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Alberta Whittle, Still from Holding the Line, 2020. Two women of colour stand in deep water, facing each other with their hands pressed together. A small low boat floats in the water behind them.

Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

14th August - 16th October

How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.

Image caption: Martha Rosler, Entrance view of Home Front, part of the If You Lived Here… (1989) exhibition project at the Dia Art Foundation, New York City.

Open Forum: Housing is a Feminist Issue

22nd September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE: Presented in partnership with Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, this online workshop will explore housing activism as part of feminist struggle, with a focus on creative organising and union-building. Six invited speakers will contribute short presentations on their experiences and research followed by collective feedback and more focused small group discussions.

Life Support: Artists in Conversation

6th October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE: This informal conversation between artists who have created works for the Life Support exhibition and members of the curatorial team will share their perspectives on some of the themes in the show including health and care.

Women from the Making Her mark project participating in creative and research workshops

Making Her Mark Exhibition

18th October - 30th November

Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

28th October, 2021 - 12th February, 2022

Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of Scotland’s most expressive twentieth century artists and is a firm favourite of Glasgow Women’s Library. To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth we’re thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.

Consciously Rising Exhibition

20th November, 2021 - 5th February, 2022

Consciously Rising is an exhibition of new print works created collaboratively and individually by a group of women who met regularly online during lockdown. The group used feminist consciousness-raising to facilitate discussions and each member drew on their own experience.

The library's first location in Garnethill, 1991

Garnethill, where radical seeds are sown

23rd November at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ONLINE: GWL and GSASA explore key questions including - how can radical arts projects endure? What do people want from a women’s library in the future? And what can institutions learn from the radical activities that have emerged from them?

Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

12th January, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.

Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

5th February, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.

Story Café Special: Joan Eardley

10th February, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth, we’ll be immersing ourselves in writing inspired by her life and work, and we’d love you to pull up a chair and join us.

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