Event Details

'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Exhibition and associated activities:Embracing Human Rights
Description: The 2008 “The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts” exhibition seeded many new partnerships. Eleven years and 34 textile exhibitions later, the collaboration between the Verbal Arts Centre
and Conflict Textiles can be described as a particularly enduring partnership. The exhibitions hosted over the intervening 11 years (Permanent rotating exhibition of textiles, 2008 - 2014 and
Conflict Textiles collection: Verbal Arts Centre, 2015 - present) depict a variety of themes: local, international, human rights issues and the experience of new communities.

“Embracing Human Rights” is the core collaboration for 2019, a theme which has not waned in significance in the 71 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10th December 1948.

This exhibition, primarily of arpilleras, addresses two key questions:
1. What is the impact of, and response to, human rights violations?
2. How can we embed a culture of human rights?

Throughout the exhibition period there will be a range of associated activities, culminating in a closing event which will coincide with International Human Rights Day 2019.
Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles and Verbal Arts Centre
Date(s): 4th November 2019 - 11th December 2019
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry / Londonderry BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff

Documents: • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - view
• UDHR (Illustrated version) - view