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Seeing Things trip to Joan Eardley at Clydebank Museum

Today GWL’s Seeing Things group went to the Joan Eardley exhibition at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. It’s a fantastic exhibition, and we really recommend people try and pop in and see it. It’s such a rare treat to see a lot of her work hanging together. We had a fantastic tour, and found out […]

Castlemilk Womanhouse participants, Bathroom in Haunted House installation, 1990. Image by Rachael Harris, copyright Glasgow Women’s Library.

Castlemilk (Haunted) Womanhouse

Organised by women in the Womanhouse, notably Rachael Harris and Julie Roberts, the Haunted House was a participatory project aimed at children. For weeks, women and children in Castlemilk worked on making gruesome sculptures, installations, and costumes…

Peace Lady (Badges of Honour characters)

Badges of Honour Characters

As part of GWL’s Heritage Lottery funded Badges of Honour, library volunteer and artist Eilidh has created a series of characters using the mannequins and clothing displayed in the Badges of Honour exhibition as inspiration

Were you involved in Castlemilk Womanhouse?

GWL is currently working on a project called HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE as part of the Scotland-wide festival GENERATION (a celebration of 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland http://generationartscotland.org/ ). As part of Generation we are working with the artist Kate Davis on a project which explores the history of Castlemilk Womanhouse. Castlemilk […]

Seeing Things trip to CCA ‘Speaking in Tongues Exhibition’

Lee, a member of the Seeing Things group, reviews the Speaking in Tongues exhibition held recently at the CCA. Her blog, which contains lots of other writings, can be found here: http://grownunderglass.blogspot.co.uk/ speaking in tongues. I first found the Glasgow Women’s Library by way of an intriguing sign pointing down a city centre alleyway on […]

Seeing Things trip to the People’s Palace

Linda, a member of the Seeing Things group, writes about the visit to the People’s Palace. After coming into the People’s Palace we were greeted by two members of staff who gave information and leaflets. We first visited Floor Two which housed “Visions of the City”.  This included various items depicting important protests over the […]

Seeing Things group at Louise Bourgeois "I Give Everything Away", February 2014

Seeing Things Visits in January and February

Its so nice to have Seeing Things off and underway! January and February were filled with some incredible events. Among them a visit to the People’s Palace collection, a fantastic trip to the Scottish Opera’s ‘Opera Unwrapped’ event for their new production of Don Pasquale, a trip to the CCA to see their marvellous Speaking […]

Archive Item of the Week, October 14th 2010

Collection of Poems by Mrs William Patterson of Kirkwall, Ontario This weeks Archive item of the week, are a collection of poems put together after the death of their author, Mrs William Patterson. They date from sometime before 1901, and were written in Ontario, Canada, where Mrs Patterson lived with her husband. She had moved […]

Archive Item of the Week

Item of the week, October 7th, 2010 India and the Report of the Joint Select Committee , written by the Duchess of Atholl (M.P), and J.C French (Member of the Indian Legislative Assembly, 1929-1932). Katherine Steward-Murray, also know as the Duchess of Atholl, is a British political figure. She became Scotland’s first elected female MP, […]

Drawing Together @ Cove Park

Friday 1st- Saturday 3rd October Cove Park are offering a great 2 night residential drawing course, led by Kate Davis and Frances Priest. “ Drawing Together will examine the possibilities for drawing as action, as conversation, as looking and as a means to invent, to think and to be”- Cove Park website The course will […]