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    'The Africa Quilt', by Roland Agbage & Polly Eaton. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

    'The Africa Quilt', by Roland Agbage & Polly Eaton. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


    Exhibition:The Africa Quilt
    Description: The Africa Quilt was designed and made by Roland Agbage, a quilt-maker from Kogi State in Nigeria and Polly Eaton from Britain, who lived in Abuja Nigeria for many years. Here, the devastating impact of the exploitation of Africa's natural resources, on both her people and landscape, is depicted. The quilt shows us that the abundance of Africa has gone a long way to support the lifestyles of those in the wealthier nations of the world.

    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): 22nd October 2009 - 30th November 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 exhibition challenged viewers to consider the legacy of colonisation, the exploitation of Africa's natural resources and the unequal relationship between the minority and majority world.

    Documents: • Exhibition notice - Oct 2009 - view

    Textiles Displayed:The Africa Quilt