham to produce green screen performances based on experiences and stories of birth and motherhood.
The footage of the performances will be combined with 3D animated elements, 2D images and footage of the local environment to create a new video work.
3D Collage Workshop for Mothers & Children (age 18months +)
Wednesday 29th May, 2-4pm
Wednesday Kim will host a family friendly 3D collage Mixed Media workshop for Mothers and Children.
During the workshop, Mothers and Children will be encouraged to create together freely, making tactile collages using colour, texture and shape.
Materials provided, but please feel free to bring any materials, drawings or photographs you wish to use in your collage. Children must to accompanied by an adult during the workshop.
Open Studio Social
Saturday 15th June, 2-4pm (talk at 3pm)
Wednesday Kim will open up her studio to showcase what she has been working on during her one-month residency at The White House. Come and join us to view some of her artworks and mark the end of her residency with a social open studio event.
Wednesday will do a brief introduction to her artwork and practice at 3pm. Everyone welcome.
Wednesday Kim’s works are records of her thoughts, interests, dreams and incoherent mixture of her sub-consciousness. She connects the process of making her work with images in her sub-consciousness and sometimes with momentary catharsis, intertwining gloomy thoughts, awaken echoes of old traumas, primitive wishes and humorous elements.
Wednesday Kim a co-founder of De:Formal Online Gallery. She was born in Korea (1985) and moved to Los Angeles, U.S.A in her early teens. Kim studied at the School Of Visual Arts in New York and currently lives and works in Minot, North Dakota.
Her work has been shown in Oriel Davies Gallery (Wales, UK), El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (New Mexico, USA), The Lodge Gallery (Los Angeles, USA), Jan Brandt Gallery (Chicago, USA), CICA Museum, (South Korea), Sarean Cultural Center (Bilbao, Spain), Cultura Lanzarote, (Las Palmas, Spain) Bipolar Gallery, (Leipzig, Germany), "PULSE" NEW YORK contemporary art fair, The Dock Arts Centre (Leitrim, Ireland), Medrar For Contemporary Art, (Cairo, Egypt) Espace Projet, (Montreal, Quebec) and more.
Founded in 2013 Procreate Project has grown to become a pioneering arts organisation for its ethos in innovation and sociocultural impact.
The main aim is to support the development of contemporary artists who are also mothers, working across multiple disciplines. We are dedicated to producing bold, interdisciplinary projects to share with local, national and international audiences.
By conceiving new models and platforms that facilitate a solid artistic development and increased visibility, we want to make social changes that benefit self-identifying women and their families.
"Through art, we want to unpack and shed light on stereotypes and assumptions about which women cannot pursue their creative goals when raising small children."
The Procreate Project umbrella includes events and exhibitions, commissions and productions of artistic works, Mother Art Prize, the online shop for the sale of original artworks and prints, online publications, and very importantly the Mother House studios – a unique model of artists’ studios with integrated childcare, where children are welcome in the work space. The project has recently attracted substantial financial support through a crowd-funding campaign and also garnered the support of the Mayor of London. The model is a unique solution to a proven lack of viable provision that sufficiently supports the professional development and wellbeing of artists during early motherhood.
Productions and public programme include Mother Art Prize [2017-18] launched with the contribution of the Whitechapel Gallery, AWITA, Zabludowicz Collection, and Create London; Oxytocin 1st edition  organised @ RCA with support from Live Art Development Agency [LADA] and Hermione Wiltshire, artist and Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Art in the Photography Department; Left Overs , exhibition @ Contemporary Arts and Learning; Foetus, new media performance shown @ RichMix and Leyden Gallery [2015/2017]; The Procreate Project Zines archive of 130 artists which toured and was displayed at Goldsmiths University and London South Bank University, Lace Gallery Nottingham, Manhattan College, NYC [2015/16.17].