In the past 25 years women artists in Scotland have moved from the margins to being at the forefront of contemporary art. HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE takes the groundbreaking collaborative art project, Castlemilk Womanhouse (1990, Glasgow), as its focus and impetus.
Instigated by Rachael Harris, sculptor Julie Roberts and Cathy Wilkes, Castlemilk Womanhouse was the most ambitious art project in the Women in Profile Festival (1990) and involved creative collaborations between women from the Castlemilk community, artists and Women in Profile co-ordinators. It was reviewed by the art critic Clare Henry as the best community project during Glasgow’s year as European City of Culture. Women in Profile proved to be a crucible for both Glasgow Women’s Library and for many women artists.
The internationally renowned artist Kate Davis has been commissioned to research Glasgow Women's Library's Castlemilk Womanhouse collection and make a new work in response to it. HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE will open up, and build upon, this historically significant and fertile period in women's art history in Scotland through screenings, events, discussions, online resources and an exhibition.
HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE (I) 20th October - 18th December, 2014
A presentation of sample materials from the Castlemilk Womanhouse archive and a first creative response to the collection by Kate Davis.
HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE (II) - 2015
An expanded exhibition of HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE will be launched in the GWL's renovated arts space in 2015.
With support from Museums Galleries Scotland