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'A piece of me, a piece of us' by IPOD Young Women's Project, Women's Centre, Derry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

'A piece of me, a piece of us' by IPOD Young Women's Project, Women's Centre, Derry. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Exhibition: A piece of me, a piece of us
Description: This quilt, crafted by The IPOD Young Women's Project (Identify, Plan Organise and Deliver) was an initiative of the Women's Centre Derry/Londonderry in conjunction with Eden Place Arts Centre. It was inspired by The politics of Chilean Arpilleras exhibition held at the Harbour Museum, April 2008. The quilt consists of seven individual arpilleras. As the group met over a ten week period, stories were shared and peer support was offered. Each piece offers a window into the life of the young woman who made it and gives an insight into what is important to each of them. For many of these young women this was their first time working with textiles.

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): 14th October 2008 - 2nd December 2008
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: Working on this piece introduced these young women to the world of textiles and the possibilites of self and group expression through stitching.




Documents: • Launch Invitation - Oct 2008 - view
• Launch photos - 14th October 2008 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:A Piece of Me, a Piece of Us