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POSTPONED: Ingrid Pollard
23rd April - 1st June
Artist and researcher Ingrid Pollard works with communities, both historic and contemporary, to explore representation and history with reference to race and difference.
Ingrid Pollard, Thursday 23rd April to Monday 1st June, visit during GWL opening hours
For Glasgow International, from the 24th April to 10th May, the exhibition will also be open on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.
Ingrid Pollard uses different photographic processes alongside printmaking, artist books, installation, video and audio to shed new light on important subjects. Following a residency in 2019 this solo exhibition will reveal her responses to the fascinating materials held in the Lesbian archive at GWL. The new works offer a vital challenge to the ongoing marginalisation and erasure of LGBTQ+ history and culture.
Ingrid Pollard (b. 1953, Guyana) is a multi-media artist, photographer, researcher and lecturer. Pollard has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Recent works include a re-examination of the UK and international archives to decolonise ethnographic and state-sponsored imagery of the former colonised countries. In 2019 Ingrid Pollard won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, and in 2018 was the inaugural Stuart Hall Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Supported by Glasgow International 2020
‘What you have in your work is a conversation between people, between place and between histories.. you are a historian of the camera’ -Lubaina Himid in conversation with Ingrid Pollard
As of Wednesday 18th March, Glasgow Women’s Library is closed until further notice. We believe that closing our doors is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19. This exhibition has been postponed and will be rescheduled for 2021. If you can check in at the end of April for updates on our website and social media, or by email, please do so. You can find more information on our response to Covid-19 here.
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.