Hatchery began as a self-directed residency that aimed to capitalise on the recent changed circumstances to experiment with new creative approaches using the time to think deeply and differently about my creative practices. It is now a group of artists from the UK, Italy and Canada who have linked together for mutual support, creative input and discussion. We believe that whilst we may be in a novel confined existence, there is no reason to be limited in our art outlook. Hatchery is about thinking and making, creativity in whatever form, be it art, music, writing or anything else.
Hatchery Artists is a multidisciplinary group of artists using the recently changed circumstances to experiment with new creative approaches. The exhibition, She’d, named to reflect our ability to carve a quiet space and time out of our domestic situations to continue making work and the fact that we also just happen to be all female, focuses on works made or progressed during the lockdown. The artists are: Dr. Chris A. Wright (UK), Dee Shiels (UK), Dr. Helen Lees (Italy), Helen Stephenson (UK), Jackie Berridge (UK), Linda Duvall (Canada) and Mary Hayes (UK).