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4 November 2021 at 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 5 November 2021
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 6 November 2021
OVADA welcomes you to visit HATCHED21 who are exhibiting with us as part of the 2021 Photo Oxford Festival programme of events
Thursday 4 November 12-8 pm – Private View with bar 5-8pm
Friday 5 November, 12-6 pm
Saturday 6 November, 12-5 pm – Closing event; An opportunity to meet some of the artists for an informal chat and refreshments from 3-5 pm
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 another.
The HATCHED2021 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.