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Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of Scotland’s most expressive twentieth century artists and is a firm favourite of Glasgow Women’s Library. To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth we’re thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.
Consciously Rising is an exhibition of new print works created collaboratively and individually by a group of women who met regularly online during lockdown. The group used feminist consciousness-raising to facilitate discussions and each member drew on their own experience.
IN PERSON: Join Glasgow Women’s Library for an afternoon tea to celebrate Burn’s Night with readings of his poetry in different languages including Urdu & Arabic, multicultural folklore and storytelling from around the globe!
If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.
Join members of Consciously Rising to find out more about the group, the exhibition, and their experience of working in a collaborative way to make artworks. The group will also introduce a new zine that they have made to accompany the exhibition with readings and poems.
ONLINE: In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.
ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Autumn led online by writer Beth Godfrey.
ONLINE: To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth, we’ll be immersing ourselves in writing inspired by her life and work, and we’d love you to pull up a chair and join us.
ONLINE: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy roleplaying game which combines collaborative storytelling and improvisation with the randomness of dice rolls. Dungeon Matron Becky has written this adventure with beginners in mind but more experienced players are also welcome.