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She Settles in the Shields

She Settles in the Shields

She Settles in the Shields provides a unique opportunity to meet the women who travelled to Scotland from all over the world, in search of family, love and security.

Told in their own words, the women reveal a fascinating story of hope, isolation, warm welcomes, cold weather, racism and the quest for acceptance and integration. Many of these women have made significant contributions to the Pollokshields community, witnessing major changes along the way.

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Sam Ainsley, This Land is Your Land, 2012, black on white

This Land is Your Land…: Exclusive ltd edition digital pigment fine art print by Sam Ainsley

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Sam Ainsley's print uses a process of word association to celebrate the qualities of all the women of Scotland: “I didn't want to name names as so many would have to be left out…”

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Elspeth Lamb, Timepiece, 2012

Timepiece: Exclusive ltd edition digital pigment fine art print by Elspeth Lamb

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

The object that sparked off the research for Elspeth Lamb’s banner and print edition Timepiece was the small Victorian fob watch in GWL’s suffragette collection.

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Fiona Dean, To the dear love of comrades, 2012

To the dear love of comrades: in memory of Flora Murray: Exclusive ltd edition digital pigment fine art print by Fiona Dean

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Fiona Dean’s print celebrates the life and work of Flora Murray, a medical doctor and an active and prominent member of the WSPU

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Claire Barclay, Untitled, 2012 (both diptychs)

Untitled: Exclusive ltd edition screenprint by Claire Barclay

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

The texts featured in these two diptychs of prints by Claire Barclay re-appropriate a slogan that was used by the Social Purity Movement, aligned to temperance and women’s suffrage groups in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Ashley Cook, We Want, 2012

We Want: Exclusive ltd edition digital print and screenprint by Ashley Cook

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

For this work, Ashley Cook took inspiration from the Suffragette collection at GWL, specifically the quote ‘We want what men have, it may not be a lot but we want it just the same’, taken from a Suffragette postcard, and imagery drawn from the card game PANKO.

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Meet the women who were instrumental in rallying for the Glasgow Rent Strikes. Illustration by Heather Middleton

West End Women’s Heritage Walk Audio Tour

Following the huge success of our West End Women’s Heritage Walk and Map the Women Make History team has made history again in developing the first audio version of a women’s heritage walk in Glasgow.

The tour reveals a hidden history of the West End: from pipe-smoking forewomen to revolting schoolmistresses. A unique & inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made the West End.

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Jacki Parry, Women In The City, 2012

Women In The City: Exclusive ltd edition photo-etching by Jacki Parry

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

The focus for Jacki Parry’s print is provided by the five geographical locations of Glasgow Women’s Library since its inception in Garnethill to its new home in Bridgeton.

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Meet the women who were instrumental in rallying for the Glasgow Rent Strikes. Illustration by Heather Middleton

Deutsche Audioführung der Frauengeschichte im Glasgower West End

Aufgrund des riesigen Erfolges unseres Glasgower West End-Frauenspaziergangs mit Karte ist das ‚Women Make History Team‘ mit der ersten Audioführung eines Glasgower Frauenspaziergangs wieder in die Geschichtsbücher eingegangen.

Von pfeiffenrauchenden Aufseherinnen bis zu protestierenden Schulprofessorinnen deckt der Rundgang die geheime Geschichte des West Ends auf. Er ermöglicht einen einzigartigen und inspirienden Einblick in die bisher unbekannten Leben der Frauen, die das West End ausmachten.

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Sex Between the Covers publication

Sex between the covers: The publication

Sex between the covers: reading, writing and discussions about sex at Glasgow Women’s Library.

This GWL publication is a record of our Sex in the Women’s Library programme. It includes extracts from the discussion groups, an introduction to sexology, items from the GWL collection, zine, film, song & reading lists and fresh poetry and short stories by emerging writers.

Also available: “I've thought about sex in the women's library” / “I've read about sex in the women's library” postcards, available for £1 each.

Or order the publication and both postcards for £5, and get a free Sex in the Women's Library badge!

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Shauna McMullan, 165 Stars, Found in GWL Lending Library, 2012

165 Stars, Found in GWL Lending Library: Exclusive ltd edition print by Shauna McMullan

To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st anniversary, the Library commissioned 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

For her print, Shauna McMullan combed GWL’s lending library collecting the marginalia and specifically the asterisks and starred items from hundreds of the donated volumes.

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Be Like Teflon by Jasleen Kaur. The book has bright green cover with the text in capital letters in a silver font.

Be Like Teflon by Jasleen Kaur

Be Like Teflon, a new book by Jasleen Kaur.

In a collection of conversations between Jasleen and women of Indian heritage living in the UK, arise themes of labour, duty, sustenance and loss.

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