Detail of a pile of white cloth scraps that have different derogatory everyday words for women and feminists printed on them in red.

Demanding more of Feminist Leadership

We all have a capacity and responsibility to lead whether we are parenting, nurturing the talents of others, taking on a role in a cultural organisation, steering activist campaigns or showing up to call out inequality in the home or workplace. If we do understand ourselves to be leaders then what are the demands we make of ourselves to use any capacity we might have to bring about change?

Moving Mountains: Visioning Intersectional Feminist Leadership

Adele writes about her ‘productive pause’ in 2018/19, after 27 years as a volunteer and staff team member at GWL, to undertake a Clore Fellowship. You can get a flavour of the wide range of activities, visits and collaborations she undertook during a jam-packed seven months of intense learning. The Fellowship gave her time to think about her contribution to the GWL story and the other ways in which she had ‘lived her feminist life’, and what she might demand of herself going forward.

Revolting Women Playlists

Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library’s Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, is a Guest Selector at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. In her role as Guest Selector, Adele asked women writers […]

Glasgow Women's Library's first location on Hill Street

A silver lined 25th year

Our 25th year has truly been celebratory and silver lined. From September 2016 to September 2017 we have made space and time for reflections, unearthing and showcasing our history, and reconnecting with people who have helped us grow from a grassroots project in the humblest of premises to a Recognised Collection with over 20 staff housed in a beautiful multi award winning building.

Red metal shelves filled with orange magazine holders in GWL's first premises on Hill Street, Garnethill, 1991. Photo: Adele Patrick, GWL collection.

Passion, Imagination, Conscience

Since 21st September 2016 we have been celebrating and reflecting, thinking and speaking about the development of Glasgow Women’s Library as we mark the organisation’s 25th birthday. This has been […]

Iona with Makes You Think tote bags

Designer in Residence Opportunity

We’re pleased to announce a Communications Designer in Residence opportunity with Glasgow Women’s Library and Glasgow School of Art’s Visual Communications department.

Clare Henry’s Article Archive comes to GWL

Clare Henry is one of the titans of Scottish journalism, and Glasgow Women’s Library are proud that Clare has chosen to donate copies of all her articles bound in book form to our collection.

Artists in the Archives

This summer no fewer than three renown women artists are working at Glasgow Women’s Library. Kate Davis, Mandy McIntosh and Beth Collar are each mining different areas of our collections to create new works.

21 Revolutions heads to Edinburgh

The 21 Revolutions exhibition will be showing at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy during the Edinburgh Art Festival, and there’s just one day left to buy an artwork at exclusive GWL prices.