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Herland: Intersections

14th November, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£3 – £5

A multidisciplinary showcase of artists’ work in progress that have stemmed from a series of workshops on the subject of political resistance led by award winning Brazilian Designer and Theatre Practitioner, Aby Cohen.

Herland: Intersections, Thursday 14th November, 7pm to 10pm, £5/£3

Cena#3 Intersections Mirada. Credit: Photography by Roderick Steel
Cena#3 Intersections Mirada. Credit: Photography by Roderick Steel

This exciting showcase grows from our work with Desenhos de Cena# (drawing the scene) curator Aby Cohen who has been in residence at the library this autumn. Aby has been working with a group of selected artists based in Scotland to develop artworks that offer a local response to political issues that have a global resonance. Desenhos de Cena# previously took place in Brazil, 2016 and Taiwan, 2017.

The selected artists took part in a series of workshops with Aby Cohen that took place at GWL in September and October 2019. They worked with, and were inspired by, the GWL collections and have created narratives, through scenes and installations, that highlight themes relating to women’s rights, voice, presence and power in society.

Discover more about the artists below and join us at this work in progress sharing event where we’ll celebrate this international collaboration. Hot food is included in the ticket price.

This is part of an international exchange with Brazilian artists with support from the Paideia Associação Cultural, the Pinacoteca’s Memorial to Resistance Movement and PQBrasil.

The Artists

Melody Fu is a Taiwanese practitioner and performer. Her interests encompass intimate performance, multicultural encounters, and theatre in the dark. She has worked in theatre venues and participated in performance projects in Taiwan, Spain (Atlantikaldia festival), and Scotland (NTS, Dance Base/Fringe, GWL).

Sarah Rose Graber is a multidisciplinary theatre artist. She studied theatre at Northwestern University in Chicago and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Graber is a Circumnavigator Scholar having traveled around the world to research theatre for social change and won a Fulbright Grant to work across the UK researching new ways to devise original material. She was one of 15 Women to Watch in 2015 in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine and recently gave a TEDx Talk on serendipity in creative processes. She’s developed new work with National Theatre of Scotland, Playwrights’ Studio, Surge, Imaginate, New Inck and more. www.SarahRoseGraber.com

Julia Napoleon Ka Emerging artist and the dastardly child of a ruthless Fashion Design father & Social Sculpture mother. Responding to phenomena of structural legitimization, rituals and the body as political territory. Working across Austria, the UK and the Internet in form of video art, costume design and through life-performances. Holding a BA degree in Art History from Utrecht University, MA East Asian Society and Language from University of Vienna. Currently studying Fashion Design at Glasgow School of Art. Exhibition record includes Ars Electronica, Linz / Blank Space, Oslo / WherePeopleSleep, Glasgow.

Jessica Ramm chose to train as an artist when she realised that within art all subjects, materials and processes are possible. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, 2009, specialising in mechanical sculpture using found and collaged materials and at Edinburgh College of Art, 2014, where she studied Printmaking, material culture and Sculpture, combined with alternative economics. Her recent projects exploring basic technology as a form of empowerment include ‘Personal Structures,’ at Platform for Glasgow International 2018.

Ashley Wilson is an actor/performer with BA Hons degree in Drama, through the University of Sunderland. Creating has always been the best way for Ashley to express and communicate, with a passion for expressing herself through art. She has a particularly interest in palaeontology, drawing and painting. Working together to combine all of our voices into one powerful message, whatever form that may take, and that is what inspires her.


Please note this event was previous listed at a higher price. Thanks to securing funding to support this project we are able to reduce the ticket price for this event.  There will be some hot food available and a cash bar selling non-alcoholic drinks at the event.  This event is open to all. There are two ticket options for this event: a £5 ticket and a £3 ticket. If these ticket prices are a barrier to you attending please contact us and let us know as there are some free places available.

Please choose the ticket which you feel most able to pay. We offer the £3 ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. Please book online below or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

Please note – we are currently having our heating system replaced. When planning our autumn/winter events we were working with a timeline that meant this work would be complete in November. Unfortunately there have been unavoidable delays and we will not have a heating system until later in the year now. While we are doing our best with portable heaters, our spaces are large and our building is old so this makes it rather cold.  We have a supply of blankets and there will be hot food at this event but we recommend warm layers and thick socks!


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.

This event has been supported by The British Council and Unite.

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14th November, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£3 – £5
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


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