This exhibition, which incorporates two phases, is a collaboration between Conflict Textiles, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre (RVACC) and Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc. It builds on previous collaborations with both organisations over the last 10 years.Through the medium of arpilleras, created in various continents, it charts global progress on the journey to realising children’s rights, particularly relating to family life, play, education, health and protection from violence. The impact of, and response to, violations of children’s rights is uncovered and the question is asked: How can we embrace a culture of children’s rights?
Phase 1 of the exhibition, hosted by Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc in Badalona (10th November 2020 – 29th January 2021), was framed around the United Nations World Children’s Day, 20th November. The 2020 commemoration marked the 61st anniversary of the UN General Assembly adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the child in 1989.This short film was compiled by Roser Corbera from photographs taken during the exhibition programme. It illustrates the range of onsite activities implemented, within the context of COVID 19 restrictions.
In phase 2 (15th March – 30th May 2021), the exhibition moves to Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, where it is hosted online. This phase coincides with the Spring Equinox on 20th March, which heralds the beginning of Spring; a time for children to play outdoors.
Through a partnership with Balnamore Primary School and teacher Catherine Martin, a creative project on Children’s Human Rights will be delivered. The initiative will begin on 19th April and will focus specifically on the right of children to play. It will culminate in a virtual exhibition of the artwork created by the school children.
See exhibition at the link below