Comfort

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Comfort the Breast Quilt, was made by 180 women and teenage girls from across the UK. The artwork explores the subject of breasts, from prepubescent hopes, aging, breastfeeding, sexualization, operations and hormones for health or cosmetic issues, to transgender women feminization. These are women’s stories of embarrassment, pleasure, pain and joy. 

Trans Zines: Launching Our New Display

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Our archive is full of incredible zines donated to us over the years by their makers and fanz. Health and heartaches, music and menstruation, our zines are full of knowledge and made with love. They are coming out of the archive this Spring with our new Zine Display. This launch will celebrate our Trans Zines, […]

We Deserve A Medal: Militant Suffrage Activism

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Celebrate Glasgow Women’s Library’s recent acquisition of Maud Joachim’s hunger strike medal, with a rare opportunity to see two other special medals in this exhibition of militant suffrage memorabilia. A suffragette and member of the Women’s Social and Political Union, Maud was arrested in Dundee on the 20th October 1909, with Adela Pankhurst, Helen Archdale, […]

Project Esperanza

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Eve/Hawa Quilt The Project Esperanza ‘Eve/Hawa Quilt’ is a poignant tapestry woven by the skilled hands of Project Esperanza's Women's sewing group in Edinburgh. More than a mere creation, it serves as a profound expression of resilience and healing. Crafted as part of a therapeutic journey, the quilt delves into the intricacies of racism, […]

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Grit and Diamonds Exhibition at Dundee Women’s Festival

Dundee Central Library Wellgate, Dundee

This exhibition celebrates women blowing their own trumpets in the fight for equality from 1980 to 1990. Glasgow Women’s Library came into being partly in response to the overarching masculine narratives in Glasgow’s approach to being a European City of Culture in 1990. The exhibition includes posters and photographs from GWL’s archive and features the […]

Moving the Image/Moviendo la Imagen: Representing, Reframing, Reclaiming

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mexico City time: March 7th 11.30am to 1pm In a collaborative film screening and discussion event between disabled women from Scotland and Mexico, artists Emily Beaney and Ana García Jácome draw upon archives in Mexico and the UK to explore how audio-visual practices can interrogate issues of representation across international contexts. The artists will talk […]

Teenage Kicks

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Meg can’t wait to leave home. Cynthia misses her family back in the Caribbean. Pamela is pregnant and her mum wants the baby adopted. Andrea fancies girls. Life in 1960s Britain was changing fast but it wasn’t all miniskirts and pop music. This beautiful installation, with illustrations by Candice Purwin in digital and other forms, […]

Teenage Kicks: Launch

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Join us this International Women’s Day to celebrate the launch of our Teenage Kicks exhibition about eight girls growing up in the 1960s. Life in 1960s Britain was changing fast but it wasn’t all miniskirts and pop music. This beautiful installation, with illustrations by Candice Purwin in digital and other forms, is based on research […]

Teenage Kicks: Workshop

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow Women’s Library will host a workshop in partnership with the University of Manchester on April 18th, inviting people to share their stories of life in the ‘60s in response to the stories exhibited in the Teenage Kicks exhibition, on show at Glasgow Women's Library from 8 March to 18th May. Booking The event is […]

City Streets, Scottish Islands and Silhouetted Hills: Bet Low (1924-2007), Art and Life

Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

2024 is the 100th anniversary of Bet Low’s birth. Hildegarde Berwick will be giving a talk about the Gourock-born artist’s life and work, with time for audience questions. Bet Low’s long career started with creating theatre sets for Glasgow Unity Theatre. In 1963, she co-founded the New Charing Cross Gallery on Sauchiehall Street, creating opportunities […]