Sunday, 29 January 2023

Textile Details

'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Cultures from the heart', Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Title of Textile:Cultures from the Heart
Maker: Multi-cultural group, Derry Women's Centre
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2009
Size (cm): 2.60m x 1.55m
Materials: Scraps of material hand and machine sewn onto a fabric backing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

Cultures from the heart was crafted by the multi-cultural group in the Women's Centre, Derry and was inspired by The Art of Survival exhibition of Irish and International quilts, 2008. Each woman, within this diverse group of ten women, used her panel to express her own unique idea of her identity and culture through the medium of thread and textile.

Margaret Logue, co-ordinator of the Women's Centre participated in the process: "I depicted some memories from my life as a child in Derry... It's a great thing to work together and have something at the end. Participants are very proud of it."

For her, learning about other women's countries of origin was very important: "All of the women picked a theme from their own country and this made it really interesting. There were at least eight to ten regions in different countries represented." Cultures from the heart is now on permanent display at the Women's Centre, where it was crafted.

Owner: Women's Centre, Derry
Location: Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Colin Peck

Textile exhibited at: Women's Real Lives , 5/03/2009 - 28/03/2009
Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
Cultures from the heart, 10/09/2009 - 12/10/2009
Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014

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