Four cylindrical objects made of salt.

Hannah Leighton Boyce, Consequences of progress; remnants for the future, 2018. Image courtesy of artist.

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Tour to Glasgow Women’s Library

To mark the 100-year anniversary of The Representation of the People’s Act, in March 2018 Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, launched a new exhibition by Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce which now tours exclusively to Glasgow Women’s Library in 2019.

The Glasgow exhibition consists of the specially commissioned work by Barker and Leighton-Boyce, including new work not previously displayed. It will also be accompanied by newly commissioned writing, Affinity, from the award-winning writer, and University of Salford Chancellor and writer-in-residence, Professor Jackie Kay MBE.

Castlefield Gallery worked with Ruth Barker (Glasgow) and Hannah Leighton-Boyce (Manchester) during 2017-18, supporting both artists to undertake research residencies: Leighton-Boyce in Scotland with Glasgow Women’s Library, and Barker in Greater Manchester with the University of Salford. During this time Barker and Leighton-Boyce exchanged many ideas, thoughts and stories, in particular through conversation and letters, and from this process the new works emerged.

For further details visit the Glasgow Women’s Library website.

Co-commissioned by Castlefield Gallery and the University of Salford Art Collection.


Preview: Thursday 31 January 2019, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Premiere of Affinity by Jackie Kay MBE at 6.15pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 1 February – Saturday 23 March 2019
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am – 5pm; Thursday 9.30am – 7.30pm and Saturday 12 – 4pm
Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP