Event Details

Islanders and guests at the launch of the exhibition: 'Rathlin Reflections - threads from an Island home Installation'. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

Islanders and guests at the launch of the exhibition: 'Rathlin Reflections - threads from an Island home Installation'. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition:Rathlin Reflections: threads from an Island home
Description: Nearly 20 years ago a group of Rathlin Island women gathered to piece together their stories of Island life. These stories were transformed into a beautiful 16 panel quilt which resided in the Island’s Boathouse Museum. In 2010, a group of Rathlin women, under the umbrella of the Rathlin Development and Community Association (RDCA) gathered again to continue the story. Supported by Roberta Bacic, they created a number of new textile panels. The installation, Rathlin Reflections, centred around the women’s first Boathouse Quilt, and included the new arpillera as well as artistic creations from Rathlin children and other artistic expressions.

This installation 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
Date(s): 8th March 2011 - 14th April 2011
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic
Outcome: This event has fostered relationships and connections which have subsequently led to the creation of arpilleras depicting Island life. These have been exhibited in various exhibitions.
Photographs: Photographs of launch event and installation, 8 March 2011 - View Here




Documents: • Exhibition flier - March 2011 - view
• Press release- March 2011 - view