21 Revolutions

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21 Revolutions: The Publication

Rated 5.00 out of 5

A stunning book featuring creative responses by 42 women artists and writers to Glasgow Women’s Library’s archive and collection.

In 2012 Glasgow Women’s Library celebrated its 21st birthday. To mark two decades of life-changing work, GWL commissioned 21 internationally renowned artists and 21 published writers to create new works inspired by our unique museum, archive and library collections. The resulting fine art prints, poems and creative writing have been brought together with the sources that inspired the work in a beautiful, lushly illustrated, enlightening and readable book.

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Ciara Phillips, Advice-giver, 2012

Advice-giver: Exclusive ltd edition screenprint by Ciara Phillips

Rated 5.00 out of 5

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Ciara Phillips's work for the Glasgow Women’s Library was made in response to items found in the library's poster archive.

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Moneses Uniflora detail

Moneses Uniflora: Exclusive ltd edition etching and handmade artist’s book by Amanda Thomson

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Amanda Thomson's Moneses Uniflora consists of a print and a bookwork. The title refers to the Latin name for the one-flowered wintergreen, a rare plant that was the favourite flower of Mary McCallum Webster, a self-taught botanist who died in 1986.

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Ashley Cook, We Want, 2012

We Want: Exclusive ltd edition digital print and screenprint by Ashley Cook

Rated 5.00 out of 5

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

For this work, Ashley Cook took inspiration from the Suffragette collection at GWL, specifically the quote ‘We want what men have, it may not be a lot but we want it just the same’, taken from a Suffragette postcard, and imagery drawn from the card game PANKO.

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Shauna McMullan, 165 Stars, Found in GWL Lending Library, 2012

165 Stars, Found in GWL Lending Library: Exclusive ltd edition print by Shauna McMullan

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

For her print, Shauna McMullan combed GWL’s lending library collecting the marginalia and specifically the asterisks and starred items from hundreds of the donated volumes.

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Sam Ainsley, This Land is Your Land, 2012, blue on red

21 Revolutions postcards

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

We have postcards of several of the artworks now available for just £1 each, or £5 for the full set.

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Helen de Main, 21 Spare Ribs (January 1973-1993)

21 Spare Ribs: Exclusive ltd edition screenprint by Helen de Main

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

The texts in each of Helen de Main's works are drawn directly from the January edition of Spare Rib through its 21 year history

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A Scarf for Glasgow Women’s Library: Exclusive ltd edition digital print on silk by Ruth Barker

Rated 5.00 out of 5

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

The immensely warm and welcoming embrace of the Library and its community is celebrated in Ruth Barker's scarves’ enveloping wrap.

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Arms! by Corin-Sworn - Image by Alan Dimmick

Arms!: Exclusive ltd edition mixed media/Giclee print by Corin Sworn

Rated 5.00 out of 5

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Corin Sworn's Arms! is inspired by Landscape For a Good Woman by the sociologist Carol Steedman.

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Lucy Skaer, Cheiron in Type, 2012

Cheiron in Type: Exclusive ltd edition digital pigment fine art print by Lucy Skaer

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Lucy Skaer’s Cheiron in Type is a photograph of a damaged copy of ‘Cheiron’ by R.C. Trevelyan published by the Hogarth press and printed in 1927. The book is cast in to a block with melted down tin type.

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Delphine Dallison, Grassroots, 2012

Grassroots: Exclusive ltd edition digital pigment fine art print by Delphine Dallison

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Delphine Dallison drew her inspiration from the collection of badges in the GWL archive.

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Kate Gibson, Homespun, 2012

Homespun: Exclusive ltd edition screen print by Kate Gibson

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Kate Gibson's Homespun is a homage to the dedicated homemakers of the 1950s. It’s a modern-day domestic sticker bombing campaign, where completed chores are rewarded with stickers to be collected like coupons or co-op stamps.

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