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A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

1st November, 2019 to 1st February, 2020

Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

In this exhibition, a new collaboration between emerging artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal explores the barely visible gestures and behind the scenes work that make up a hosting practice.

Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection
Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel, Friday 1st November to Friday 20th December Saturday 1st February, visit during GWL opening hours

Following exploration of the GWL archive and other personal and public contexts, the artists’ work thinks about what supports us and how the different furnishings of hospitality are embodied in gestures of welcome.

Join us for the launch of the exhibition on Friday 1st November.

As part of the exhibition, Juliane Foronda hosted an online weekly (news)letter titled compress(ed memory foam). These (news)letters can be read here: https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=fa97a27fec7f1a92e796b3a70&id=33ed99aef2

Due to our limited opening hours in December 2019, this exhibition has now been extended to Saturday, 1st February.


This exhibition is free to attend and there is no need to book. For opening times see the ‘Where to Find Us’ section of the website. Our gallery spaces are located across multiple parts of the building. Please ask at Front of House for more information or directions when you are here. Sometimes our programme of events, or venue hires, may limit access to particular parts of the building. Although we always do our best to ensure you can visit the full exhibition when you are here, if you are making a special trip out and want to check which areas are open, please call us in advance on 0141 550 2267. We always ensure there is full access to exhibitions on our Warm Welcome Saturdays, and Mondays are also usually quieter with fewer events taking place.


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.

Logos for Creative Scotland, Look Again, Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University and Grays School of Art.


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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267