HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Happy International Women’s Day to all you amazing and inspirational women out there!

We are really proud to have a number of amazing women artists’ work on display at the moment including Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Cat Picton Phillips, Emily Jacir and just opened Sue Tompkins.

We are also extremely excited to be opening an exhibition specifically to celebrate International Women’s Day. Illuminated Letters was developed in partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) and was inspired by the glorious letter writing of Niki de St Phalle, and GWL’s wish to receive letters in their new home.  GoMA and GWL invited women across the world to write illuminated letters of love and honour to lost heroines.

Launched on International Women’s Day last year, GWL have run with this project and now have over 200 letters from women to other women. This exhibition is a selection of 80  of those letters and has letters from women all over Scotland and further afield.

The beautiful and inspiring letters exhibited represent some of the wonderful women whose lives, histories and achievements can be found on the shelves at GWL. Come and see these and rest of these works exhibited at Glasgow Women’s Library at 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP or visit the blog and read about the women who inspired them.

A big thank you to all the amazing staff at GWL and Anna Touzin, who was on placement at GoMA last year, for making this lovely project happen.

Illuminated Letters runs from 8 – 23 March 2014 in Balcony 1.

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