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Exhibition: Speaking Volumes (Glasgow International)

8th April, 2016 to 25th April, 2016

Photocopy of book showing pages open.

Photocopy of book showing pages open.Speaking Volumes is a collaborative project by Glasgow Women’s Library and My Bookcase for the world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art Glasgow International of Festival of Visual Arts (GI) which showcases the best of local and international art.

For the 2016 edition of GI (8th to 25th April), My Bookcase and Glasgow Women’s Library have teamed up to create a space where reflection on the influential role of women in art is activated through the object of the book.

Participant creatives at this year’s festival have been invited to contribute their lists of recommended texts; texts by women that have played an important role in their life or practice. Thanks to the generous donations of publishers and individuals, books have been sourced and gathered to form the Speaking Volumes book collection.

Speaking Volumes continues until 25th April:

Speaking Volumes will be on display at the library in a bespoke reading room created by artist and My Bookcase founder, Cristina Garriga. After the festival, books will form an accessible GI legacy for use by all catalogued within the GWL lending library collection.

Speaking Volumes books will be activated through a series of important conversations between international and Glasgow-based creatives. Conversations will revolve around the often eclipsed but influential and multifaceted role of women on art and creativity.

Exhibition Launch on Thursday 7th April

Find our more about the project, and discover the new collection in the bespoke reading room created within GWL at the Exhibition launch. For more information and to book please visit the event page here.


The exhibition is open to all and is free to attend, there is no need to book. To attend any of the events or the exhibition launch please book via the individual webpages, linked to above, or contact us at the library.

Speaking Volumes is part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2016 and is supported by GI and Dinesen.

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8th April, 2016
25th April, 2016
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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