At GWL, we have a group called Seeing Things. The Seeing Things group get together to explore cultural events across Glasgow, such as (but not limited to!) art, music, theatre or comedy. Since the start of 2014, the group has visited exhibitions, art and performance events in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Since April 2020 we have taken Seeing Things online and despite the fact we’re staying at home we’re #StillSeeingThings and showcasing the work of women creatives from around the world.
Every other Wednesday afternoon at 12.30pm a GWL Volunteer takes over @womenslibrary Twitter (and sometimes Instagram!) to guide a virtual visit to an online exhibition or museum archive. No prior knowledge or interest is necessary and all are welcome to ask questions and share thoughts.
As it’s easy to miss things that happen on Twitter we’re gathering together the resources from each ‘trip’ so you can catch up in your own time… here’s what we saw in May!
Freya introduced us to some incredible works by the amazing Frida Kahlo
Hello all! I'm Freya, GWL Volunteer, and I will be taking over this account for the next hour or so for #StillSeeingThings . Our focus today is Frida Kahlo!
— Glasgow Women's Library (@womenslibrary) May 6, 2020
Mattie shared resources from the National Gallery about the life and work of GWL favourite Artemisia Gentileschi
— Glasgow Women's Library (@womenslibrary) May 13, 2020
Freya gave us a tour of some of the National Gallery’s handpicked female protagonists from Art History
Hello everyone. Freya here, GWL volunteer, taking over this account for #StillSeeingThings this afternoon. Today we are going to start with Fiona Alderton's tour around some the female artists in the National Galleries collection!
— Glasgow Women's Library (@womenslibrary) May 27, 2020
If you have any trouble reading Twitter threads, here are the links to each of the threads I have posted and you can copy and paste them into the Thread Reader App and that should help to make their content clearer:
6th May: Freya, Frida Kahlo https://twitter.com/womenslibrary/status/1257996102466449409
13th May: Mattie, Artemesia, National Gallery https://twitter.com/womenslibrary/status/1260534377710268417
27th May: Freya, Art History’s female protagonists, National Gallery https://twitter.com/womenslibrary/status/1265629781275615233