Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Event Details

"Who will fill their shoes", Bogside and Brandywell Women's group Installation - a reminder of children killed in the Israeli military offensive on Gaza, 27th Dec - 8th Jan 2009. (Photo: Eden Place Arts Centre)


Exhibition and associated activities:Women's Real Lives - International Women's Day, 2009
Description: This exhibition was organised to celebrate International Women's Day 2009 and also as the culmination of a series of events and workshops resulting from the 'Quilt Trail' and 'Art of Survival' exhibitions in Derry in March 2008. It took place at four different venues in the city of Derry: the Tower Museum, Eden Place Arts Centre, the Verbal Arts Centre and the Women’s Centre.

The exhibition showcased various creative art pieces by individuals, artists and groups of women from the Derry City Council area and beyond. In the Verbal Arts Centre it coincided and was integrated with the exhibition: Peruvian Arpilleras that tell a story, cry out, challenge and question which started a month earlier (7th February) and finished later (6th April) than the “Women’s Real lives” exhibition.
Commissioned by: Derry City Council, Heritage & Museum Service with local partner
Date(s): 5th March 2009 - 28th March 2009
Venue: Eden Place Arts Centre
Pilots Row CentreBishop Street WithinDerry-Londonderry BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Eden Place Arts Centre staff
Outcome: This exhibition harnassed and sustained the momentum from the 2008 exhibition "The Art of Survival: International and Irish quilts". It further introduced viewers from all walks of life to a wide variety of textiles with a broad spectrum of themes. Having it in four locations encouraged viewers to see different areas of the city, perhaps previously unfamiliar to them.

Documents: • call for proposals, 2009 - view
• Exhibition notice, March 2009 - view
• Exhibition venues/launch, March 2009 - view

Textiles Displayed: