Event Details

'Shared visions', by Belfast women's groups, facilitated by Sonia Copeland. (Photo: Christopher Keenan)

'Shared visions', by Belfast women's groups, facilitated by Sonia Copeland. (Photo: Christopher Keenan)

 

Exhibition:Shared Visions
Description: Four Belfast based women's groups participated in making this quilt: Ardmonagh Family Centre, Beechfield Parent Partnership, Women's Group Woodstock Alternatives and Women United Clifton Park Avenue. Here, the handcrafting of Loyalist, Nationalist, Republican and Unionist women demonstrates a tentative coming together to express a vision for a new inclusive society in Northern Ireland. Quaker House Belfast,funded and co-ordinated the making of the quilt and it was donated to them on completion.

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): 13th January 2009 - 6th February 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: This piece, both in the making and exhibiting, engaged women on a cross community basis. This sharing of spaces, conversation and meals formed the basis for exploring a shared future.




Documents: • Exhibition notice - Jan 2009 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:Shared Visions