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21 Revolutions interior: Ruth Barker and Margaret Elphinstone21 Revolutions interior: Suffragette archives21 Revolutions interior: Jackie Kay and Delphine Dallison

21 Revolutions: The Publication

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

Copies of the limited first edition of this exciting, unique book, launched at the Library on International Women’s Day 2014, are now available to buy.

What is 21 Revolutions?

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 superb book alongside essays by Fiona Bradley, Director of the Fruitmarket Gallery, writer and journalist Lesley McDowell, and co-founder of Glasgow Women’s Library Adele Patrick.

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Buy it for your daughters, mothers and grandmothers, but make sure your sons read it too

Dr Elspeth King, Director, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

21 Revolutions is a beautiful, lushly illustrated, enlightening and readable book. It is a large format paperback with the highest quality reproductions throughout, with fascinating new creative writing and scintillating essays. We have included artists’ and writers’ biographies, information about how they approached making their creative responses, as well as a detailed survey of numerous resources from the collection used in the creation of these 42 new works.

21 Revolutions: The Contributors

The participating visual artists in 21 Revolutions are:

  • Sam Ainsley
  • Claire Barclay
  • Ruth Barker
  • Karla Black
  • Nicky Bird, with Alice Andrews
  • Ashley Cook
  • Delphine Dallison
  • Kate Davis
  • Fiona Dean
  • Helen de Main
  • Kate Gibson
  • Ellie Harrison
  • Elspeth Lamb
  • Shauna McMullan
  • Jacki Parry
  • Ciara Phillips
  • Lucy Skaer
  • Corin Sworn
  • Sharon Thomas
  • Amanda Thomson
  • Sarah Wright

The participating writers are:

  • Karen Campbell
  • Anne Donovan
  • Margaret Elphinstone
  • Vicki Feaver
  • Helen Fitzgerald
  • Janice Galloway
  • Muriel Gray
  • Jen Hadfield
  • Jackie Kay
  • A. L. Kennedy
  • Kirsty Logan
  • Laura Marney
  • Heather Middleton
  • Alison Miller
  • Denise Mina
  • Donna Moore
  • Elizabeth Reeder
  • Leela Soma
  • Zoë Strachan
  • Louise Welsh
  • Zoë Wicomb

Buy 21 Revolutions now

The 21 Revolutions publication was launched on International Women’s Day 2014 (8th March), and is available to buy now from GWL. A 10% discount is available to Friends – please contact us for your discount code.

The book costs £25, plus £4 P&P in the UK, or £10 P&P internationally.

2 reviews for 21 Revolutions: The Publication

  1. 5 out of 5

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    A great publication unlike any other! A wonderful variety of works so something for everyone and opens your eyes to new artists and writers too. Couldn’t ask for more.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    A stunning, lush original work of art in its own right. The commissioned short stories and poetry by some of Scotland’s best writers are a joy and I loved the artworks (so much so that I bought a Sam Ainsley print and a Ruth Barker scarf!) The contextual essays and the sources of inspiration are also fascinating. Really love this unique book and will be buying it for others this Christmas.

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