Irish Revolutionary women; histories, memories, legacies | Lecture by Prof. Dr. Mary MacAuliffe in Clonmel

Thursday 16 May, 7.30pm.

As part of the Decade of Commemoration celebration, artist Theresia Guschlbauer is revisiting her Women of the Rising re-enactment project, 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 with an introductory lecture by UCD Professor Dr. Mary MacAuliffe at the Main Guard, Clonmel 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.

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

2cando Arts in collaboration with South Tipperary Arts Centre and OPW.

More details available on the arts centre website: southtippartscentre.ie

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