Event Details

Participants from “Making the Future” Project pictured with Breege Doherty, Conflict Textiles, at the Guildhall, after viewing the quilt by Deborah Stockdale: “The Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives”. (Photo: Donal Mc Anallen)

Participants from “Making the Future” Project pictured with Breege Doherty, Conflict Textiles, at the Guildhall, after viewing the quilt by Deborah Stockdale: “The Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives”. (Photo: Donal Mc Anallen)

 

Workshop:Conflict Textiles workshops
Description: These two workshops formed part of a seven-workshop community engagement programme, ‘Troubles Art’, run by National Museums Northern Ireland and the Nerve Centre, Derry / Londonderry, as part of the PEACE IV-funded Making the Future project.

The first workshop began in the Guildhall with a viewing of Deborah Stockdale’s quilt depicting the Ulster Plantation: “The Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives”. Moving to the Tower Museum, the group learned of the origins of the Conflict Textiles collection, gained an understanding of arpilleras, saw examples from Chile and Northern Ireland, and utilised the ‘Conflict Textiles’ website.

In the second workshop, the group made arpillera characters linked to the workshop theme.
Commissioned by: Troubles Art strand, ‘Making the Future’ project
Date(s): 9th January 2019 - 29th January 2019
Venue: Tower Museum, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Union Hall Place, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6LU The Guildhall, Guildhall St, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6DQ
Curator: Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty
Facilitator: Donal McAnallen, National Museums, Northern Ireland
Outcome: At the end of the first workshop the participants had a good understanding of the breadth of Conflict Textiles collection, both from the workshop input and from a practical session on using the website. Through seeing actual arpilleras, they gained an understanding of the origins of arpilleras and their defining characteristics.
In the second workshop, the participants were given photographs (from the NMNI collection) depicting ordinary people during The Troubles, and used these as inspiration to create their own arpillera character representing someone linked to those pictured.




Documents: • Photo gallery: Workshops, Jan 2019 - view