Event Details

L to R: Anne Montgomery, guest speaker and textile specialist; Irene MacWilliam, artist and quilter; and Roberta Bacic, guest curator. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

L to R: Anne Montgomery, guest speaker and textile specialist; Irene MacWilliam, artist and quilter; and Roberta Bacic, guest curator. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition and associated activities:Events of the Year Quilts and Testimonies of Survival: An exhibition of year quilts by Irene MacWilliam spanning over the last 25 years.
Description: This exhibition of year quilts by Irene MacWilliam spanning the last 25 years illustrates Irene's skill of quilting and her concerns about natural and human disasters. A small selection of her quilts may be viewed here; Further information is available from her website http://irenemacwilliam.co.uk

The exhibition also features a collection of Latin American arpilleras from Chile whose work highlight, expose and denounce events that have dramatically shaped the lives of women as a result of political and social violence.

The exhibition is complemented by two events:
Seminar: "From the signing of the Good Friday Agreement to a possible Truth Commission for Northern Ireland," 21st February 2012, 12.00 - 2.00pm, Tower Museum, chaired by Professor Brice Dickson.

Workshop: "How to make a Memory Piece of an Event or Person", by Irene MacWilliam; Saturday 25th February 2012; 10.00 am - 4.00 pm; Education Room, Tower Museuem.
Commissioned by: Derry City Council, Heritage and Museum Service; and Tower Museum
Date(s): 16th February 2012 - 24th March 2012
Venue: Tower Museum, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Union Hall Place, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6LU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Bernadette Walshe, Archivist Derry City Council Museum and Visitor Service
Outcome:
Photographs: Photographs of launch of Exhibition, 16th February 2012 - View Here




Documents: • Exhibition invitation, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Exhibition press release, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Comments by Bacic, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Associated seminar notice, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Introductory comments, Montgommery, Feb 2012 - view
• Speakers abstracts, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Seminar press release, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
• Seminar presentation, Collins, Derry,Feb 2012 - view
• Seminar presentation, Derry, Feb 2012 - view
 




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