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    'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)

    'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)


    Exhibition:Cultures from the heart
    Description: This textile was crafted by the multi-cultural group in the Women's Centre, Derry and was inspired by The Art of Survival exhibition of Irish and International quilts, 2008. Each woman, within this diverse group of ten women, used her panel to express her own unique idea of her identity and culture through the medium of thread and textile. It is now on permanent display at the Women's Centre, where it was crafted.

    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): 10th September 2009 - 12th October 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: The process of creating this piece gave women the oportunity to learn more about each other's cultures. Exhibiting it in the Verbal Arts Centre gave viewers an insight into the customs and traditions of the home countries of the makers.

    Documents: • Exhibition notice - Sept 2009 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Cultures from the Heart