Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art
A photo of an outstretch arm and hand which is covered by a device with visible batteries, wiring and tubing. In their palm they hold a leaf below part of the machine.
A woman stands below a tree with green and red leaves in a courtyard. Attached to the branches of the tree are pieces of white paper.
Dates and Opening times

Sat 1 June – Sat 31 August
Tue, Wed & Fri, 10am – 4.30pm 
Thu, 10am – 7pm
Sat, 12pm – 4pm

HAKOTO: Reiko Goto Collins
Friday 7th June: 7am
Saturday 8th June: 1pm and 3pm
Saturday 22nd June: 1pm, 3pm and 8.30pm


Glasgow Women's Library
23 Landressy Street
G40 1BP

Presented by

Glasgow Women's Library 

Supported by

Supported by Glasgow International with funds from the Scottish Government’s Festivals EXPO Fund.


Good access: The venue has ramped or level access and/or lifts to access upper floors

Toilets: The venue has toilets available for visitors 

Accessible Toilets: The venue has a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Gender Neutral: The venue has toilets not separated by gender or sex

Hearing Loop: The venue has a hearing loop available

Bike Rack: there is cycle parking at the venue    

Baby Change: The venue has baby change facilities

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This year, Glasgow Women’s Library opens its new temporary orchard for people to acknowledge grief and imagine peaceful futures. Three artists respond to the themes of trees, hope and healing across this arbour and within the library space. Reiko Goto Collins has created a fruit tree nursery and a forum for discussion, learning, reflection, and imagination that centres the value of nature in neighbourhoods. Working with local communities, Reiko’s work evokes the powerful capacity trees have to positively affect ourselves and our threatened environment. At the heart of this arbour Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree, 1996/2024, creates a focal point for people to express wishes and needs. 

During Glasgow International the garden is activated by a series of performances and facilitated discussions by Reiko and the Library team. These events are programmed in harmony with changing daylight conditions, from sunrise gatherings to conversations in the dusk – the differences in time and light reflecting Reiko’s responsive interactions with trees. The orchard arbour is a site where visitors can acknowledge sadness, share stories, and consider trees as living markers for memory.

Inside the library and in a flag work created for the Glasgow Women’s Library building facade, artworks by Yoko Ono address violence on different registers acknowledging deeply personal harms experienced by individuals and calls for  political resistance to global conflict through her enduring earth peace practices. Yoko Ono’s participation reflects the Library’s intention in its work since 1991 to honour the long trajectory of feminist artists and activists, advocating Peace is Power. 

An installation by emerging artist Zana Araki articulates their experiences of trauma and as a neurodivergent queer survivor in relation to the healing role and soothing energy of trees.

Performance & Discussion


Friday 7th June: 7am 

Saturday 8th June: 1pm and 3pm

Saturday 22nd June: 1pm3pm and 8.30pm

HAKOTO will be performed by Reiko Goto Collins in the fruit tree nursery they have developed as part of the exhibition.

Reiko will be wearing a specially developed instrument that interacts with trees in unique ways, translating changes in light, temperature and moisture experienced by the tree into sound. Each performance creates a different soundscape, changing with the atmosphere in the garden and responding to the leaves as they breathe.

Following the performance will be a discussion, facilitated by Reiko.