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Weemin’s Wark

26th January - 30th April

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

Following the Scottish Government announcement on 23rd February, and the updated Strategic Framework on Covid-19, the Weemin’s Wark exhibition will no longer take place at GWL.

Below are some of the ways you are still able to learn more about Weemin’s Wark which was developed by Gaada, in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library.

We are pleased that the flag created by Brooke Palmieri is flying outside the building, so if you live close to Glasgow Women’s Library you can pass by to see one of the artworks from the exhibition.

As part of the project, GWL’s Caroline Gausden has thoughtfully paired work by artists Hannah Harkes, Brooke Palmieri, Holly Graham and Isabel Greenberg with objects selected from the vast archive at Glasgow Women’s Library. Read more on Gaada’s website here.

There is a virtual Seeing Things (Together) event on Friday 26th March, 3pm to 4.30pm, where you can find out more about the artists’ work, and the context which gave rise to this project from the curator, Amy Gear, and GWL’s Caroline Gausden. To find out more or to book visit here.

We will update this webpage with more online resources including blogs about the artists’ work later in Spring.

 

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 30th April 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.

To celebrate the Weemin’s Wark exhibition we will host an online celebration event with Gaada on Tuesday 26th January. Please find out more here.

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.

www.gaada.org/weemins-wark

Visit Gaada’s online shop here.

Booking

Following the Scottish Government announcement on 23rd February, and the updated Strategic Framework on Covid-19, the Weemin’s Wark exhibition will no longer take place at GWL.

However we are pleased that the flag created by Brooke Palmieri is flying outside the building, so if you live close to Glasgow Women’s Library you can pass by to see one of the artworks from the exhibition.

Accessibility

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
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/

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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267