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Intently viewing the exhibits at the launch of the exhibition: 'An Interpretation of Seamus Heaney's

Intently viewing the exhibits at the launch of the exhibition: 'An Interpretation of Seamus Heaney's "Field Work" Through the Medium of Fabric and Thread', in the Verbal Arts Centre, 10th June 2010. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition:An Interpretation of Seamus Heaney's "Field Work" Through the Medium of Fabric and Thread
Description: Textile artist Helen Heron completed an exhibition of textile pieces interpreting each of the 27 poems from Nobel Laureate poet Seamus Heaney in April 2009, to commemorate Heaney's 70th birthday.

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.

Web link: Helen Heron - Field Work
Commissioned by: Verbal Arts Centre, and curator
Date(s): 10th June 2010 - 31st August 2010
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre
Outcome: In the words of curator Roberta Bacic, this exhibition brought together the visual and the verbal, giving "visual and tactile life to Seamus Heaney’s poems contained in his volume of poetry Field Work,”




Documents: • Launch Invitation - June 2010 - view
• Photographs of launch - VAC, June 2010 - view
 




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