Herrick Gallery, 93 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NQ
April 1st - April 7th 2019 11am - 18:30pm
Curated by Sandrine Servent, Mina Raven and Co-Curated by William Esdale, BKN
Hen is an anthropological study on the fluidity of gender, and an exploration into the lasting impact societal restrictions concerning sexual identity and gender roles have upon us. Day investigates how gender stereotypes have affected the transgender community and asks if the modern day feminist movement has had a resonating impact on how we define gender - and if as a society we should.
Hen translates in Swedish as the gender neutral personal pronoun, the equivalent to ‘they’ in English. Transgender is an umbrella term and includes those who identify as transgender and non-binary which is explored within the works.
Featuring 30 subjects over the age of forty, Hen tells the personal stories of those within the community, and the common themes of loss and discovery that unite them throughout their journey.
Hen is sponsored by Chan Photographic Imaging, Ray’s Glass and Frames and Old Blue Last beer and has partnered with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall Housing which is the only provider of specialist housing advice, advocacy and support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people of all ages. They work to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where the community can celebrate identity and support each other to achieve full potential.
Please see the Hen website here
We are currently crowdfunding for the exhibition and film to take place, please donate here