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The Revolution on Roller Skates Launch
22nd September, 2012 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
As her contribution to 21 Revolutions: Two Decades of Changing Minds, artist Ellie Harrison has founded the “National Museum of Roller Derby”. As a new ‘outreach’ initiative, the NMRD aims to bring a whole new, strong and revolutionary young audience to the Library, by using it as a home for the UK’s first permanent archive for the new and exciting all-female, full-contact sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.
Opening Event: Saturday 22 September, 2pm
Programmed to coincide with the 20th anniversary exhibition at the CCA, The Revolution on Roller Skates will be the first public exhibition at the Library of materials donated to the new museum’s collection. Carefully curated by members of Glasgow Roller Derby and Auld Reekie Roller Girls – Sharon McMeekin, Cara Viola and Kirstie Meehan – it aims to offer an insight into the fast-and-furious first years of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby in the UK since its beginnings in 2006.
Exhibition Dates: 22nd September to 13th October 2012
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm (or by appointment)
These event are free of charge but booking is essential. Please click here to book your free place(s) and please ensure you provide details of which of the 21 Revolutions events you would like to attend.
Two Decades of Changing Minds is supported by Museums Galleries Scotland and Creative Scotland