WOMEN: WAYS OF SEEING AND BEING SEEN
04 to 06/11/2021
HATCHED is a creative platform promoting and sharing work addressing women’s issues and
experiences that range from ‘The personal is political’ to Human Rights. HATCHED was set up in
2016 by Maga Esberg and has been part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival since then.
2020-2021 has brought challenges to all; the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, and the pressure of
climate change on the environment but a girl born in late 2021 will systematically join the ranks of
the 4 billion females worldwide whose daily reality is shaped by gender inequality in one form or
The Women Creating Landscapes exhibition at OVADA brings together the practices of local and
international lens-based artists. Collectively these artists voice the multiple aspects of gender
inequalities: reproductive rights, gender-based violence, and trafficking. This work is shown
alongside artists whose attention is closer to home. The tender look at motherhood, an exploration
of complex family experiences. Personal and global they share an intimate female gaze.
The artists in HATCHED2021 aim to be part of the ongoing dialogue on equality, to communicate
their concerns, and to make a positive difference. These works don’t stand alone, they are part of a
bigger movement of women globally intent on being heard and seen.
Alison Kahn and Avi Zhimo
More info is on the direct link.