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 appearing at the Festival for playlists of songs by women that empower, inspire and get their creative juices flowing. Below, Adele explains more about the […]

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.

GWL interior, 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 a significant process for me personally and professionally. I have had a chance to discuss and write about the process of how GWL was formed, […]

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.

21 Resolutions

It’s New Year and this time around I’m making 21 resolutions. Join me if you can to feel great and make a big difference to your women’s library.

What are the 21 Revolutions?

How do you encapsulate the two decades and the fast approaching 21st birthday of the sole women’s library in Scotland and hope, at the same time, to capture the work of 21 diverse women writers and poets and an equally varied group of 21 visual artists?

2HB: What we make with words

One of our volunteers, Hannah Ellul, is exhibiting a work at the CCA as part of the 2HB: What we make with words exhibition. Her artwork is based on her work with the sound archive collection at GWL. The exhibition runs until December 17th at the CCA. More about the exhibition: As CCA’s own art […]