Event Details

'Visions of the Communnity', by Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina McLaughlin. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

'Visions of the Communnity', by Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina McLaughlin. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition:Visions of The Community Quilt
Description: This quilt was an initiative of the Derry/Londonderry based Bluebell Arts Project, facilitated by Tina Mc Laughlin, in the summer of 2008.
The process of designing and making the quilt was a vehicle for local women to discuss and define the history, vision and aspirations of their community.

Vibrant colours were chosen, influenced by Tina who was inspired by seeing arpilleras exhibited in Pilots Row. A central quote on the quilt states: "A quilt should keep you safe and warm, so should a good community. We are all patches on that quilt."

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): 5th May 2009 - 10th July 2009
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PU, Northern Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: Working on this quilt was a very tangible mechanism for the women to deepen their knowledge of, and involvement in, their own community -past, present and future.




Documents: • Exhibition notice - May 2009 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:Visions of the Community