To Stand in the Full Sun  —
Beth Shapeero
Empower Women for Change



‘To Stand in the Full Sun‘ presents a vibrant and large-scale installation exploring collaboration and play through abstract colour and form.

The exhibition and artwork is co-produced by artist Beth Shapeero and participants from NGO Empower Women for Change with 16 Nicholson Street. The bold works on display reflect the dynamic women who co-created them throughout a series of workshops that utilised 16 Nicholson Street as a studio-space. Expansive screen prints celebrate confidence-building, risk-taking, friendship, intercultural exchange, and co-production across long-term processes through the lens of abstraction, colour and form. The result is an exciting, bright and immerse visitor experience. 


This exhibition was made possible by ‘Freedom in Abstraction, Power in Creativity’, a series of ten workshops over 8 months that were co-designed by 16 Nicholson Street, artist Beth Shapeero, and community partners Kaneez Fizza and Lababa Navqi from NGO Empower Women for Change (EWFC) to create a space for women from diverse backgrounds including new Scots, ethnic minorities, refugees and asylum seekers within Glasgow’s contemporary art community.

Artist Beth Shapeero led participants to observe and trust their creative instincts and attune their senses to colour and form. Visit our website’s ‘Community‘ page for first-hand reflections on how our activities and workshops unfolded. 

Participants applied the concepts and skills mastered in the workshops at textile printing studio Print Clan, where they utilised technical skills and techniques in screen printing to collaboratively create the large-scale installation exhibited in ‘To Stand in the Full Sun’.

The exhibition is open weekends (Fri-Sun) July 8- July 24th, 12pm-6pm, and is free & open to all. Drop-in welcome, no registration required. Join us at the gallery for an exhibition preview & opening celebration Thursday, July 7th, 6-8pm.


Visit: Drop-In, FREE and open to all 

Where: 16 Nicholson St, Glasgow G5 9ER

Opening Celebration: Thursday, July 7th (6-8pm)

Dates: Weekends (Fri-Sun), July 8th – July 24th 

Visiting Hours: 12pm-6pm

Exhibition Dates:

FRI-SUN July 8 – 10

FRI-SUN July 15 -17

FRI-SUN July 22-24


Lead Curator: Nell Cardozo


Amina Nadeem

Irum Majeed

Zayna Habib

Nasreen Iqbal

Iram Zobairi









Sakeena Sheikh


Fathima Shihama


Empower Women for Change
Workshop co-facilitators: Kaneez Fizza and Lababa Naqvi
Print Clan textile studio

Project Facilitator: Beth Shapeero

Assistant Curator: Aga Paulina Mlynczak

Funded by Creative Scotland and the Awards for All fund from the National Lottery