A live growing archive featuring international artists who are mothers/parents

Always at the back of the feminist discourse and the socio-cultural attention, we want to create a space for history and recognition.

The project started in 2015 with the collaboration of artist Lara Gonzales [madenadpublished]. It launched at the Women’s Art Library with an empowering exhibition celebrating the art of motherhood, featuring 130 international Mother-Artists.

The challenge of the exhibition was to display an unrestricted number of internationally submitted artworks, creating a site specific installation that manages to showcase all of the contributing artists.

The Zines has been exhibited at Goldsmiths University and South bank University London, Lace Gallery Nottingham, Manhattan College New York City [2015/16.17]

With the aim to create a democratic archive we are now in a planning phase to digitalise and expand the collection of works and stories. More to be soon announced!

As part of our new programme ‘Contemporary Practices of Collective Care’, we are working on the digitisation of our Zines archive.

The Procreate Project archive will be translated into a collection of printable posters and a living digital democratic art platform. The first 1500 posters featuring mother/parent-artist works will create a public installation in different locations in the UK. The archive creates a different, and urgent new art history of the 21st century onwards and an important tool for new generations to access.

Contemporary Practices of Collective Care and the archive are supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.