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Thursday, 4 February 2010

'Liminality; Different Views/Viewing Difference

Opening Friday 5th Feb at 8pm running till 23rd Feb at The Higher Bridges Gallery, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen

Guest Speaker:
Aideen McGinley – from Strabane is Ilex’s first female Chief Executive.
Aideen is involved in a wide range of economic, community and rural development initiatives, and had published papers and spoken widely on local development and leadership.
Aideen was awarded an OBE in 2000.

"LIMINALITY: Different Views / Viewing Difference" is the result of a cross-border project which began in 2006 with the partnering of Women Making Waves in Co. Fermanagh with Women Independently Living in Leitrim in Co. Leitrim, a sub-group of L.A.P.W.D.
This is an exhibition of Photographic Portraits of women with and without disabilities which has been facilitated by Irish Visual Artist Kathy O' Leary.
Drawings completed during workshops based on the Images of Women and their perception and symbols of Peace.
Also on show will be ceramics by Ann McNulty from Enniskillen.
The theme and objectives of this project are:
· To examine images of Women, Disability, The Troubles and the Peace Process.
· To empower women with disabilities in a post-conflict region to choose the imagery that represent themselves.

The result is a collection of photographic prints taken by the artist that show smiling, proud, stylish, independent women unashamed of disability or age, challenging accepted notions of “femininity, physicality and social priority”.
The partnership would like to thank Diane Henshaw, Arts office, Fermanagh District Council and everyone else that got involved.

Funded by: The EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation [PEACE II]: The Arts Council of Ireland [via CREATE’s Artist in the Community Scheme]: Co-operation Ireland

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