WESTERN SAHARA: footsteps towards freedom

Posted by ARTifariti on 11:13

An exhibition of photography, media and art installation

Created by Bryan Duffy and Emily McFarland

Mayo County Library,

The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Official Launch: Friday 17th September 7.30pm

Food and wine reception.

Exhibition runs from Sat 18th Sept to Sat 25th Sept

The Exhibition will be launched by Councillor Thérèse Ruane

The issue of the disputed territory of Western Sahara has slowly disappeared from our consciousness as a result of Moroccan media censorship; as well as the medias own lack of interest in the issue for reasons we can only assume are financially motivated. This apparently coincides with political and economic constraints. Without media presence Western Sahara no longer exists.

This exhibition attempts to provoke a discussion on the insightful, mischievious and unforgiving nature of the Media; while re-igniting issues surrounding Western Sahara. It also displays images of its forgotten people, where a strong community spirit allows them to struggle with dignity in the aftermath of their unimaginable walks of escape from their homeland to the freedom of the refugee camps in Algeria. Fading memories of loved-ones complimented with physical scars are their only possessions.

The Exhibition is supported by the Mayo County Library, the Mayo Arts Squad, Campbell’s Kodak Centre, The Olive Tree and Lyons 'Late n' Early' Shop