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Event Details

Attendees at the launch of the

Attendees at the launch of the "War-Torn Children" exhibition, Limerick, 17th July 2017. (Photo: Eva Gonzalez)


Exhibition and associated activities:War-Torn Children
Description: This exhibition of arpilleras, photographs and posters, commissioned by Doras Luimní, highlights the devastating impact of war on children, their families and communities. It is an adaptation of War-Torn Children, exhibited at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast from 1st March to 15th April 2017.

The arpilleras are drawn from Conflict Textiles, the photographs from Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc(Catalonia) and the posters from INNATE (Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education).

Partners to this initiative are CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet), at Ulster University, Linen Hall Library Belfast, Peace People, Belfast, Chilean Embassy, Dublin and Central Buildings Community Project/Christ Church, Limerick.

Exhibition launch - 7pm, Monday 17th July.

A series of lunchtime events are being run in the CB1 Gallery to coincide with the War-Torn Children exhibition. These all start at 1.05pm.

- Tues 18th July: Free workshop “How to Make an Arpillera Doll”, facilitated by Roberta Bacic. (Arpilleras are a textile appliqué technique with a long history of resistance).
- Fri 21st July: “Iraq since the 2003 US Invasion” , by Hashim Alhadeedy
- Tues 25th July: Launch of a new edition of the book “Tell Them Everything”, by Galway activist and author Margaretta D’Arcy in which she recounts her time in Armagh Gaol in the 1980s and the women political prisoners there (1st edition 1981). Launch by film maker and scholar Laura Aguiar.
- Wed 26th July: “Audio-visual presentation of music from Calais ‘Jungle’”, by Isolda Heavey
- Thurs 27th July: “About Syria—Its Culture and Diversity”, by Radwan Abouhajar and Osama Abouhajar
- Fri 28th July: “World Music Café and Exhibition Close”
Commissioned by: Doras Luimní, Limerick
Date(s): 17th July 2017 - 28th July 2017
Venue: CB1 Gallery, Limerick
Central Buildings, 51a O’Connell Street, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Doras Luimní, in collaboration with local partners
Outcome: The aim of the exhibition was to raise awareness of the human impact of war and injustice, and to promote a culture of hospitality and welcome for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution in Limerick. A total of six events, including the opening and closing, took place, with an average of 30 people attending each event. These gatherings, reflective of a wide range of communities and groups, included first hand testimony from people who fled war zones. This enabled people to connect, engage in conversations about war and its impacts, and break down barriers that impede progress towards a better world. Engagement with a wider circle of people was facilitated through the online resources, particularly the exhibition catalogue.

Documents: • Photographic exhibition: 'After the Waves' - view
• list of textiles, War-Torn Children - view
• INNATE posters - view
• Exhibition poster: War-Torn Children - view
• 'After the Waves' - Captions (Spanish) - view
• 'After the Waves' - Captions (English) - view
• Textile Banner, War-Torn Children - view
• Programme of associated activities - view
• Catalogue, War-Torn Children, Limerick - view
• Report - Associated activities - Week 1 - view
• Report - Associated activities - Week 2 - view