Friday, 10 July 2020
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    Letterkenny Irish Countrywoman's Association (ICA) proudly display their finished piece

    Letterkenny Irish Countrywoman's Association (ICA) proudly display their finished piece "Sheep in Quilts -Caorigh agus Olann".


    Exhibition:Sheep in Quilts-Caorigh agus Olann
    Description: Caorigh agus Olann was a project organised by Donegal County Museum as part of an international project involving partners in Norway and East Iceland. As the project theme was Sheep and Wool, Donegal County Museum chose The Gweedore Sheep War - an important historical event in Donegal in the mid 1800s - as the theme to create a quilt, using Donegal wool and tweed. A cross border Banner Project involving Tyrone, Derry and Donegal, organised by Community Dialogue, also formed part of this exhibition. It also uses sheep as a motif and tweed produced in Spamount Mill (now closed) near Castlederg.

    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): 1st July 2010 - 15th August 2010
    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: In this exhibition, the power of textiles, traditional and local, brought local history alive, prompting discussion and reflection.

    Documents: • Exhibition notice - July 2010 - view
    • Exhibition leaflet (p1)- July 2010 - view
    • Exhibition leaflet (p2)-July 2010 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Sheep in Quilts -Caorigh agus Olann