Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival: Culture Night Pop-Up Exhibition and Talk

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Yoshi Oida, Actor, Director, Writer

Culture Night Pop-Up Exhibition and Talk featuring Women’s Stories 1916-1923 and Women’s Stories of WWII 

Date and Time: Friday 20 September, 2-7pm
Venue: Foyer of Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Moderator: Niamh Clowry, Smashing Times
Category: Pop-up exhibition and talks
Tickets: Ticketed Event – Free Admission. Open to the Public

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Carla Ryan as Ettie Steinberg in The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII


Women’s Voices Then and Now: Visual and Digital Art Exhibition, 2-7pm

A Women’s Voices Then and Now pop-Up Exhibition will run in the foyer of the Samuel Beckett Theatre from 2 to 7pm. The pop-up exhibition is based on a Creative Celebration of Women’s Stories from the 1916 to 1923 period in Irish history and from Irish Women’s Stories of Resistance during WWII, highlighting inspirational stories of change experienced by pioneering women in Ireland and across Europe. The pop-up exhibition features twelve specially commissioned pull-up banners highlighting images and stories of the following women:

Women’s stories from 1916-1923 include Constance Markievicz (1868-1927); Margaret Skinnider (1893-1971); Helena Molony (1884-1967); Dr Kathleen Lynn (1874-1955); Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877 1946); and Eva Gore Booth (1870-1926).

Women’s stories from WWII include, Mary Elmes (1908-2002); Ettie Steinberg (1914-42); Katherine (Kate) Anne Mc Carthy; Maureen Patricia O’Sullivan (1918-1994); Mary Cummins (1905-1999); Margaret Kearney Taylor (1890-1982); Margaret Kelly (1910-2004 ) and Catherine Crean ( -1945).

Digital Exhibition Available On-Line

A digital online exhibition on the women’s stories from the 1916 to 1923 period can be found here. Our venue is cyberspace and the Smashing Times online digital art exhibition is called Women’s Voices Then and Now – A Creative Celebration of Women’s Stories from 1916 to 1923. The online exhibition features research, articles, biographies, photographs and artworks made up of poems, digital images and script extracts, highlighting stories of change experienced by pioneering women in Ireland. We explore women’s stories covering the Irish Rising of 1916, the 1918 Centenary Vote for Women, the Civil War, War of Independence and the founding years of the Irish Free State. We also highlight the voices of artists and citizens today as they reflect on the decade of centenaries taking place in Ireland, along with 100 statements from members of the public in the Grangegorman area gathered by artists in response to the theme of the centenary celebration of votes for women. Are these ordinary women in extraordinary times or is it simply that all women are extraordinary?

The digital exhibition was launched by Senator Alice Mary Higgins on International Women’s Day 8 March 2019, supported by ‘ . . . the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art; the Grangegorman Development Agency; Dublin City Council; and the Creative Ireland Dublin City Programme 2018 and Dublin City Public Library Archive.

Talk: Join us for a talk on the topic of gender equality and the importance of ensuring equal access to female role models for young men and women, remembering the work of pioneering women in history and today who promoted social change, equality and human rights.

Time: 5-5.30pm