Event Details

The arpillera created during an intergenerational workshop hosted by the group

The arpillera created during an intergenerational workshop hosted by the group "Age Old Stories". (Photo: Rory McCarron)


Exhibition:"Age Old Stories" Arpillera, part of a permanent-rotating exhibition in the Verbal Arts Centre
Description: This arpillera is the outcome of an intergenerational workshop hosted by the group "Age Old Stories" In this workshop,young and old people from different community groups and schools in the city gathered at the Verbal Arts Centre to create an arpillera in which the stories of the girls and women from the local communities are told.

This workshop, facilitated by textile artist Deborah Stockdale, took place on the 13th March as part of the celebrations and launch of Story Makers 2008-2012, a festival of arpilleras and quilts to mark International Women's Day 2012.

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): 20th June 2012 - 20th August 2012
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: Both the process of making and exhibiting this arpillera facilitated a sharing of perspectives and enhanced mutual understanding between people of different ages, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Documents: • Exhibition notice - June 2012 - view

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