Nicky Bird

Glasgow Women's Library, Parnie Street, 2009

Glasgow Women’s Library (2009-10)

Making Space: Artist Residency completed in June 2010

The Glasgow Women’s Library: a strong grassroots identity, but in a state of transition – in temporary location and waiting to move. Its collection, largely made up of donated material, is mostly un-catalogued. This residency proved to be particularly challenging to an artist such as myself who would normally look for a found photograph to trigger new work. It is no coincidence that listening – and the medium of sound – rather than a visual artifact formed the basis for a new artistic approach.