Body Wisdom at “Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey” Launch

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Basque Country arpillera, Edurne Mestraitua (2017), “Mi Guernica / My Gernika”

Exhibition Launch with performance by Body Wisdom

The exhibition launch of “Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey” took place at a packed Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady on Saturday 7th March, with a special dance performance from the Body Wisdom group from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company accompanied by Chilean musician Victor Henriquez on guitar. 

Body Wisdom, under the direction of Echo Echo Ensemble Artist Kelly Quigley, created a short movement piece in response to the themes of the work in collaboration with exhibition curator Roberta Bacic.

Thanks to Majella Biernat, Liam Cunningham, Ellen Factor, Deirdre Gillespie, Dennis Golden, Kelly Quigley and all of the Body Wisdom group. Thanks to Esther Alleyne and all at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre.

Photos from the exhibition launch and performance below are by Kevin McCauley.

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Public Exhibition at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

“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.

The full exhibition in partnership with Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre runs from Saturday 7 March to 11 April 2020 at the centre in Main Street, Limavady. Throughout the exhibition there will be a range of events, including talks, workshops and guided tours, which will give you a chance to engage with and reflect on the lives, stories, communities and contexts behind each textile. Supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

For further information visit the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre website: https://www.roevalleyarts.com/exhibitions/sheena-dempsey

 

 

 

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