Launched at Castlefield Gallery in March 2018, the exhibition with Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce tours exclusively to Glasgow Women’s Library and will feature the premiere reading of Affinity by the award-winning writer Professor Jackie Kay MBE.
The exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library includes specially commissioned works by Barker and Leighton-Boyce with some works being shown for the first time. It will also be accompanied by newly commissioned writing from the award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays Professor Jackie Kay MBE. Inspired by the exhibition and premiering in Glasgow, Kay will deliver a reading of her new poem Affinityat Glasgow Women’s Library on the evening of 31 January 2019 from 5.30pm-7.30pm.
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.
Co-commissioned with the University of Salford Art Collection. With special thanks to Clarendon Road Primary School.
Special thanks to Castlefield Gallery Patron, James Mycock.
Thanks also to Creative Tourist, G.F Smith and Fred Aldous for their continued support of our main gallery exhibition programme.
Exhibition funders and supporters
VIDEO & AUDIO
Jackie Kay reading Affinity I, II & III
Inspired by works by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce, the award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays Professor Jackie Kay MBE created three newly commissioned poems.