Presented by Platform in association with Glasgow Women's Library

Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen: Home Where Home Is Not

27 Jun 2019 → 3 Aug 2019
Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 5pm
All ages

Home Where Home Is Not is an ambitious exhibition by Glasgow-based artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen reimagining fixed notions of home, and what it means to be of more than one place.

After a period research and group work with women connected to Platform and Glasgow Women’s Library, this exhibition of new works includes installations, wood-carved sculptures and sound works, and will stretch across both sites in Glasgow’s East End.

There will be transcripts of all audio content in this exhibition available.


All events are free but ticketed - follow the links for each event.

Languages of Belonging: Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen in conversation with Amanda Thomson
Thursday 18th July, 6pm to 7.30pm
Glasgow Women’s Library - to book a ticket, follow the link here

Amanda Thomson is a visual artist who has a longstanding interest in the Scottish Highland landscapes and how places come to be made. Her arts-based PhD, from UHI/ the University of Aberdeen, is about the forests of Abernethy and Morayshire. Amanda’s work is about how we are located (and locate ourselves) in the world. In her explorations of home, migration and mapping there are many rich intersections with the themes in Home Where Home Is Not. All three artists will share responses to this exhibition and the questions raised by Amanda Thomson’s rich creative practice.

Performative tour with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton
Sunday 21 July, 2pm to 4pm
Platform - the event will finish at Glasgow Women’s Library (bus provided) - To book a ticket - follow the link here

/// PLEASE NOTE - a free bus will leave GWL to Platform at 1.30pm - please email info@platform-online.co.uk to book a space ///

Through Home Where Home Is Not a space is opened up for performances which explore different languages. These performances appear, sometimes as a cut up flood of stories and other times as non-verbal forms of communication, as traces in the exhibition. This event will consider performance as it plays out in the two exhibition sites with writer and director Julia Lee Barclay-Morton whose theatrical lab’s and open scripts offers the possibility of embodying the many voices and ideas that exist inside of any/body and can embrace/embody/hold space for the unspeakable.

Julia Lee Barclay-Morton is an award-winning writer and director, whose prose and plays have been produced and published internationally. Her most recent stage-text On the edge of/a cure was produced by Rogue Players as a staged reading at The Playroom in NYC.

Closing Event
3 August, 2pm to 4pm at Platform
Free - all welcome!

Join both artists on the final day of the exhibition where participants who took part in the project host a closing event.

Additional info


Thursday 27 June – Saturday 3 August
Opening Event: Thursday 27 June | 6pm – 8pm | FREE all welcome

Opening Hours of exhibition:
Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 5pm



Thursday 27 June – Saturday 3 August
Opening Event: Saturday 22 June | 2pm – 4pm | FREE all welcome

Opening Hours:
Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday 9.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm

Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programme of public events, exhibitions and learning opportunities. Based in Bridgeton, GWL is open to all and has a presence across Scotland through their National programme of events and activities.

Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP
Tel: 0141 550 2267


Home Where Home Is Not is supported by Creative Scotland, Henry Moore Foundation, Hope Scott Trust, Glasgow Women’s Library and Platform

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