Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Event Details

A selection of textiles on display at the exhibition:

A selection of textiles on display at the exhibition: "The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts," Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, March - April, 2008. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Exhibition and associated activities:The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts
Description: This event launched "The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts" exhibition which was displayed in nine different venues throughout the city of Derry/Londonderry. It had originally been launched at the Harbour Museum one month earlier at an event which marked the opening of the exhibition "The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras".

The combined exhibition of Irish and international quilts and Chilean arpilleras was the result of a collaboration between Derry City Council Heritage and Museum Services and The Junction with guest curator Roberta Bacic.

A total of 26 Irish quilts, 17 Chilean arpilleras and 24 international quilts were displayed at the nine venues in Derry.

Commissioned by: Derry City Council, Heritage & Museum Service with local partner
Date(s): 8th March 2008 - 19th April 2008
Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6PU
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff
Outcome: The exhibition marked the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between the Verbal Arts Centre and Roberta Bacic leading to further textile exhibitions, workshops and outreach activities.
Photographs: Photographs of the launch taken by Martin Melaugh - View Here

Documents: • Irish Quilts Catalogue - The Art of Survival - view
• International Quilts Catalogue - view
• International and Irish Quilts catalogue - view
• Press Release, Derry 0208 - view
• Exhibition poster, Derry 0208 - view
• Exhibition Poster - view
• Map & list of venues, Derry Feb 2008 - view