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Posted 07/04/2018

Women of the Resistance

Date: 16/05/2019

Time: 7:30pm

Ticket type: Free

Venue: The Main Guard, Clonmel
Date: 16th May
Time: 7:30pm

As part of the Decade of Commemoration celebration, artist Theresia Guschlbauer is revisiting her Women of the Rising re-enactment project which involved 65 Tipperary based women in an exploration of women’s role in the 1916 Rising. Using this as a starting point, Theresia will be exploring further the 1916 women activists coming up to and in the aftermath of the Rising, when many issues such as women’s franchise, anti-conscription and prisoner’s rights were being campaigned for.

The project is being launched on Thursday 16th May with an introductory lecture by UCD Professor Dr. Mary MacAuliffe at the Main Guard at 7.30pm, under the title: Irish Revolutionary women; histories, memories, legacies. The lecture is free of charge and will present a fascinating account of the cultural and political landscape of the time. An exhibition will follow at South Tipperary Arts Centre from 23rd May which will invite enquiry into some of the revolutionary women and their contemporary relevance through images, textiles, objects and documents, and delve into how they went about highlighting the issues close to their hearts.

Over the period of the exhibition a number of workshops will take place where the personas of the women activists will be explored and discussions on the means used by women to bring attention to the issues that they cared so passionately about. Tours of the exhibition will also be available.

The project is a collaboration between 2cando Arts, the County Museum, Tipperary Heritage Office and South Tipperary Arts Centre.

To book a place for the lecture, for information on workshops and exhibition tours, please email Theresia at 2candoarts@gmail.com or 086 8225054