This Conflict Textiles exhibition of arpilleras, photographs and posters, commissioned by the Regional Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Letterkenny Amnesty group, highlights the devastating impact of war on children, their families and communities. It was first exhibited at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 1 March – 15 April 2017. Since then it has been on display at the CB1 Gallery, Limerick (commissioned by Doras Luimní), 17 – 28 July at the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, 3 – 27 October, 2017. Exhibiting it in the Regional Cultural Centre marks the first stage of its journey in 2018.
The arpilleras are drawn from Conflict Textiles, the framed photographs from Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc(Catalonia) with a selection of smaller archival photos from a few collections and the posters from INNATE(Irish Network for Nonviolent Action Training and Education).
Partners to this initiative are CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet), at Ulster University, Linen Hall LibraryBelfast, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Amnesty International Ireland and Letterkenny Amnesty group.
The exhibition launch takes place on Friday, 9th February, 2018, 12.30 – 2pm, followed by a “Hands on” workshop: Connecting with arpilleras, facilitated by Roberta Bacic, 2-3pm.