Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Event Details

'Following the thread' Exhibition poster. (Photo: Janet Wilkinson)

'Following the thread' Exhibition poster. (Photo: Janet Wilkinson)


Exhibition and associated activities:Following the Thread - Arpilleras and Quilts Exhibition
Description: This exhibition was a follow up to the exhibition Threads of Life: Quilts and arpilleras that speak out displayed at the Liverpool World Museum as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival in October 2009.

A total of 13 textiles were exhibited. Nine of these pieces were comprised of individual pieces by group members mounted on a common backing. They were the outcome of a series of textile workshops on the theme of heritage, led by facilitators Janet Wilkinson and Susan Beck from October 2009 - March 2010. Two mini arpilleras were completed by the facilitators. Another group piece from a separate series of workshops led by Susan Beck complemented the existing pieces, whilst a Peruvian arpillera from the collection of curator Roberta Bacic completed the exhibition.

There was a private preview event on 14 June 2010.
Commissioned by: Liverpool Irish Festival
Date(s): 21st June 2010 - 27th June 2010
Venue: Community Base, World Museum, Liverpool
William Brown Street, Liverpool. L3 8EN
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Janet Wilkinson and Susan Beck
Outcome: This exhibition and associated programme of events attracted a broad range of viewers and workshop participants and generated great community participation.

Documents: • Exhibition notice - view
• Exhibition and workshop schedule - view
• Following the Thread: Pnvate view invitation - view
• Arpilleras from textile workshops - 2009/2010 - view