Biography: Dr Adele Patrick

Dr Adele Patrick, 2012.

Dr Adele Patrick has been involved in growing and supporting the development of innovative arts and cultural projects rooted in equalities and in academic research and community learning and teaching on gender and culture for over 30 years. Adele co-founded Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) in 1991 and is currently GWL’s Creative Development Manager. She has had a key leadership role in GWL a unique and multi-award winning cultural resource in Scotland that has grown from a grassroots project led by volunteers into to a Recognised Collection of National Significance and the sole accredited Museum dedicated to Women’s History in the UK, employing a staff of 23. In 2018 Glasgow Women's Library was an Art Fund Museum of the Year Finalist.

Adele trained as a designer at Glasgow School of Art where she subsequently taught Gender Art and Culture for 12 years in the Historical and Critical Studies Department. She has been active in wide array of arts, feminist and women’s projects and has worked as a curator/producer with and champion of hundreds of women creatives; initiating and collaborated on projects in the fields of literature, visual arts, film and performance. Adele has published widely (she edited the book of the award-winning, 21 Revolutions project in 2015 and is a contributor to a range of recent publications on museums, feminism, art and activism including a chapter in Feminism and Museums, pub. Museums Etc. 2017) and regularly speaks at national and international conferences. Adele was Evening Times’ Scotswoman of the Year in 2016 and in 2017 received an Honorary DLitt from Glasgow School of Art and another from the University of Strathclyde where she began her studies for a PhD (doctoral research that was completed at University of Stirling).

March 2021

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