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POSTPONED: ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland
2nd April at 9:30 am - 5:00 pmFree
‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland has been postponed, in consultation with event partners, due to ongoing concerns around Covid-19.
How have women photographers in Scotland taken control of their own image? This symposium will reveal neglected stories of Scottish women in photography, including feminist social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw and more.
‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland, Thursday 2nd April, 9am to 5pm
Inspired by and featuring collections from The National Trust for Scotland and GWL, this event explores photographic portrayals of women through time and will challenge institutions to better use photographic collections to tell women’s stories.
The NTS photographic holdings feature many women as takers, collectors, preservers and subjects. These include the collections of folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw, aristocrat Violet Brodie and Glaswegian typist Agnes Toward, all of which frequently depict women.
Download the schedule for the event here.
‘Ways of Seeing’: Exhibition
At the library for one day only before it’s showing at Tenement House, Shutter Hub brings together an exhibition of women’s photography in response to the ‘Ways of Seeing’ symposium with an informal reception between 5pm and 7pm, open to all. Please book for the reception here.
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. We are no longer taking bookings for events in our Spring programme, in the understanding that they may not go ahead. 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 event is for open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) 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.
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.