Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey Online Exhibition
9 January – 16 May
As our galleries are closed we have set up an online exhibition of Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles' Journey for you to enjoy. Scroll down to view the exhibition, each arpillera can be enlarged by clicking the arrows and to find out more about each arpillerra just click the pink name button on the left. We also have some great kids activities for the exhibition at the bottom of page below the exhibition to try with your kids at home! We will post 2 activities for kids each week in connection with the exhibition so just click the Kids Activity button to explore!
“Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles' journey” invites you to explore human rights through the tactile medium of textiles. Quilts and arpilleras from around the world, created in different decades will prompt you to reflect on the impact of, and response to, human rights violations and how can we embed a culture of human rights.
Conflict Textiles and Councils Museum Services have partnered on a number of exhibitions since 2010, with War-Torn Children, 2018 being the most recent collaboration. Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre is delighted to also partner on this newest exhibition.
Many thanks to exhibition curator Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty of Conflict Textiles for helping us set up this online exhibition. You can access Conflict Textile's entire collection of arpilleras online on their beautifully curated website: https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conflicttextiles/
If you missed the exhibition launch you can check it out online by clicking the button below.
'POSAR FIL A L'AGULLA / Hands On: An arpillera made out of commitment', by Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc arpilleristas group. (Photo: Roser Corbera)
'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Peace Quilt - Common Loss', by Irene MacWilliam. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Landmines', by Heidi Drahota. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Ônde estão nossos direitos? / Where are our rights?', by Women of the Movement of People Affected by Dams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros / March of the miners’ wives, daughters and sisters', by TL, Mujeres Creativas workshop. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Ausencias - Presencias 2 / Absences – Presences 2', by Ana Zlatkes. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Nos hacen falta / We miss them', by Rosa Borrás. (Photo: Rosa Borrás)
'Reflections on violence', by Linda Adams. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Ahora y Siempre Presentes / Irene, Marta, Hilda, Patricia: Now and Always Present', Students from Escuela de Cerámica. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'La Cueca Sola / Dancing Cueca alone', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'2016 Starvation in Zimbabwe', by Lakheli Nyanthi. (Photo: Ukuthula Trust)
'Libertad a los presos politicos / Freedom for the political prisoners', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Retorno/Return', by Mujeres tejiendo sueños y sabores de paz, Mampuján . (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Legacy of Tyrants/ El legado de los tiranos', by Lisa Raye Garlock. (Photo: Lisa Raye Garlock)
'Cimarrón / Runaway slave', by Mujeres tejiendo sueños y sabores de paz. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Mi Guernica / My Gernika' by Edurne Mestraitua. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'LA BODA DE MI HIJA / My daughter’s wedding', by Fàtima Mansouri. (Photo: Ricard Díez)
'Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School', Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'They Fell like Stars from the Sky / Cayeron del cielo como estrellas', Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'Represión a los Mapuche / Repression of the Mapuche',by Pamela Luque. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services' Anonymous. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Paro de los estudiantes' chilenos 2 / Chilean students' strike 2', by Pamela Luque. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'En el lado “bueno” de la valla 2/ On the “Good" Side of the Fence 2, by Antonia Amador. (Photo: Roser Corbera)
'No más contaminación/ No more pollution', Anonymous. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
Como Alitas de chincol / Like Wings of Little Birds
Below we have a film by Vivienne Barry, 9.11 minutes, based on the arpilleras. It is in Spanish with English sub-titles and animates the arpilleras and gives us a chance to reflect on the human rights violations that are depicted in the arpilleras.