The Art of Resistance: Exhibition
It is our pleasure to announce that the Industrial Workers of the World Ireland Branch will be participating in the forthcoming 'The Art of Resistance' exhibition in Belfast. A spokesperson for the IWW Ireland Branch broke the news this afternoon by stating that "The union are pleased to announce that an IWW poster will be on display at the forthcoming art exhibition in Belfast, to celebrate the power of communities who are fighting for environmental justice."
Organisers of the exhibition noted that it 'explores the contested heritage that is situated in areas under threat of extractivism' in the North of Ireland.
The artists involved have created work responding to places, folklore, heritage, people, stories that represent this place we all call home. This exhibition is a platform to share what we as society want to save and protect in our villages, towns, cities and rural areas.
The IWW spokesperson continued; "This is a fantastic community response to what is an ongoing and very active community and environmental campaign, of which our union as well as many others fully supports. It is important that we all encourage as many of our friends, family and fellow workers to attend. Without doubt, it is a worthwhile exhibition and a brilliant effort to help highlight and educate our communities and workplaces of the destruction and impact that toxic gold mining will have on all of us. That's if we allow it to continue without genuine community resistance from below to demand an immediate end to toxic gold mining in our Sperrins."
All proceeds from the sale of work are in aid of Save our Sperrins crowdfunder campaign.
For more details see here - https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/save-our-sperrins-108907
Date: Thursday 2nd November 2023
Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast
Light refreshments will be provided.
We are delighted to announce that comedian and playwright Nuala McKeever will be opening the exhibition. We will have harp music by Aisling Cowan and a piece by local poet Niamh McNally.