Event Details

The group from Fundació Atenue Sant Roc, Badalona, who attended the launch of their exhibition in the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, 14th April 2011. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

The group from Fundació Atenue Sant Roc, Badalona, who attended the launch of their exhibition in the Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, 14th April 2011. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition:Sant Roc, a Diverse Neighbourhood (Badalona, Spain)
Description: These arpilleras are the outcome of the community experience "Arpilleras,Women Sewing Stories," which took place in the neighbourhood of Fundació Sant Roc, Badalona on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona in Spain. In November 2010, three women from Sant Roc travelled to Derry for the launch of the exhibition "The Human Cost of War." The exhibition curator Roberta Bacic suggested that they exhibit at the Verbal Arts Centre. Sant Roc, a Diverse Neighbourhood is the result of this commitment.

This exhibition was part of a continuous series of arpillera and quilt exhibitions hosted by the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry and curated by Roberta Bacic, from 2008 to 2013. Each exhibition, comprised of a piece or pieces created by community groups from different parts of the island, other countries, or individual women, was displayed for a number of weeks before being replaced with a new exhibition.
Commissioned by: Verbal Arts Centre, and curator
Date(s): 14th April 2011 - 16th June 2011
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: In the words of Fundació Atenue Sant Roc: “The arpilleras have enabled us to establish a communicational bridge amongst women of different ages, origins and and cultural backgrounds. [They] are the stories of memories, dreams and personal experiences. They capture the personal view of the world these women live in.” Exhibiting in the Verbal Arts Centre has facilitated a further sharing, recognition and understanding of their experiences.
Photographs: Photographs of the launch of installation, 14 April 2011 - View Here




Documents: • Exhibition notice - April 11 - view
• Exhibition leaflet - April 11 - view