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TUS LSAD Womens Rights Are Human Rights exhibition as part of International Women’s Day

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TUS LSAD Womens Rights exhibition – 4th Year Student Eni Gaxha of Tralee, Kerry pictured above getting ready for the exhibition. Picture: Brian Arthur

TUS LSAD Womens Rights Are Human Rights exhibition as part of International Women’s Day

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4th Year Students Micheala Finnerty of Mountbellew Galway, Katie McKenna of Galway and Hannah Ross of Drimoleague Cork. Picture: Brian Arthur

Students from TUS Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) are adding their voice to an International Posters Exhibition on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination, which will open in the TUS LSAD Gallery this International Women’s Day, Tuesday March 8, 2022.


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The weeklong exhibition entitled Womens Rights Are Human Rights will run until Friday March 11, as one of several events across the Technological University of the Shannon’s (TUS) six campuses to mark International Women’s Day.

Womens Rights Are Humans Rights – International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination is an exhibition of posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights, while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education and participation in society.

Students have responded to TUS LSAD Womens Rights exhibition and created similarly-themed women’s rights and advocacy posters using RISO print and AR (augmented-reality) elements. This work will exhibit alongside the acclaimed international exhibition, originally organized and curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. 

4th Year Student Rachael Meaney of Limerick Picture: Brian Arthur

TUS Vice President People Culture & EDI Marian Duggan said the TUS LSAD Womens Rights poster exhibition argues for the empowerment of women, the achievement of equality between the genders and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. 

“We at TUS are particularly proud of the work of our LSAD students, of all genders, who have responded so well to the theme of Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Their work brings a local as well as global dimension to the exhibition, while also giving insight into the awareness of the challenges of gender inequality among the next generation of leaders, artists and teachers.”

Tamlyn Young, lecturer in Graphic Design Communications and Animation TUS LSAD, added, “We would encourage the public to visit the TUS LSAD Womens Rights free exhibition to not only view the powerful posters created by artists from all over the world, but to come and engage with our students’ work by downloading the Artivive app to their phones which will allow them to view the student’s posters through a three-dimensional augmented reality.”

The launch of the Womens Rights Are Human Rights exhibition will take place in the TUS LSAD Gallery, Clare Street Limerick at 6pm on March 8 and run until Friday March 11, 2022.

For more stories on International Womens Day go HERE 

For more info on TUS go HERE

 

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