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Seeing Things: The Sky is Falling

27th April, 2017 at 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Dora Mejía, Garden of Eden, photomontage by artist, 2015. Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

WHAT: A group trip to The Sky is Falling art exhibition, with curators’ tour

WHEN: Thursday, April 27th, 1.45pm

WHERE TO MEET: In the foyer of the CCA (Centre for the Contemporary Arts) on Sauchiehall Street, at 1.45pm

WHO WITH: Nicola

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US: We’ll be seeing the work of some amazing female artists, plus getting the insider’s view from the curators!

How would you feel if the sky was falling? Scared? Excited? A bit like Chicken Licken? The artists whose work we’ll be seeing in this exhibition have asked that question, and have tried to answer it through a range of different art forms, including painting, audio, installations, and film; there’s something for everyone! The work is by four female artists: Laura Oldfield Ford, Clara Ianni,Dora Mejía, and Carol Rhodes. The exhibition also includes a film from the Black Audio Film Collective, which was a group made up of Black female and male artists and film makers, active in the 1980s and ’90s.

The artists look at what it’s actually like living in a city, and contrast this with the ideas that urban planners have about city living. They show us their own, and others’ perspectives about city life, which will give us lots of food for thought about our own experiences of Glasgow and other towns and cities!

For this particular trip, we’ll be joining a curators’ tour of the exhibition, so we’ll get the chance to hear about the exhibition from an expert’s position, and to learn more about the artists and their motivations.



This event is for women only and is free to attend. Please email Emily if you would like to attend: emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk. Alternatively, 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.


350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD
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