HYSTERICAL 2024 : RADICAL CREATIVITY

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), Milly Aburrow (she/her), Gaby Jonna (she/her), Ada Krenz (she/her), Sarah Jarvis (she/her), Oumou Aidara (they/them), Arabel Lebrusan(she/her) Alexandra McKinney (she/her), Summer Puertollano (she/her)] showing at the not-for-profit gallery Bermondsey Project Space. Alongside chosen artists, Bee Illustrates and Cheer Up Luv will be debuting a secret collaborative installation, exploring themes of gender identity, safety and public spaces.

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.

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