20 – 31 March 2024

Private View: 19 March, 6 – 9pm

For Women’s History Month 2024, Hysterical Collective presents: Hysterical: Radical Creativity – the third instalment of the annual charity art exhibition and cultural programme taking place in March each year. Co-founded and curated by Eliza Hatch of Cheer Up Luv and Bee Illustrates, Hysterical is a queer and feminist-led exhibition and event showcase; centred around community, collaboration, and activism.

The annual event platforms many women and non-binary artists reclaiming the term ‘hysterical’, and using their voices for change. In 2022 Bee Illustrates and Eliza Hatch teamed up to create and curate Hysterical, following their debut’s massive success, Hysterical returned in 2023 – described by the Evening Standard as ‘an intimate and cathartic exploration of misogyny.’

After two consecutive years building community and creating opportunities for women and marginalised creatives – Hysterical 2024 promises to be more groundbreaking than ever, confronting audiences to interrogate their own views by exhibiting art that truly embodies radical creativity.

Hysterical facilitates a space to celebrate the innovative and subversive work of women and marginalised creatives who use their practice as a form of protest; showcasing work from underrepresented artists. Following on from the success of the past two years, Radical Creativity will span the last two weeks of March, and feature a group of 13 selected artists. 

Jasmine Foo (she/her)
Susan Sitko (she/her)
Emmally Parsons (they/she)
Shannon Higgins (she/her)
Millie Chen (she/her)
Gaby Jonna (she/her)
Milly Aburrow (she/her)
Ada Krenz (she/her)
Sarah Jarvis (she/her)
Arabel Lebrusan (she/her)
Oumou Aidara (they/them)
Alexandra McKinney (she/her)
Summer Puertollano (she/her)

Hysterical 2024 will host a roster of inspiring events, including a creative workshop from Beth Suzanna, a book swap social with Babes in Development and a skate + sketch workshop at local skatepark and brewery Hop King. This year Hysterical Collective are supporting Galop, with 100% of event ticket sales and 20% of work sales being donated to charity.


FRIDAY 29TH MARCH 2024 AT 11:00 AM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, please join Babes in Development and their partner Kemi’s House in collaboration with Hysterical Collective for a free, feminist-centred brunchy DIY session where we will be making our very own belly beads and enjoying a mini brunch in the gallery space.

This event is open to all POC women + nonbinary people, so please invite your friends. All materials will be provided and guests will receive a complimentary goody bag. We can’t wait to see you there!

Babes in Development is an incubator and development space for Black women/non-binary creatives, founded by Adna Ahmed and Marissa Mireles Hinds, with co-founding partner Ruth Hundama. The collective hosts interdisciplinary creative events, mentorship opportunities and lecture series based at the Barbican. 

Kemi’s House was founded by Kingsley Bishop and Jutalla Coulibaly-Willis, and specialise in producing creative and intellectual events for POC, LGBTQIA+ and marginalised communities, hosting a range of panel discussions, workshops and talks.

HYSTERICAL X BETH SUZANNA: Drawing with Scissors – Creative Collage Workshop


Join Hysterical 2022 alumni, Beth Suzanna for an evening of drawing with scissors!

Looking for a fun creative activity to do with friends? Looking to try a new art form? After a relaxed and friendly environment to meet like-minded creatives? In this Matisse-inspired collage workshop, we’ll be drawing using scissors to create paper portraits. 

Going against the conventions of traditional drawing, we will be incorporating paper, colour, and shape to create playful illustrations. 

Whether you’re creating a self-portrait or want to come along with a friend to create portraits of one another. You’ll leave the workshop with a unique piece of artwork capturing your individuality. 

Collage is a relaxed way to unwind and requires no previous experience. 

All materials for this workshop are provided, courtesy of Cass Art.

Co-founded and curated by Eliza Hatch of Cheer Up Luv and Bee Illustrates