Ideas on Human Rights

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A Human Rights collaboration (2005 -2010) in which UU students worked with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI) to communicate ideas and feelings about human rights issues. The project used animation and moving imagery to develop the work resulting in a series of public outputs, discussions and workshops, including: The Golden Thread Gallery: ‘A shout in the Street’, Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, The Waterfront Hall: International Human Rights conference, exhibition, lecture and workshop, Belfast Exposed: Exchange Mechanism and a public projection in St. Anne’s Square, Belfast. The project team included students from the University of Ulster, School of Art and Design, Peter O'Neill, Chief Executive for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Christine Blaney, Lecturer in Visual Communication at UU, Belfast. The project received funding of £5,000 from NIHRC, ACNI and CFNI. The collaboration placed a social and cultural perspective on the students’ work, fostering thinking about human rights and young people in a post conflict environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2008
EventA Shout in the Street: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art - Golden Thread Gallery / Belfast
Duration: 1 Jan 20101 Jan 2010

Bibliographical note

Event (exhibition): Exchange Mechanism
'Exchange Mechanism is an exhibition that questions the demands and denials of freedom in contemporary life, alongside artists' responsibility to actively engage with the political. Over eight weeks Belfast Exposed's public gallery will be transformed into an alternative political space, where activists, artists, campaign ideas...individuals and organisations from London, Brighton, Belfast, Zagreb, Helsinki, Dublin...reviving the idea of civic forum, one of the as yet unrealised promises of the Good Friday Agreement.'
Belfast Exposed / Belfast
11-02-2010 / 09-04-2010
Event (exhibition): Animating Your Rights
‘Animate your Rights’: exhibited in the Waterfront Hall during December 2008 to help promote a greater awareness of human rights and to showcase the winning entries from the NIHRC film and animation competition involving Visual Communications students at the University of Ulster. The competition was also supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and the Arts Council for Northern Ireland.
Waterfront Hall / Belfast
01-12-2008 / 31-12-2008
Outputmediatype: Moving image


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