Ripples on the Pond

Ripples on the Pond, installation shot. Photo copyright Ruth Clark

Ripples on the Pond
Date: 1st May 2015 – 24 April 2016
Space: Gallery 4

Ripples on the Pond was an exhibition of works from Glasgow Museums’ collection. It included recent acquisitions from Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21 Revolutions series, relating them to other works in the collection and sparking questions about gender, themes and media choice in relation to women’s practice and visibility.

This exhibition also featured artists’ screenings within and beyond the gallery space. These were programmed in collaboration with Modern Edinburgh Film School and LUX Scotland. Themes of play, landscape, feminism, place and visibility emerged, as the exhibition offered the viewer a chance to learn more about the works in the collection and gain an understanding of the genealogy of practice, both locally and internationally, of women artists living and working in Glasgow.

Ripples on the Pond by Katie Bruce (Author), Alex Hetherington (Author), Anne Colvin (Author), Sarah Neely (Author), Margaret Tait (Author), Tina Fiske (Editor), Tim Jones (Designer)
Yearbook 2013-2015 – Thinking Collections Series (Paperback)
Tina Fiske (editor), Katie Bruce (author), Alex Hetherington (author), Sarah Neely (author), Anne Colvin (author), Rhona Warwick Paterson (author), Sacha Waldron (author), Kirsten Lloyd (author), Stacy Boldrick (author)

Artists whose work featured in Ripples on the Pond included Sam Ainsley, Claire Barclay, Georgina Beier, Vanessa Bell, Kate Davis, Helen de Main, Jacqueline Donachie, Joan Eardley, Karen Guthrie, Ilana Halperin, Barbara Hepworth, Louise Hopkins, Roni Horn, Bet Low, Patricia MacDonald, Mari Mahr, Shauna McMullan, Jacki Parry, Ciara Phillips, Nina Pope, Carol Rhodes, Zineb SediraLucy Skaer, Jo Spence, Corin Sworn, Amanda Thomson, Jane Topping and Alison Watt

Moving Image programme in the projection space:
Corin Sworn, Anne Colvin, Sarah Forrest, Anne-Marie Copestake, Allison Gibbs, Ilana Halperin

Modern Edinburgh Film School: Artists in the programme and essay for Affiliate: Thinking Collections (a University of Glasgow programme funded by Creative Scotland) – Anne Colvin, Sarah Forrest, Anne-Marie Copestake, Rosalind Nashashibi, Allison Gibbs, Karen Cunningham, Mairi Lafferty, Annabel Nicolson, Lauren Gault, Ruth Barker and Catherine Street, For details of this programme devised by Modern Edinburgh Film School please look at this site’s archive here

Central Station, ‘Ripples on the Pond’ (review), 2 March 2015
David Pollock, ‘Art preview: Ripples on the Pond, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow’, The List, 1 May 2015
Scottish Art News – Women that shaped the Scottish Art Scene
Glasgow Women’s Library, ‘Ripples on the Pond – Artists’ Interviews’

Ripples on the Pond was developed with Affiliate: Thinking Collections (a University of Glasgow programme funded by Creative Scotland) and Modern Edinburgh Film School, along with LUX Scotland and Glasgow Women’s Library.

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