The seminar by the sea for female artists, writers and curators

Hen Weekend is a new format networking event set-up by artist Ellie Harrison.
The event aims to facilitate discussion and encourage collaboration between its participants. Events are attended by 16 artists, writers and curators from around the UK and abroad who are at various stages of their careers.

The pilot Hen Weekend event took place at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea over the weekend 30 March - 1 April 2007. Four of the attending artists were commissioned to document the event in some way. These four commissioned works by Jeannie Driver, Jeanie Finlay, Karen Lubbock and Sally O'Reilly are now published in the artworks section.

Limited edition Hen Weekend shopping bags are now on sale >

Following the success of the pilot event, Hen Weekend is now seeking partners and funding so that further events can take place in collaboration with a variety of UK seaside arts venues, over the course of the next few years.

The pilot event was funded by The National Lottery through Arts Council England, with support from De La Warr Pavilion, ARC and the Networking Artists' Networks initiative (NAN) through a-n The Artist Information Company.

a-n The Artist Information Company Arts Council England De La Warr Pavilion Artists' Resource Centre
Hen Weekend identity design by Eleanor Grosch | website design by Ellie Harrison