Event Details

An arpillera by pupils from Escola Sant Pau, which was exhibitied as part of the exhibition: “Arpilleres: Les nostres històries fan història”. (Photo: Neus Bartroli)

An arpillera by pupils from Escola Sant Pau, which was exhibitied as part of the exhibition: “Arpilleres: Les nostres històries fan història”. (Photo: Neus Bartroli)

 

Exhibition :Arpilleres: Les nostres històries fan història / Arpilleras: Our Stories Make History
Description: "Arpilleres: Les nostres històries fan història", is an innovative educational experience developed in the public school, Escola Sant Pau, in the town of Sant Pol de Mar, near Barcelona (Catalonia). This inter disciplinary project, now in its fourth year, through the medium of textiles, facilitates work on major educational areas and moral values such as Peace and Environmental respect.

Mayor of Sant Pol de Mar Council Montserrat Garrido and teachers Neus Bartrolí and Carmen Pérez, Sant Pau Primary School, travelled to Derry for the launch and delivered a short input on their experience of the project within their school and wider area.

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): 30th November 2012 - 30th March 2013
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Sant Pau primary school, Sant Pol de Mar, Catalonia (near Barcelona)
Outcome: This exhibition deepened relationships between the Verbal Arts Centre and Escola Sant Pau in Catalonia and highlighted the educational benefits of introducing arpillera making to children.




Documents: • Exhibition notice - Nov 2012 - view
• Launch invitation - VAC, Nov 2012 - view
 




Textiles Displayed: