It was a joy to once again to sponsor this excellent art society. The subject this month was The Glasgow Girls.
The Glasgow Girls were a group of women artists and designers that studied and worked in Glasgow from the late 19th century to 1920. The women established their own Glasgow School of Art as interestingly the Glasgow Art Society did not allow female members until 1984.
The women artists contributed significantly to the development of the ‘Glasgow Style’, a distinctive branch of the Arts Nouveau movement of the same period. Several of the girls contributed work to Suffragette banners and jewellery.
An interesting anecdote: the term ‘loose women’ comes from the loose dresses worn by the women artists rather than corsets and crinolines which greatly restricted movement.
Continuing the theme of female artists, the raffle prize was a beautiful hand-painted cushion by local fabric artist, Tete.