We were at the Scottish Parliament! I wish I could post a picture of the women from Daisy Project all looking fabulous in their Daisy blouses. Watching them see the glass panel for the first time – that was the photo of the day. One day they won’t need to be anonymous and it will safe to post their photographs, but for now, here is their amazing work. None of these women had ever done any stained-glass art before this autumn. You can click on the link to watch the debate and hear their words.
Today I was back at University of Glasgow, where I carried out the PhD research to present my findings to the Gender-based Violence Forum. Great discussion about the ongoing barriers in the civil court…still work to be done! You can see my slides by clicking on the resources tab.
We have launched a crowdfund!! We are so grateful to all of our supporters, but creating such a large scale piece of art using traditional methods and quality glass is costly. I have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have had to this project. It’s humbling how many people believe that this is a good idea and that we can make it happen. Last week, one of the women taking the art classes told my dad: “this has helped me at the most difficult time.”
Imagine if we could lend voice to her and other women with this art installation…..
Can you help? Every small donation will make a difference. When the churches ran out of money making the original stained-glass windows, they left a pot by the window for the community to add a penny. Crowd-funding is the modern way of involving the whole community in making a vision reality. Here is the link: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/glasswalls-shining-light-on-domestic-abuse-1
Thank you x
At the V&A Dundee on a glorious sunny evening for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Impact Award – very proud of GlassWalls for being commended in the final ten!
It’s so important that academic research has an impact in the local community and is relevant to everyday lives.
Happy International Women’s Day! Beyond proud of the women at the Daisy Project who won a competition to exhibit their first stained-glass collage of daisies at Glasgow School of Art. Whoop Whoop! It was a great event organised by Uncovered Artistry to promote art and creativity by women who have been victims of gendered violence. The women were v excited to see their collage at the exhibit. An uplifting and inspiring day.
We are in the newspapers!! Thank you very much to the lovely Catriona Stewart (@LadyCatHT) who took lots of time to listen to our wonderful women and has written a reflective and sensitive piece. Check out The Herald and the Evening Times. Here’s a picture of the marvellous Charlie (aka my dad) and our fabulous artist, Brian: