Ellie took up Roller Derby in 2012, but in typical Ellie Harrison style, these ‘leisure activities’ soon became central elements of her work.
She says on the notes to the film introducing the project: “Bringing together the personal and the political I attempted to offer my own take on the energy and organisational structure of the 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement – its historical links to socialism and its legacy today – in relation to two of my other current interests: reading Marx’s Capital and the burgeoning full-contact, all-female sport of Roller Derby.”
The National Museum of Roller Derby’s local Glasgow launched will take place at the Glasgow Women’s Library on Thursday, June 14 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and a national launch is promised for later in the summer.
Have a watch of her present the idea to the Glasgow Women’s Library:
And listen to the full presentation on Mixcloud: