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Pouring Out, Pouring In: Mapping Women’s Work

27th October, 2023 to 20th January, 2024

There will be an exhibition launch and celebration on Thursday the 26th from 5.30pm – 7pm. All Welcome, no booking necessary.

Artist Ailie Rutherford has been working with us to visualise the complex nature of work and care for many women*. This exhibition will display prints and other outcomes from the Mapping Women’s Work workshop series at GWL.

Supported by items from the GWL archive and books from the Feminist Exchange Network library, (currently living in the GWL event space) and building on a University of Glasgow study, the workshops invited women to map out their multiple roles and responsibilities, take part in conversations about precarious, undervalued and invisible labour and to think together about how we might move towards a more equitable economic system. 

The results and visualisations of their collective thinking will be exhibited.

Ailie Rutherford‘s practice is grounded in feminist economics, creating participatory artworks that connect women’s lived experiences with feminist theory.

Download: Pouring Out, Pouring In publication

*inclusive of transgender women and other marginalised genders

The commission is part of the research project “Women in multiple low-paid employment: pathways between work, care and health”, led by Louise Lawson, based at the University of Glasgow and funded by the Nuffield Foundation exploring the experiences of women working multiple jobs and examining the inter-relationships between women’s paid and unpaid work, care responsibilities, and health and wellbeing.

Image credit: Stephanie Gibson

Pouring Out, Pouring In: Mapping Women’s Work

27th October, 2023 to 20th January, 2024

23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267

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.

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