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Threads of Empowerment: Conflict Textiles’ International Journey

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Explore the different experiences of conflict, oppression and human rights violations across the world through textiles. Part of Belfast International Arts Festival.


People across the world have communicated their experiences of violence and conflict, human rights violations, poverty, oppression and environmental issues through the form of textile narrative.

The result is a visual record and a form of artistic expression based on personal, and often very poignant testimonies.

This collaborative exhibition will explore the strengths and highlights of the Conflict Textiles collection – its history, international diversity and the important themes it addresses.

Learn more about the Conflict Textiles collection and associated activities through this link.


What to know

Image credits: Detail of ‘Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighborhood’,Photo: Martin Melaugh, © Conflict Textiles

This event is part of Belfast International Arts Festival

Event Address: Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5AB

Suitable For: All Ages

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Starts: Thu 1 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 31 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Belfast City

Event Type: Exhibition, Family Friendly

Price: Free