We're delighted to be able to host STILL, WE WORK in two newly developed spaces at Callan Workhouse Union. It's very poignant to have an exhibition of contemporary art, which addresses the experience of women's work in Ireland, at a building designed in the early 19th century around labour as a form of both control and oppression. We hope that STILL, WE WORK will bring about a meaningful discussion around today's conditions and experience of work, engaging with our neighbours and community who come to see the exhibition, and who participate in our public programme of events.
As a unique collaboration of artists and NWCI, this exhibition recognises the paid and unpaid, seen and unseen work that women do and highlights the intrinsic links between women’s work and the inequalities that women widely experience in society. The exhibition will be a platform for women and artists from a diversity of backgrounds to come together and examine these issues through different forms of art. NWCI hopes that this unique process will strengthen our cooperation with local women’s groups in the region to work together on issues of shared concern. We must ensure women are central in government policies to activate women into and protect women in the workforce.