Seeing Things

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Jessica On Finding Your Feet

This summer we had the delight of hosting Jessica on her student placement. Now back home she is continuing to contribute to the life of GWL through supporting with Seeing Things research and social media. Below, we hear from Jessica as she reflects on her time, and learning, at GWL this summer. 

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Recruiting volunteers for two roles

We’re looking for new volunteers who are keen to learn and can bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a passion for GWL’s values and work.

Seeing Things Roundup! May 2017

Read about the a-May-zing trips Seeing Things took last month, including seeing “The 306: Day”, an exhibition of work by Kate Charlesworth, and “3,000 Nights”.

Seeing Things at the GLITCH Film Festival 2017

The last week in March was a busy one for the Seeing Things group, as we made four trips to the CCA to check out the GLITCH Film Festival. Read about our adventures here!

Seeing Things Volunteers go to Rochdale to see Tall Tales

On Saturday, a small group of volunteers and group members from the Seeing Things group got the opportunity to attend the Tall Tales exhibition currently on at Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale. The exhibition is a touring exhibition, curated by Elizabeth and Helen Wewiora, and contains a fantastic selection of works by contemporary women artists whose […]

Seeing Things Review of Trips at Glasgow International

The Seeing Things group had a great series at trips seeing just some of the shows by fantastic women artists that were on as part of Glasgow International Festival in April. We went to shows, had workshops and tours at galleries and venues across the city including Tramway; Centre for Contemporary Art; Glasgow School of […]

Seeing Things give their views of their trip to the Turner Prize

Two weeks ago GWL’s Seeing Things group visited the Turner Prize, Britain’s most high profile annual contemporary art prize currently on show at Glasgow Tramway. Sometimes controversial, the prize provokes the most visible debates about contemporary art practice in Britain, so it was a real treat for Seeing Things to be able to go! This […]

Seeing Things visit to Edinburgh Book Festival, Ghada Karmi & Kate Tempest

This is Seeing Things group member, Louisina Currie’s, first forray into the world of blogging! Here she writes about her trip to Edinburgh Book Festival in August of this year…   On the 19th August as part of Seeing Things group we had tickets for the Edinburgh Book Festival and it was a double bill which […]

Seeing Things Best of 2015 (so far!)

For the last two years the Seeing Things group has been going to see art exhibitions; book launches and readings; artists talks and other performances in Glasgow and further afield. Here some of the group have picked out their highlights of 2015 so far…     Mary-Alice on her trip to Edinburgh Book Festival events […]

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 […]