GlassWalls: Shining a Light on Domestic Abuse

Welcome to GlassWalls, a collaborative community project, aiming to raise awareness of domestic abuse through beautiful art and inspirational women.

The hummingbird beats her wings 12 times in every second.  She is hard-working, energetic and vital.  The constant activity of the hummingbird evokes Emily Dickinson’s description of hope as “a thing which perches in the soul and sings a song without the words and never stops at all.”

Stained-glass art has a strong narrative history.  Traditionally used in church windows, it told stories at a time when few people could read or write.  It is used here to tell a story which has not yet been properly heard.  The symbolism of shining light on a topic which remains in the shadows makes glass a powerful medium to tell this story.

The stained glass hummingbird logo represents the beauty, resilience and hope of the women who have survived domestic abuse and are involved in this project.

Delve into these pages to learn more about the project and the people behind it and please follow our progress on Twitter: @GlassWalls3 or join the conversation #beyondglasswalls

Please check out our visit to the Scottish Parliament and other news in What’s New!

Can you help us? We are still fund raising so that the art classes can continue after Covid restrictions are lifted and so that we can take the installation to different venues. Our goal is to secure a permanent home for the exhibition. Please support us on Crowdfunder Thanks!