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    '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