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Weemin’s Wark

26th January - 26th March

Camp Books courtesy of Brook Palmieri
Roseanne Watt artwork. Courtesy of Roseanne Watt
Roseanne Watt artwork. Courtesy of Roseanne Watt

The Weemin’s Wark (Shetland dialect Women’s Work) exhibition aims to increase the visibility of women’s contribution to contemporary island culture by providing a safe space in which to examine notions of labour and positivity for women and allies who challenge structures of social and institutional inequality.

Weemin’s Wark, Tuesday 26th January to Friday 26th March 2021, Visit during GWL opening hours


Despite recent and historical action by Shetland women and supporters of change going back 116 years, the Up Helly Aa festival maintains an exclusion of female participation within the torch parade and acts, and reveals a wider gender bias which continues to divide Shetland.

Hannah Harkes artwork. Courtesy of Hannah Harkes
Hannah Harkes artwork. Courtesy of Hannah Harkes

Artists Brooke Palmieri, Holly Graham, Hannah Harkes, Isabel Greenberg, Esther McManus and Roseanne Watt came together with weemin from the Up Helly Aa for Aa community group on Shetland during lockdown through socially distanced workshops to create this group exhibition focusing on the positive ways campaigning brings people together.

This exhibition forms part of a larger programme of visual art exhibitions, public events, cultural research, and publishing activities that connect a marginalised community in Scotland’s most remote isles with allies in its largest city.

Weemin’s Wark was developed by Gaada, in partnership with the Glasgow Women’s Library, and supported by Creative Scotland through the Open Project Fund.



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.


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.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.

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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
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0141 550 2267