Event Details

'To the Lighthouse', by Marlene Milner. (Photo: Rory McCarron)

'To the Lighthouse', by Marlene Milner. (Photo: Rory McCarron)


Exhibition:To the Lighthouse
Description: In this exhibition, Marlene Milner presents an interpretation of the literary work of Virginia Woolf in stitch and textile. The exhibition launch was complemented with a workshop by Helen Mc Laughlin titled "How women tell their stories."

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): 9th September 2011 - 10th December 2011
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: This exhibition challenged viewers to seek different sources of inspiration. In the words of Sandra Montgomery who viewed the exhibition: "the biggest impact for me was her source of inspiration. I had never thought to use a book as the starting point. So Marlene has made me think outside the box.

Documents: • Exhibition notice - Nov11 - view

Textiles Displayed:To the Lighthouse