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    Launch of exhibition: 'Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles - phase 1', Coleraine, Sept. 2012

    Launch of exhibition: 'Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles - phase 1', Coleraine, Sept. 2012


    Exhibition and associated activities:Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition: a two-phase programme of exhibitions and workshops exploring memories of conflict through textiles arpilleras created in Northern Ireland and across the world.
    Description: This exhibition "Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles" explores the multi-layered impact of conflict and its aftermath with a central emphasis on The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Through portraying current and historical conflicts in different parts of the world, over different decades, this collection of textiles, from Northern Ireland, England, Spain, Chile, Peru and Colombia, invites reflection on a range of issues: violence, death, denial, loss, disappearances, hunger strikes, displacement, resistance, the role of the church and transition to democracy. Phase one of this two phase programme of exhibitions and workshops incorporates a series of related events:
    1.Guided tours and textile making activity with Roberta Bacic and textile artist Marlene Milner, 10th September 2012, 11am - 4pm &
    24th September 2012, 6.30pm - 9.00pm.
    2.Conversation with textile artist, Irene MacWilliam, 15th September 2012
    3.In depth Arpillera workshop with Deborah Stockdale, 11am - 5pm.
    4.International Day of Peace event, 7pm Council Chamber, Coleraine Town Hall, 21st September 2012. Guests include Mairead Corrigan, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and singer Tony Kempster from the International Peace Bureau. A new book, edited by INNATE, "My Kind of Nonviolence", will be launched at the event.
    All events and workshops are free, but booking is essential.
    Booking: John Hamilton,(028) 2034 7235
    See web link: Northern Ireland Community Archive

    Commissioned by: Causeway Museum Service and Mid-Antrim Museums Service
    Date(s): 5th September 2012 - 29th September 2012
    Venue: Coleraine Town Hall
    The Diamond, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
    Curator: Roberta Bacic assisted by Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: Cultural Fusions, Causeway Museum Service and Mid-Antrim Museums Service
    Outcome: Through a series of post exhibition workshops, a number of textiles, focusing on participants responses to the exhibition and to "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland are being produced

    Documents: • Exhibition catalogue - view
    • Launch Invitation - Sept 2012 - view
    • Launch Invitation - Sept 2012 - view
    • Exhibition poster - Sept 2012 - view
    • Exhibition leaflet - Sept 2012 - view
    • Exhibition press release, Sept 2012 - view
    • 'My Kind of Non Violence', Launch, Sept 2012 - view
    • Peace Day Invitation, Sept 2012 - view

    Textiles Displayed:Peace Quilt - Common Loss
    Peace Dove
    Executed at dawn
    Lost children of war
    Women's Rights are Human Rights
    The Bill of Rights
    Shared Visions
    No going back
    Sew & Sew's Quilt
    Northern Ireland Peace Quilt
    Sant Roc, a Diverse Neighbourhood (Badalona, Spain)
    Threads of Life
    The People make the city
    Our allotments, The Pride of New Barns
    Mis memorias de la Guerra / My memories of the war
    El recuerdo de esta historia / The memory of this story
    Recuerdos de Trabajo y Guerra / Memories of Work and War
    La Mano que les Cuidó / The Hand that Cared for Them
    Hermanos Mapuche en huelga de hambre / Mapuche people on hunger strike
    NO a la ley antiterrorista / NO to the antiterrorist law
    Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
    Desplazamiento / Displacement
    Toma de terrenos en los barrios de Lima / Squatters in the shantytowns of Lima
    Encadenamiento / Women Chained to Parliament Gates
    Paz - Justicia - Libertad / Peace - Justice - Freedom
    ¿Dónde están nuestros hijos? / Where are our children?
    Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
    Libertad a los presos políticos / Freedom for the political prisoners
    No a la impunidad / No to impunity
    No al plebiscito, No podemos ni opinar / No to the plebiscite
    Al Servicio de la vida / Servicing life
    Olla común en una población / Soup Kitchen in a barrio
    Caín, ¿dónde está tu hermano? / Cain, where is your brother?
    Queremos Democracia / We want democracy
    Ganó la gente / People have won
    Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
    Events of 1992
    ¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?