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    'Nuestra Travesía / Our journey', by Mujeres del Mundo-Babel. (Photo: Rory McCarron)

    'Nuestra Travesía / Our journey', by Mujeres del Mundo-Babel. (Photo: Rory McCarron)


    Exhibition:Nuestra Travesía / Our journey
    Description: This arpillera was made by a group of women called "Mujeres del Mundo-Babel" (Women of the Babel-World), from various parts of the world, who live in Bilbao. The inspiration for this arpillera stemmed from a visit by Esther Vital to "The Art of Survival" exhibition in Derry/Londonderry, 2008, which featured Irish and International quilts as well as arpilleras. Enthused by her, the group created a collective arpillera,supported by small individual arpilleras, to commemorate their 10th anniversary.

    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): 15th January 2011 - 28th February 2011
    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 particular exhibition, itself the outcome of an earlier exhibition, further highlighted the power of arpilleras in articulating grassroots issues. It deepened connections between the Verbal Arts Centre and international contacts fostered through Roberta Bacic and it brought a different cohort of viewers to the centre

    Documents: • Exhibition leaflet - Jan 11 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Nuestra Travesía / Our journey