SmashingTimes Exhibition Stat Na mBan- Open Tuesday-Friday   15th - 22nd Oct 2021

Admission: Free

Available to view Tuesday- Friday 11am-3pm

Translation: The Women’s State/The State of Women) – Visual Art, Poetry and Film Exhibition at the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Image: Video still, An Agreement of Silence (2021), by artist Sinead McCann, image courtesy of the artist. 

The exhibition features visual artworks in the gallery space, a film installation in the Studio and is accompanied by a series of compelling poems in print form hung in the gallery. Framed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a reflection on themes of gender-based violence, racism, migration, colonialism, feminism, silence, womanhood and women’s rights as human rights, this exhibition presents artworks from artists working with Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality as part of State of the Art: The Nation state as both Violator and Protector of Human Rights, supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.  These works tell stories of hidden voices, gender discrimination, racism and fear intertwined with courage, radical self-representation and love.

The exhibition features artworks by visual artists Hina Khan, Noelle McAlinden and Amna Walayat, poetry by Mary Moynihan, Féilim James and Michelle Costello and a video installation An Agreement of Silence by Sinead McCann. An Agreement of Silence is a new video artwork created and directed by Sinead McCann. It explores women’s experience and the alliance of the church, the state and the broader community in the confinement, exploitation and abuse of women in Magdalene laundries in Ireland. Monologue by Féilim James, movement direction by Kate Finnegan with dancers Vitor Bassi, Siobhán O’Connor and Mufaro Gambe, voice over by Michelle Costello, original composition and music by ELKIN.

Friday 15th October– 11am-3pm

Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd October – 11am-3pm

No booking required. Presented as part of Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2021.