Event Details

"POSAR FIL A L'AGULLA / Poner manos a la obra / Hands on", by Arpilleristas Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc. (Photo: Roser Corbera)


Exhibition and associated activities:Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey
Description: This exhibition marks more than 10 years of Conflict Textiles exhibitions and associated activities in a variety of local and international venues. Conflict and human rights abuses, explored through the tactile medium of textiles have remained a central theme in all of these events.

The collaboration with Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre and Museum Service Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council (CCGBC) has its roots in a two-phase exhibition "Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles", (SUTT) 2012-2013 (Northern Ireland Community Archive), which culminated in SUTT II: Exploring Responses to Conflict Through Textile Art, 2013-2014. This was followed in 2016 with Stitched Legacies of Conflicts and, more recently in 2018 War-Torn Children.

“Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles' journey” incorporates textiles from a variety of jurisdictions, created in different decades, which connect to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and which address 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?

The exhibition spans a three-month period, beginning with a small selection of textiles and memorabilia in the Ritter Gallery, 9th January, 2020. The full exhibition, occupying all the RVACC exhibition galleries, commences with the official launch at 2pm on Saturday 7th March, and extends to 11th April 2020. Throughout the entire exhibition period there will be a range of associated activities, which will allow participants to engage with the central exhibition questions.
Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles
Date(s): 9th January 2020 - 11th April 2020
Venue: Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Roe Valley Arts and Heritage Centre, 24 Main Street Limavady, Northern Ireland. BT49 0FJ
Curator: Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Desima Connolly & Esther Alleyne, CCGBC

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

Textiles Displayed:POSAR FIL A L'AGULLA / Hands On: An arpillera made out of commitment
Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood
Peace Quilt - Common Loss
Ônde estão nossos direitos? / Where are our rights?
Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros
Ausencias - Presencias 2 / Absences – Presences 2
Nos hacen falta / We miss them
Reflections on violence
Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present
La Cueca Sola / Dancing Cueca alone
2016 Starvation in Zimbabwe
Libertad a los presos políticos / Freedom for the political prisoners
Legacy of Tyrants / El legado de los tiranos
Cimarrón / Runaway slave
Mi Guernica / My Gernika
LA BODA DE MI HIJA / My daughter’s wedding
Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School
They Fell like Stars from the Sky / Cayeron del cielo como estrellas
Represión a los Mapuche / Repression of the Mapuche
No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services
Paro de los estudiantes' chilenos 2 / Chilean students' strike 2
En el lado “bueno” de la valla 2 / On the “Good" Side of the Fence 2
No más contaminación / No more pollution