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Glasgow Women's Library @womenslibrary 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow

The only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history, with a lending library, public events & learning opps. #MuseumOfTheYear 2018 Finalist

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Hear work from new members of the Glasgow Women’s Library’s Spring Create and Connect group in a magical evening of… https://t.co/vDvuGPJBTLFacilitated by Titilayo Farukuoye, this online showcase features talented new voices in the Scottish literary lands… https://t.co/wbyot78k9LJoin us next Weds to hear new writing from @womenslibrary #CreateandConnect writing group ONLINE: Create and Conne… https://t.co/nikXb2gm35I'll leave it at that for now but fellow Green Champions @BeccaMcBounce and @DKellyCrafts will be back next Thursda… https://t.co/9uizS75qeZWhich is why we’re asking you to tell us how you feel about climate change: How does it affect you? Do you feel pow… https://t.co/IA55osOGKkCOP26 is just one event though. Our voices and demands need to be heard before, during and after. It is vital that… https://t.co/a4fwbUbNl0COP 26 (the 26th Conference of the Parties) is HUGE! 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the 2 week event to pr… https://t.co/nt3FbnMiOgWe’re also looking ahead to COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, being held in Glasgow in 2021 and… https://t.co/RZWcZe7wfF @rawfeminism Thank you Niamh for getting in touch. This is exactly the kind of suggestions we want to hear! Logged!So we're 100% committed to reducing our impact on the environment (see our environmental statement:… https://t.co/c4U0TPNJ5FBtw I highly recommend this uplifting podcast called Mother of Invention with Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higg… https://t.co/zumEEbbE6iTackling climate change is directly connected to our work addressing inequalities since it dis-proportionally affec… https://t.co/hVcT5i1rJcHello, it’s Gabrielle, GWL's Volunteer Coordinator, and one of the Green Champions. This is the first of three take… https://t.co/JiyYQ7NgPvJust loving the sense of fun and community from @Kairos_women on their lockdown Facebook activities @womenslibrary #MakingHerMark
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryWe're sad to not host Penguin and #WriteNow @womenslibrary next month as planned but we still want to encourage Sco… https://t.co/T1AVU1ohTM
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryLoving this 'First Hundred Years' loo roll @womenslibrary, commissioned as part of the #OnTheRoll campaign, showing… https://t.co/z3J4Blz6cW
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5/28
2020
Thanks to Fiona Alderton and the @NationalGallery too. Join us next week for #StillSeeingThings, Wednesday at 12:30pm!Thanks so much for joining me this afternoon to explore some of art history's female protagonists. There are so man… https://t.co/Ucsp7h0uiKThe other female artists mentioned in the video include Catharina van Hemessen, Judith Leyster, Rosa Bonheur, Elisa… https://t.co/A8c6hVWQP4If you joined Mattie and Mairi with #StillSeeingThings two weeks ago you will recognise one of the other artists fr… https://t.co/SwYhpEt0bZBridget Riley and Rachel Ruysch are two very different painters who lived centuries apart. They both have amazing s… https://t.co/tdBPTu0ww0Rachel Ruysch worked until she was at least 83 years old, and her work has remained well known and respected ever s… https://t.co/aZvOZmKWeiAny botanists, florists or gardeners out there will know... these flowers would not have all been in bloom at the s… https://t.co/Ol7JsIX2zr'Flowers in a Vase', as seen in the video we started with, is another great example of Ruysch's skill. Click the li… https://t.co/SH5VPZL7OUHer paintings are so dramatic and striking! Can any of you name some of the flower varieties in the previous image? #StillSeeingThingsThis is 'Flowers in a Glass Vase with a Tulip'. We see lots of blooming, luscious flowers against a dark background… https://t.co/Bk6G0XXVAHRuysch was the first female member of Confrerie Pictura (essentially an academic art club!) in The Hague. Later in… https://t.co/u4AscsdhHOUnfortunately it is not that often we get to say this but Rachel Ruysch was extremely successful in her lifetime. A… https://t.co/VWTFshLMMLRuysch's father was a botanist and had many unusual specimens - giving her inspiration and subject matter for her beautiful paintings.At the time Ruysch lived one dominant obstacle for female artists was that they were not allowed to paint from live… https://t.co/TbwetT9YzVShe mainly painted still life compositions and lush flowers, and created her own unique style. From the art world,… https://t.co/ZuodHeoMOPRachel Ruysch lived from 1664 - 1750. Ruysch was from a wealthy family in the Netherlands.Here is a lovely video of Bridget Riley speaking about her work https://t.co/YmRMTtUbfT . Have a look now or save f… https://t.co/IlsCe3MtQmRiley is still working today and had an exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh just last yea… https://t.co/x6dBiNbgfg'Messengers' is a tribute to the art that has inspired it, as well as to the process of looking at art itself. We l… https://t.co/PEGg52ewyXThat is Bridget Riley herself standing on the balcony viewing the artwork in the previous photograph! The work was unveiled in January 2019.In 'Messengers', discs of colour have been painted directly onto the walls of the Annenberg Court in the National G… https://t.co/eu8dHR1fvTThe huge installation that we see in the National Gallery video I shared is a work called 'Messengers'. This title… https://t.co/zGIUATKbikHere is one of Riley's recent works featuring lot's of colour. This one has a great title; 'Standing Up, Turning Ro… https://t.co/z0jh7yhQkjI think it's amazing how the images seem to move and dance! Riley has spoken about taking inspiration from many thi… https://t.co/utWLtBGbbvThis painting 'Fall' (1963) is one of Riley's most well known. The optical illusion of the black and white lines cr… https://t.co/WeA3n078UJRiley took on Seurat's approach to art 'as an optical science'. At this time (the 1960s), Riley began making work i… https://t.co/ddBN7xEhqWHowever, she soon began painting using pointillism - a technique of painting using small dots of colour to build up… https://t.co/NHxjH4VHGIIn her very early career she painted figure subjects in a 'semi-impressionist' style #StillSeeingThings #BridgetRileyBridget Riley was born in 1931 in London. She gained an art education from Goldsmiths College (1949-1952) and the R… https://t.co/M2xFQLZa86Representation of female artists is something organisations such as the National Gallery are working hard on - but… https://t.co/VPfrSiwpKIIt reminds me of this amazing image from feminist art group, Guerilla Girls. This is from 1989 so hopefully these s… https://t.co/a7XyxFFFWlI am so glad that Alderton makes a point of saying that Riley is unusual in their collection in the fact that she i… https://t.co/8o224RzMaoI have chosen to look a little more in depth at two of the artist that are featured in the video, Bridget Riley and… https://t.co/MkmROCKhGkWatching that lovely tour of the National Gallery collections really has made me miss going to art galleries… but h… https://t.co/M7Q0C3Ke4XFiona Alderton has given us such a great introduction to some really interesting female artists. I thought today I… https://t.co/1m1DSRc187Take a look at the video tour here; https://t.co/6m9qOiD3y0 (10 minute video)Fiona Alderton is a gallery educator and storyteller at the National Galleries (London). We are using her quick tou… https://t.co/Yi5wH3aaNJHello everyone. Freya here, GWL volunteer, taking over this account for #StillSeeingThings this afternoon. Today we… https://t.co/cWFXpOmYA7https://t.co/cNzXEwEVlh YES YES YES we need a Joan Eardley centenary ⁦@womensart1⁩ ⁦@womenslibrary⁩ ⁦@ArtyBagger⁩ https://t.co/cNzXEwEVlh
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryGot my @womenslibrary hat on today, and super pleased to see Maud Sulter being highlighted out and about! Maud is s… https://t.co/Spia4KLyaP
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryHave you listened to our #Linderism inspired playlist yet? Created by our Visitor Assistants, the playlist draws on… https://t.co/g9rOvUfOza
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5/27
2020
Let WanderWomen help you find your way out of Lockdown! We are back from 1st June! Individual sessions can now be… https://t.co/QI4kfpuxhZ
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryThis event will take place live on Wednesday 3rd June from 6pm. Book your free tickets to attend online!We don't want you to miss the magical online showcase of our Create and Connect creative writing group. Hear powerf… https://t.co/QIsUb8I9NqDid you catch @womenslibrary's #OpentheDoor2020 digital fest this wkend, which focused on ecofemism? If not, check… https://t.co/IZEBmNubWn
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5/26
2020
Morning everybody🌞Just a reminder that if you enjoyed or have feedback about any part of #OpenTheDoor2020 last week… https://t.co/YHH6zhHzATI’m a big fan of this blog with its invitation to read, participate and discover. Great to see this latest issue gi… https://t.co/NlELT7s8N2
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5/25
2020
Just following this lovely piece by the wonderful @EmilyrIlett . Back in March, Emily visited Miss Sutherland’s S1… https://t.co/SIOdZlh7OK
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryGorgeous stuff here - I wish I’d seen earlier. I’d attempt a haiku about the Yaffle of our local Green Woodpecker :… https://t.co/2AtN5C8NBZ
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryLastly, that's not the end of our environmental content🍃 We want to be at the heart of a feminist approach to clim… https://t.co/e8ZOCChr0TIf you've enjoyed or have feedback about any part of #OpenTheDoor2020, it would be great if you could take a couple… https://t.co/AQQvELHrvFThank you to everyone who has joined us for the last 5 days of #OpenTheDoor2020. If you missed anything, you can c… https://t.co/5R65jZduVDIt's been so special hearing wrens, blackbirds, thrushes, and robins sing through these poems, thank you so much fo… https://t.co/cFiflhoSp9Whispered sky visit Dance and paint with their forked tails The sunset silence by @amy_B_Morenoa pure song he sings the blackbird at break of dawn his heart full of light by Meg MacleodRobin trills his song Flash of red to cheer the day Year long friend to all Cuckoo sounds of cheer Harbinger of Sp… https://t.co/44iNJzYlF9Tweet of a bird Tweet of a person Both reach out To the world outside by @yirweeyinI read your bird songs Tiny poems like pebbles Smooth, soft, round, perfect. by @delia_annSing, bird, your spring song Bursting through the drab grey day A moment of joy by JoThank you @womenslibrary for inviting me to share my favourite nature/conservation reads. Some titles took me wayyy… https://t.co/0rUmCkZjOI
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's Library @gillians_voice We were thinking that you may like the work of @NanPrize, Gillian, given your comments on the lack… https://t.co/yclPurnqfh @WhittakerLib @rosiebans Brilliant!Blackbirds break the dawn, I dip into the pool of Their clear bracing song by @WendyKirkGWLchimney pot songster a blackbird`s gift to morning bringing bright sunlight by Meg MacleodPuffins out at sea, Little clowns of the ocean, Bring a smile to me by @DebiKirkSuch gorgeous words! We've loved reading your #BirdsongHaiku. Can you hear any birds from where you are right now?Blackbird alarm calls like squeaky scissors cutting lead me to the owl Jenny Wren trills out like typewriter keys… https://t.co/WZeWD83XrN @NanPrize You're the best!Thank you all so much for all your questions today! You can see all our answers on #OpenDoorNanPrize and look at al… https://t.co/1YBjQw5itA
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's Librarythis is such a good thread of advice for anyone wanting to get into nature writing, esp. those totally new to submi… https://t.co/dn7y0HFkLA
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's Library @womenslibrary @rosiebans Social distancing: Birds wait on the wall whilst the Squirrel steals their food! #Haiku
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryThrush This is mine, all this. Got it? Get it. My patch. Mine. Succinct? Me? Listen... by @LindaJCracknellCheap feather jacket Fastened with a yellow peg Houses his proud song by @Amy_B_MorenoA huge thanks to @NanPrize for taking part in #OpenTheDoor2020 today. They've shared such interesting and helpful a… https://t.co/HJKMUbqE15Speckled branches sing Green feathers ripple on trees Flighty soloists by @rosiebansArtificial light tricks the blackbird into song. True tree-top magic. by Irene Lavington @biscuitweevilYou’ve written poems as bright and swift and elegant and cheeky and colourful as the birds themselves, and we wante… https://t.co/giKHgsZveVOver this week of #OpenTheDoor2020, we have been paying homage to the morning song, the afternoon chirrups, and the… https://t.co/r7pl4PUZq8This is an interesting thread. But, even more so, I’d highly recommend that you all read @EmilyrIlett’s book. I rea… https://t.co/tSap9buqOM
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's Library @carolemorinsoho That's so lovely to hear!This is why we created our Book of the Week "slot", to showcase those fantastic authors 2/2 #OpenDoorNanPrize https://t.co/dpbmx9a71M
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryThere is some real effort being made by publishers to embrace more inclusivity in their publishing, but there is st… https://t.co/5EvM8fekZP
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryWe are hoping to run the Nan Shepherd Prize again next year (so biennial prize), but we haven't been able to confir… https://t.co/a60rzobpPb
Retweeted by Glasgow Women's LibraryYes, if you're writing experimental, fragmentary non-fiction, it can be difficult to put together chapter breakdown… https://t.co/gVvCxxR5vC
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5/22
2020

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