Through a story submitted by the participant, the artist
paints a portrait of the participant as "embryos." The
topic of the story revolves around “the moment of
The participants turned storytellers thus have a chance
to revisit memories and emotions by representing the
The artist intends to visualize the link between an
embryo and each person and discuss the transitional
nature of life form. The discussion will also touch upon
spirituality, the ethics of termination, IVF and artificial
Qian Qian (b.1990) is a mother, a poet and a visual
artist. Her work revolves around the search for poetry
in multiple dimensions and through a diversity of media.
She draws inspiration from myths and folklore from
various ethnic and religious cultures and juxtaposes
them with contemporary politics. Brave New World is
her ongoing project.
In conjunction with this delightful September
art exhibition hosted by West Norwood
Library, we will be running an informal and
relaxed 2-day workshop, in the intimate
setting of the library’s meeting room, to
introduce artist Qian Qian’s work. During the
workshops, participants will use different
media to write a story which Qian Qian will
visualise through a drawing.
A workshop dedicated to explore motherhood and creativity through sharing story about giving birth. Helping each other through the experience from moms in different stage and endevour to present a new perspective of being a mother in both private and social context. There will be a chidren play area so bring along your child.
The story/drawing that ensues will form part
of the exhibition. All participants will receive
a copy of their drawing/story via email.