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'Events of 2011' by Irene MacWilliam; her last 'Event of the year' quilt, in a series of 27, beginning in 1986. (Photo: Irene MacWilliam)

'Events of 2011' by Irene MacWilliam; her last 'Event of the year' quilt, in a series of 27, beginning in 1986. (Photo: Irene MacWilliam)

 

Exhibition and associated events:Events of the Year Quilts and Testimonies of Survival: An exhibition of year quilts by Irene MacWilliam spanning 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

This exhibition also features a collection of Latin American arpilleras from Chile whose work show, 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 workshops and guided tours:
1. "How to Make a Memory Piece," Free intergeneration textile craft workshop with Irene McWilliams, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday 19 May 2012, Donegal County Museum.
2. "How to make an Arpillera Person" Free intergenerational textile craft workshop with Deborah Stockdale,1.30pm – 4.00pm
Saturday 9th June 2012, Donegal County Museum.
3. Guided tours by curator Roberta Bacic, 11.30am - 4.00pm, Tuesday 19th June, incorporating two short films "Common Threads" (story telling by the way of textiles) and "Killarney girls" (Zimbabwe women making an arpillera, and their life context) both 2011/2012 productions.
4. For group bookings contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel.: 074 9124613; E.: museum@donegalcoco.ie
Commissioned by: Donegal County Museum
Date(s): 12th April 2012 - 30th June 2012
Venue: Donegal County Museum
Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Donegal County Museum
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Documents: • Exhibition invitation - April 2012 - view
• Exhibition workshop invite - May 2012 - view