Tuesday, 31 March 2020
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    The Body Wisdom Group of Echo Echo Dance Theatre
Company dancing the 'Cueca Sola' against the backdrop of arpilleras, accompanied by Chilean musician Victor Henriquez on guitar. (Photo: Elsie Doolan)

    The Body Wisdom Group of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company dancing the 'Cueca Sola' against the backdrop of arpilleras, accompanied by Chilean musician Victor Henriquez on guitar. (Photo: Elsie Doolan)

     

    Exhibition and associated activities:Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey
    Description: This exhibition marks 12 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 five-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 16th May 2020. Throughout the entire exhibition period there will be a range of associated activities (p2), which will allow participants to engage with the central exhibition questions.
    Exhibition launch photos (RVACC)

    A number of associated activities have been postponed due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. In light of this the exhibition can now be viewed online at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. This page also features suggested activities for children, which will be added to on a weekly basis.
    Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles
    Date(s): 9th January 2020 - 16th May 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
    Outcome:




    Documents: • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - view
    • UDHR (Illustrated version) - view
    • Textile list: RVACC, 2020 - view
    • (ARTE, Dec 2019), UDHR poster. - view
    • Exhibition poster: RVACC, Jan 2020 - view
    • Exhibition catalogue: RVACC, Jan 2020 - view
    • RVACC programme Jan-Mar 2020 (see p11-12) - view
    • RVACC programme: Exhibition p11 - 12 - view
    • Exhibition launch invitation, 7th Mar 2020 - view
    • Textile captions linked to UDHR articles - view
    • Exhibition bookmark: RVACC, Mar 2020 - view
    • Exhibition flyer: RVACC, Mar 2020 - view
    • Exhibition poster: RVACC, Mar 2020 - view
    • Photo gallery: Exhibition launch, 7 Mar. 2020 - 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
    Landmines
    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
    Retorno/Return
    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