The fourth, and last, Speaking Volumes event focused on the importance of writing in the art discipline. Artist Tessa Lynch (GI Director’s programme) opened up her artistic practice through a shared conversation with writer and curator Jenny Richards and writer Rhona Warwick Paterson. The event took place at the amazing Glasgow Women’s Library space during our exhibition Speaking Volumes.
This event was part of Speaking Volumes. A collaborative project by Glasgow Women’s Library and My Bookcase for the world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts (GI). For the 2016 edition of GI (8th to 25th April), My Bookcase and Glasgow Women’s Library teamed up to create a space where reflection on the influential role of women in art is activated through the object of the book.
Tessa Lynch is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her piece ‘Painter’s Table’ for Glasgow International is a site-specific installation and performance presented at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). This piece, centered on the female body moving through landscape, was highly influenced by female writing. Of special importance have been the work of Jenny Richards and Rhona Warwick Paterson.
Through this conversation, Tessa Lynch, Jenny Richards and Rhona Warwick created a space within Speaking Volumes reading room where to reflect on their collaborative work and words for Painter’s Table.