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Film still from Bower of Bliss by Linder. Cinematographer Fatosh Olgacher

Bower of Bliss: The Next Chapter

7th March - 9th April

See the next chapter of Linder’s artist film ‘Bower of Bliss,’ first revealed as part of Linder’s Flag & Film commission at GWL for Glasgow International 2018.

Slow pressure, wild survival, Juliane Foronda 2019. Credit Juliane Foronda

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

28th March - 26th April

Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal take inspiration from the unique collection of archive materials at GWL to play host in this exhibition, presenting new works to both feed and challenge the senses.

Greene King by Ingrid Pollard, for Seventeen of Sixty-Eight, BALTIC Artists Award 2019, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

POSTPONED: Ingrid Pollard

23rd April - 1st June

Following a residency at GWL in 2019 this solo exhibition by artist and researcher Ingrid Pollard reveals her responses to materials held in the Lesbian archive at GWL. Part of Glasgow International 2020.

Greene King by Ingrid Pollard, for Seventeen of Sixty-Eight, BALTIC Artists Award 2019, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

POSTPONED: Ingrid Pollard: Exhibition Launch

24th April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the preview of Ingrid Pollard’s new exhibition, proudly commissioned by GWL and part of Glasgow International 2020. Alongside an introduction to the work this event will include a performance curated by Ingrid to mark the occasion.

Greene King by Ingrid Pollard, for Seventeen of Sixty-Eight, BALTIC Artists Award 2019, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle

POSTPONED: Ingrid Pollard: Artist’s Talk

30th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Ingrid Pollard as she discusses her multi-layered practice and her solo exhibition following time spent in the Lesbian Archive and Information Centre, a collection that makes up one third of GWL's overall archive.

Digital embroidery, 2019, (inspired by LAIC). Credit: Sarah-Joy Ford

Patchworking the Lesbian Archive

16th May at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and learn radical sewing skills and be part of a collaborative lesbian history quilt in this workshop! No sewing experience required!

A photo of the front of GWL, with a blackboard sign saying 'Hello, Everyone Welcome' in front.

Summer Open Day

21st May at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our Summer Open Day is the perfect time to get to know the Library. There’s a chance to see exhibition previews, browse the second hand book sale, meet the team, have a guided tour, and pick up a copy of our hot-off-the-press Summer Events Programme! Drop by, have a cuppa, and learn more about who we are and what's on offer.

The Life and Art of Artemisia. Credit: GWL

The Life and Art of Artemisia

28th May at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To celebrate the National Gallery exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s paintings, we’re hosting a talk about the life and work of this exceptional woman, one of the most talented painters of her generation.

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