Saturday, 15 June 2024

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The Conflict Textiles team  with Councillor Ivor Wallace, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens at the launch of the 'Mujeres Disruptivas' exhibition in Flowerfield Arts Centre, 8 February, 2023. (Photo: Conflict Textiles)

The Conflict Textiles team with Councillor Ivor Wallace, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens at the launch of the 'Mujeres Disruptivas' exhibition in Flowerfield Arts Centre, 8 February, 2023. (Photo: Conflict Textiles)


Exhibition and associated activities:Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women
Description: “Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women” brings together many threads of connection. It marks the 15th anniversary of Conflict Textiles inaugural exhibition The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras (8th February 2008 - 19th April 2008). It builds on a ten year plus collaborative relationship with Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc which has progressed from exhibiting each other’s textiles to co-curated exhibitions such as #ChildrensRights / #DerechosdelNiño / #DretsdelsInfants (2020 - 2021). “Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women” is the second co-curated exhibition and adds a new dimension to the Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc exhibition Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women (Badalona, 2019).

Through a selection of arpilleras from the Conflict Textiles and Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc collections (see textile list), we are introduced to disruptive women worldwide: women who have pushed the boundaries of societal expectations of women; women who have broken the mould; women who have challenged and denounced violence and human rights abuses; women who have supported each other in their demands for justice and fairness. Above all, this exhibition nudges us to consider our pre conceived ideas of disruption.

The exhibition trail, which is announced in the Tower Museum with a display of archive material and an arpillera, takes place across three venues:
-Flowerfield Arts Centre, the location for Arpilleras that Cry Out (2009) will feature the bulk of the exhibition.
-A number of pieces will also be displayed within two of our Permanent rotating exhibition spaces Conflict Textiles collection: Magee Campus Library, Ulster University and
The Troubles and Beyond in Ulster Museum.

The launch at Flowerfield takes place at 1pm on Wednesday 8 February.

Textiles from Conflict Textiles collection are linked in the 'Textiles displayed' section below. Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc textiles can be viewed at the following links (Catalan):
Peace has a Woman’s Voice; Colour doesn’t Matter; Every Woman is Worth More when She Learns to Read and Write; From Science to Freedom ; Not One Woman More; Mothers of Elne and; To Frederica

Guided Tour: FRI 28 APRIL, 1-2PM | All Welcome.
Conflict Textiles curator Roberta Bacic will be joined by arpilleristas Manoli and Pilar from the Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc group, Catalonia for this guided tour. This is part of their wider visit to Northern Ireland to share their expertise in arpilleras.
Commissioned by: Conflict Textiles
Date(s): 8th February 2023 - 7th August 2023
Venue: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT55 7HU
Curator: Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc & Conflict Textiles
Facilitator: Shauna McNeilly, Arts & Cultural Facilities Officer
Outcome: Mujeres Disruptivas / Disruptive Women enabled Flowerfield Arts Centre on the North Coast to be part of a ‘journey’ exhibition with the Tower Museum, Derry, Ulster University, Derry~Londonderry campus, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in partnership with Conflict Textiles. The selected arpilleras displayed allowed viewers to understand and explore the history of women’s rights, equality and conflict across cultures and communities. Roberta Bacic provided an insightful tour of the exhibition and we also welcomed Pilar and Manoli from Catalonia who both shared stories of their own engagement with creating arpilleras and textiles projects within their own community and their community’s unique cultural heritage.

Documents: • Exhibition leaflet, Feb. 2023 - view
• Exhibition poster, Flowerfield, Feb. 2023 - view
• Arts Centre Guide, Jan - Mar 23 (see p.5) - view
• Textile list, Flowerfiled, Feb. 2023 - view
• Exhibition catalogue, all venues, Feb-Aug 23 - view
• Photo gallery, exhibition launch-all venues - view
• Media coverage, 'Coleraine Constitution' - view
• Galería de fotos, 8 de febrero de 2023 - view
• Invitation: Guided Tour, 28th Apr. 2022 - view
• Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc visit: Photo gallery - view
• Flowerfield Arts Centre Guide, July - Aug 23 - view
• Visita Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc,Galería-fotos - view