Her Stories is an annual art auction and appeal to raise money to support marginalised womxn in the UK.
Her Stories is powered by the most exciting artists and creative volunteers. Over 20 artists have donated original works to Her Stories in 2018, which will be available via auction in November.
All proceeds from the auction in 2018 will go directly to three UK-registered charities that provide support services to some of the UK's most marginalised womxn; Women for Refugee Women, Maternity Action and Ella's Home.
For 2018, the Her Stories Committee chose to support womxn who have experience of an irregular immigration status in the UK because:
It is harder for women to qualify for refugee status than men
Survivors of sexual/gender-based violence are routinely detained in the UK
1 in 5 women in Yarlswood detention centre have attempted suicide
In 2014, 99 pregnant women were detained unnecessarily at Yarlswood
Vulnerable women face NHS maternity charges of £4,000 — £10,000+
The UK government is pursuing new and aggressive maternity charging
Every year around 2000 women seeking safety in the UK are locked up
2,340 people were referred as victims of trafficking in the UK in 2014
Victims of trafficking typically have only 45 days in shelter to recover
Sources: Women for Refugee Women, Ella's Home & Maternity Action
2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
IN 2018, Her Stories will host a series of events to raise money and awareness for the cause and in celebration of womxn & non-binary artists.
The Directors of Bosse and Baum Gallery, Lana Churchill and Alexandra Warder will run a workshop on how to start an art collection. Hosted by Soho House, Dean Street and with a focus on collecting art by womxn.
Sketch, Mayfair will host a discussion among London collectors and gallerists on the challenges and importance of collecting art by womxn and minority group artists. Presented by Her Stories.
A drinks reception to mark the opening of the online auction, hosted by collector, writer and independent curator, Marcelle Joseph.
The live exhibition of art works will open at Protein Studios, Shoreditch. There will be a discussion to introduce the charities and some of the issues they address. Tickets available in Summer 2018.
As the online auction draws to a climax, Her Stories will hold a very special dinner at The Arts Club on Dover Street. A selection of the online auction works will transfer to an animated live auction on the night. Guests, including London's leading collectors, gallerists, curators and female icons will be invited in Summer 2018.
We want to hear from you!
Please get in touch if you would like more information about supporting Her Stories, the charities, attending an event, volunteering or becoming a sponsor.