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

Details of dates and times for performances will be available from Glasgow Women's Library in due course 


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

This year, Glasgow Women’s Library opens its new temporary orchard for people to acknowledge grief and imagine peaceful futures. At the orchard, artist 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 evokes the powerful capacity trees have to affect ourselves and our threatened environment. Similarly, at the heart of this garden Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree, 1996/2024, creates a focal point for people to express future 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 interactions with trees. The orchard is a site for thoughts, ideas, dialogue, and performance, where artists and visitors can explore communicating beyond words and empathetic relations with trees as more than human others. Within this outdoor space of hope, artworks by Yoko addressing grief and peace preside over the nursery and inside the library, joining archival objects that demonstrate the endurance of earth peace practices. Yoko’s participation speaks to the library’s intention to honour the long trajectory of feminist artists, advocating Peace is Power.