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Event Details

Part of the group of people who attended the launch of the exhibition. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

Part of the group of people who attended the launch of the exhibition. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Exhibition and associated activities:The Human Cost of War - An Exhibition of Quilts and Arpilleras
Description: "The Human Cost of War" was originally exhibited at the Imperial War Museum, London in November 2009 for Armistice Day and subsequently at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, and finally at Whitechapel Gallery. It was commissioned by the Movement for the Abolition of War.

This exhibition draws heavily on the London based exhibition and includes a selection of textile pieces created by women from across the world. The pieces address various forms of conflict and war as experienced by women from across the globe.
Commissioned by: Derry City Council, Heritage & Museum Service with local partner
Date(s): 4th November 2010 - 15th January 2011
Venue: Tower Museum, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Union Hall Place, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6LU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Bernadette Walshe, Archivist, Heritage & Museum Service, Derry City Council
Outcome: The exhibition was accompanied by a series of workshops and events related to the theme of conflict and war. (Photographs taken at various workshops, 4th - 12th November 2010). One such event -Textile Installation on Afghanistan- took place in the Verbal Arts Centre (Photographs of launch of Textile Installation, 8th November 2010). A short film was produced by Cahal McLaughlin; with music by Víctor Henríquez, [4'28"]Response to 'Human Cost of War'. Overall, the exhibition contributed to a deep exchange of ideas, experiences and collaborative which seeded a range of subsequent events with many of the partners involved.
Photographs: Photographs of launch of Exhibition, 4th November 2010 - View Here

Documents: • Launch Invitation - Nov 2010 - view
• Workshop Programme - Nov 2010 - view
• 'En-Gendering Violence' Workshop - June 2010 - view
• Textile Installation - Afghanistan, 8 Nov '10 - view
• Invitation-talk on Afghanistan, Nov 2010 - view
• Closing/evaluation event - view
• Exhibition catalogue-Nov 2010 - view

Textiles Displayed:Peace Quilt - Common Loss
Executed at dawn
Lost children of war
Northern Ireland Peace Quilt
No going back
Walking to Death
Encadenamiento / Women chained to Parliament gates
La Cueca Sola / Dancing Cueca Alone
Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
Da capo al fine
Gegossenes Blei / Cast lead
Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
Sala de torturas / Torture chamber
Reflections on violence
El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story
Mis memorias de la Guerra / My memories of the war
Soldiers back from the wars
Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
Homenaje a los caídos / Homage to the fallen ones