Wednesday, 19 January 2022
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    Amparo Restrepo (centre) explains the significance of the banner creation process to Professor Terri Scott, Ulster University (UU) and Professor Brandon Hamber, Hume O’Neill Chair, INCORE, UU. (Photo: Breege Doherty)

    Amparo Restrepo (centre) explains the significance of the banner creation process to Professor Terri Scott, Ulster University (UU) and Professor Brandon Hamber, Hume O’Neill Chair, INCORE, UU. (Photo: Breege Doherty)

     

    Permanent rotating exhibition:Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University
    Description: This collaboration between Conflict Textiles and Ulster University evolved from a number of joint ventures over the last decade, in particular: Textile Accounts of Conflicts (hosted by INCORE - 2014) and Textile Language of Conflicts (facilitated by CAIN - 2017). As far back as 2008 CAIN developed, and continues to maintain, a digital archive of Conflict Textiles and events, which was upgraded in 2015 to its present format.

    Several Ulster University colleagues were involved in bringing this permanent rotating exhibition to fruition and sustain it on an ongoing basis: Rosina Doherty-Allan, Magee Campus Library Manager; Professor Brandon Hamber, John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace; Professor Gillian Robinson, Research Associate ARK and; Professor Malachy O'Neill, Provost of the Magee campus, who facilitated the initial contact.

    Commencing on 25th August 2020, two textiles from the international Conflict Textiles collection were exhibited, coinciding with the online exhibition and seminars Following the footsteps of the disappeared (2020). Textiles are rotated each semester, ensuring a permanent Conflict Textile presence focused on key elements of human rights and conflict.

    The current installation is a collective banner comprised of 26 dolls, created by Colombian exiles in a series of three online workshops in September 2021. The workshops were facilitated by Conflict Textiles curator Roberta Bacic and Conflict Textiles Fabric Artist Deborah Stockdale. The banner was unveiled for International Human Rights Day 2021 as part of the overall event Con-textualising Memory / Con-textualizando la memoria which included an online seminar and "Hands on" workshop.

    Web links:
    Ulster University Library Services
    Commissioned by: Ulster University, Magee campus
    Date(s): 10th December 2021 - 27th January 2022
    Venue: Magee campus Library, Ulster University
    Northland Road, Derry /Londonderry, BT48 7JL
    Curator: Roberta Bacic assisted by Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: Magee Campus Library Services
    Outcome:




    Documents: • Textile list & display image, Aug. 2020 - view
    • Textile list & display image, Dec. 2020 - view
    • Photo gallery of quilt installation, 3rd Dec - view
    • Textile list & display image, May 2021 - view
    • Photo gallery: Roundel installation, May 2021 - view
    • Textile list & display image, Aug. 2021 - view
    • Photo gallery of installation, Aug. 2021 - view
    • Textile list & display image, Nov. 2021 - view
    • Photo gallery of installation, Nov. 2021 - view
    • Exhibition poster, Nov 2021 - view
    • Exhibition poster, Dec 2021 - view
    • Textile list & display image, Dec. 2021 - view
    • Photo gallery of installation, Dec. 2021 - view