Event Details

Women engrossed in a quilt at the workshop in Downhill Hostel, County Derry, 31st May 2007, in preparation for the 2008 exhibition:

Women engrossed in a quilt at the workshop in Downhill Hostel, County Derry, 31st May 2007, in preparation for the 2008 exhibition: "The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts". (Photo: Nikki D'Adamo)

 

Workshop:The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts - Preparatory workshops (4)
Description: In the nine months prior to the exhibition several preparatory workshops took place.
1)Downhill Hostel, County Derry, 31st May 2007, facilitated by Gaby Franger and Roberta Bacic and organised by Quaker House Belfast
The main aim was to explore the possibility of exhibiting together and participate collectively in International Women's Day 2008. Photographs were taken by Nikki D'Adamo, a volunteer at The Junction. She also took notes of the session and helped the project move forward.

2)The Junction, 3rd November 2007
Quilt-makers from all over Ireland were present at this workshop, which provided them with an opportunity to get to know each other and share their quilting experiences. Photographs

3) On the 17th January 2008 quilt makers participated in a workshop focused on writing captions for the Irish catalogue. This was followed by a photographic session to photograph the Irish and Chilean quilts.

4)8th February 2008, The Junction
This workshop was held immediately prior to launch of “The politics of Chilean arpilleras” exhibition. The aim of this workshop was to discuss relevant aspects of the exhibitions due to start on 8th March 2008, decide on some practical matters regarding the Irish quilts that were in the process of being collected, and attend together the launch of the Chilean exhibition. Photographs

Commissioned by: The exhibition team - Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts
Date(s): 31st May 2007 - 8th February 2008
Venue: Various locations in Derry city and County
Downhill Hostel, Co. Derry; The Junction, Derry/Londonderry
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Roberta Bacic and the exhibition team
Outcome: This series of workshops facilitated a sharing of experiences within and between textile artists and the exhibition team. It provided an opportunity to plan the initiative in detail and laid the groundwork for future collaboration




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