Friday, 19 July 2024

Event Details

'Peace Dove', by Irene MacWilliam. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

'Peace Dove', by Irene MacWilliam. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Online exhibition and associated activities:Conflict, Peace: Our journey, our future
Description: This exhibition, commissioned by Causeway Coast and Glen's Borough Council’s Good Relations Programme, is framed around three core annual events:
Good Relations Week, 14th – 21st September, which, this year, is focused on “Celebrating Our Journey, Embracing Our Future”.
International Day of Peace, 21st September, with “Shaping Peace Together” as the emphasis for 2020
International Day of Non-Violence, 2nd October, coinciding with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The 2020 theme is “Climate Action: Gandhian Ways”,

From this broad framework, the textiles (arpilleras, quilts and wall hangings) drawn from Northern Ireland and globally invite reflection on the journey, often circuitous, towards sustainable peace. They also prompt us to consider the individual and collective actions we need to take to secure a peaceful, sustainable future.

Associated activities
1) Virtual tour and discussion, marking International Day of Peace, Monday 21st September 2020 @11am via zoom, open to all.
2) An event marking International Day of Non-Violence, 2nd October, 2020 @11am via zoom, open to all.
3) Closing event "Women and the Art of Peacebuilding" marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Friday, 30th October 2020, 2-3.30pm.

Web links:
-Women's Voices, Building Networks: Voices of women in peace mediation on the island of Ireland (A 19 minute film screened at the closing event).
Commissioned by: Good Relations Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
Date(s): 14th September 2020 - 31st October 2020
Venue: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Patricia Harkin, Good Relations Manager & Bebhinn McKinley, Good Relations Officer
Outcome: This exhibition programme links to Good Relations Week 2020, International Day of Peace and International Day of Non-Violence. It also connects with the “Through the Looking Glass” Programme which, now in its third year, contributes to strengthening community relations, community connections and cohesion. It enables participants to explore journeys and perspectives of conflict and peace within societies which have faced similar challenges to Northern Ireland. It provides a starting point for focusing on peace from the personal and environmental perspective.

Documents: • Invitation: Virtual tour, 21st Sept. 2020 - view
• Textile list: Sept 2020 - view
• Mairead Maguire: Peace day message, 21 Sept - view
• CT guided tour presentation, 21st Sept - view
• Invitation: What is a Peace Trail, 2nd Oct. - view
• Invitation: Closing event, 30th Oct. - view