Thursday, 1 June 2023

Event Details

'Justice for All', by Teresa McKendry. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)

'Justice for All', by Teresa McKendry. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Rotating exhibition:ARK / Conflict Textiles
Description: This rotating exhibition is a collaboration between Conflict Textiles collection, ARK (Access, Research and Knowledge) and the McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast. The primary goal of ARK, Northern Ireland’s social policy hub, is to increase the accessibility and use of academic data and research. It is based across the campuses of Ulster University and Queen's University Belfast.

Two core pillars of ARK from which this collaboration has grown include:
1) Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Conflict Textiles online archive has been designed, developed and supported by CAIN and is an associated site of CAIN since 2008.
2) Its suite of three annual public attitudes surveys, particularly the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey (NILT). A short film by Conflict Textiles and ARK "Refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland" (2021) complemented the NILT 2020 survey results on public attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.

Findings from the latest Northern Ireland Life and Times survey (NILT), themed on Political Attitudes in Northern Ireland 25 Years after the Agreement, will be launched at a seminar titled Political priorities, attitudes and identities since the Agreement onThursday 1 June, 2.30-4.00 pm, in the Senate Room, Queen’s University Belfast.

Prior to the seminar, four textiles from Conflict Textiles collection, highlighting key issues on identity and society in Northern Ireland via textile language, will be launched at 1pm in the McClay Library, Queen's University. This marks the beginning of the new ARK / Conflict Textiles collaboration. (The launch event is by invitation only).
Commissioned by: ARK / Conflict Textiles
Date(s): 1st June 2023 - 30th May 2024
Venue: McClay Library, Queen's University, Belfast
10 College Park Ave, Belfast BT7 1LP
Curator: Roberta Bacic and Conflict Textiles team
Facilitator: Paula Devine

Documents: • Textile list, ARK/Conflict Textiles, June 23 - view