Artist and human rights activist to give lecture at Playhouse

Posted on: 12th September 2011

A unique lecture by artist and human rights activist Claudia Bernardi will come to The Playhouse next week.
Claudia Bernardi is an internationally renowned artist who works in the fields of human rights and social justice, and who has exhibited her work in over 40 solo exhibitions. In all of her work over the past two decades - whether as an artist through installation, sculpture, and printmaking, as an educator through teaching and lecturing, or as a participant in human rights investigations - she has impacted thousands of people with her integrity, compassion, and truthfulness.


The Playhouse International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) will bring Claudia to The Playhouse for a special lecture on Wednesday September 14 at 8pm. In this lecture she will inspire a local audience of artists, community leaders, educationalists and human rights activists. This lecture is free and all are welcome.

Claudia is an artist who has witnessed monstrous atrocities and unspeakable human tragedies, yet speaks of these horrors in ways that communicate the persistence of hope, undeniable integrity, and necessary remembrance.

Born in Buenos Aires, Bernardi and her younger sister lost their parents while teenagers during a highly unstable time in the history of Argentina - a time of dictatorship and extreme political unrest.

"This lecture will offer an extraordinary opportunity for people to hear from a remarkable artist and activist." Elaine Forde, ICAN co-ordinator said.

The lecture is part of a vibrant and distinctive autumn ICAN programme, which will also bring innovative experimental theatre masterclasses to The Playhouse on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September and Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October.

The masterclasses will be run by co-founder of Dah Theatre Company, Serbia Dijana Milošević, co-founded Dah Theatre in Belgrade in 1991 at the height of the Yugoslavian war.

Both ICAN events are free and all are welcome. To attend either event or for more information contact Elaine at (028)71268027 or email


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ICAN is a three year project which has been part-financed by the European Union's Regional Development fund through EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (Peace III) managed through Special EU Programmes Body.


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