Embracing Human Rights: Conflict Textiles’ Journey

7 March – 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.