In many countries across the world textiles are traditionally used to voice injustices and human rights violations. This exhibition brings together a selection of arpilleras, wall hangings, quilts and memorabilia from the international Conflict Textiles collection as well as Mexican handkerchiefs produced by the Embroidering for Peace movement and a collection of Welsh quilts and banners made by local artists and activists.
Welsh contributors include Ceredigion Museum, textile artists Eileen Harrison and Becky Knight and peace activists Ian and Thalia Campbell.
An associated programme of activities such as textile workshops and roundtable discussions will take place from March to May 2017. Special film screenings will take place during the WOW Festival.
Part of the People’s Stories Season
Associated Programme of Events:
25 March, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: 11am-1pm: Free workshop “Making an arpillera doll”;
25 March 6-8pm: EXHIBITION LAUNCH with Chilean music
10 April, 7:15pm, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: Frankie Armstrong with Bright Field, acapella concert “The Voice of All Things”
13 April, 1:30-3:30pm, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: Free children’s workshop “Making Easter dolls”
20 April 8pm, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: “Whatever You Say, Say Something: Creative responses to the Ulster 'Troubles'”, with Damian Gorman and Eileen Harrisson
5 May, 2.30-4.30pm, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: Free workshop “Sewing a protest banner”
Most Fridays, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: “Embroidering for Peace” – solidarity stitching for the Mexican disappeared & victims of violence
Every Saturday, 11:30-12:30, Arts Centre, Gallery 1: Free guided tour of “Stitched Voices” exhibition