Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey

Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey

9 January – 12 April

“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.

The exhibition spans a three-month period, beginning with a small selection of textiles and memorabilia in the Ritter Gallery, 9 January 2020, organised and supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services Council. The full exhibition in partnership with Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre runs from Saturday 7 March to 11 April 2020. Throughout the exhibition there will be a range of events, which will give you a chance to engage with and reflect on the lives, stories, communities and contexts behind each textile.

Join us for the launch of the exhibition at Saturday 7 March, 2pm, with a special dance performance from The Body Wisdom Group of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company accompanied by Chilean musician Victor Henriquez on guitar. All welcome.

Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Activities

Schools Workshops: Making an Arpillera Doll
Friday 13 March, 10 – 11:30am and 1 – 2:30pm
FREE admission

Children will be invited to identify what an arpillera is by engaging with the arpilleras on display. They will make simple dolls which will be mounted on a hessian background. Parents will be invited to the exhibition to see their children's work from the 16 March onwards. If you would like your school to attend please call us on 02877760650 to book your place.


Arpillera Community Workshop for Adults
Saturday 14 March, 10 – 4pm
FREE admission, booking essential.

Three arpilleristas from Ateneu Sant Roc in Badalona/Catalonia will facilitate this workshop where participants will begin creating an arpillera that reflects their local community in Limavady. This piece will be completed post workshop and then displayed in Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre as a permanent artwork. Everyone is welcome to join in and you do not need any prior sewing experience. All materials will be provided.

Guided tour for men
Saturday 4 April, 2pm.
FREE admission, all welcome.

Curator Roberta Bacic will invite participants to engage with, reflect on and respond to the exhibition, with specific focus given to the male point of view on the exhibition.

Guided tour
Saturday 11 April, 2pm.
FREE admission, all welcome.

In this guided tour marking the close of the exhibition, curator Roberta Bacic will invite participants to engage with, reflect on and respond to the textile works on display.


Conflict Tecxtiles Doll Workshop 2
Conflict Textiles Arpillera Workshop
Conflict Textiles Doll Workshop

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