HATCHED 2017 is part of the Oxford International Women’s Festival and International
Women’ s Day celebrating women’s achievements & solidarity. This year’s theme is:
‘Women Thinking Big in the Arts, Science, Politics & Education’.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks, workshops and activities. Curated by
Maga Esberg, HATCHED 2017 showcases exciting work by local and global artists who
use a variety of media including photography, installation and sculpture.
HATCHED is a new art platform dedicated to developing, making and promoting work
addressing women’s issues. The platform allows individual voices to gather strength
The image featured above is from Harriet Rutter’s 2016 photographic still life series entitled Bullfinch – Semiotics of Birds which explores child exploitation, alluding to recent events that have impacted her sense of social responsibility as a woman and a mother. Other work will include Fiona Yaron-Field’s Safe Haven, a series of portraits of pregnant women who know their baby will be born with Down’s syndrome. Her work aims to challenge the ‘ideal’ image of family and questions what it means to be inclusive and accept human differences.