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Vanessa Baird: I Get Along Without You Very Well
17th November, 2022 to 25th February, 2023
Vanessa Baird is one of Norway’s leading contemporary artists, whose rich drawings and paintings are imbued with a deep, essential kind of storytelling that feels both individual and universal.
Vanessa Baird: I Get Along Without You Very Well, Thursday 17th November to 25th of February, GWL, Free, visit during our opening hours
She draws on a wide range of references from her own lived experience as well as Scandinavian and contemporary folklore and literature, as well as her proud Scottish heritage.
GWL will be exhibiting a new series of work, made in response to the Library and its archive.
Originally scheduled for June 2020, this is an exhibition that has been years in the making. Vanessa Baird has been working with the team at Glasgow Women’s Library and external curator Gillian Fox to explore the archives and context of the library. Vanessa is half Scottish and her darkly comic, often brutally honest, portrayals of life are often credited to the Scottish wry sense of humour. Her Mother, Maureen, was born in Glasgow and her Grandfather was a medical doctor in the city at the turn of the Century. Vanessa spent a lot of time as a child coming to Scotland for the school holidays.
This exhibition was originally part of a collaborative project with the Drawing Room, London, which was postponed due to the global pandemic. The Drawing Room exhibition did put on an exhibition, which was unable to open to the public. A 360 view of the gallery and exhibition can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/518219176
This exhibition is supported by OCA and the Norwegian Embassy. It is curated by Gillian Fox.
Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available.