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    'Life with and without Bees', by Janet Wilkinson. (Photo: Janet Wilkinson)
    'Life with and without Bees', by Janet Wilkinson. (Photo: Janet Wilkinson)


    Title of Textile:Life with and without Bees
    Maker: Janet Wilkinson
    Country of Origin: England
    Year Produced: 2014
    Size (cm): 43cm (w) X 57cm (l)
    Materials: Handstitched on recycled and donated fabrics
    Type of Textile: Arpillera

    The declining bee population, both nationally and globally, under threat from disappearing green spaces, intensive farming practices, disease and over use of pesticides, prompted Janet to create this arpillera.

    Here, Janet, using images from her immediate environment comments: “The left hand side is present day with active bees and the right hand side is a possible future as the bee population declines.” As bees pollinate three-quarters of the world's most important crops their absence means - no fruit, vegetables, flowers, wildlife and less food.

    She urges people to take actions to prevent this doomsday scenario, ranging from planting flowers, campaigning against pesticides to keeping bees.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection. Donation from Janet Wilkinson
    Location: c/o Johanna Menzinger, Freiburg, Germany
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Janet Wilkinson

    Textile exhibited at: Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014
    Arpillera Voices and Echoes , 6/10/2016 - 14/11/2016
    Arpilleras viajeras: Chilenas y de otras latitudes, 16/11/2016 - 12/12/2016
    Arpilleras Speak Truth, 25/09/2017 - 28/10/2017
    Latin American Village, 16/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
    Development Education in the Continuum of Teacher Education , 6/02/2019 - 6/02/2019
    From Home to Here: Stories of Languages Old and New, 5/11/2019 - 20/12/2019
    Poesie des Nähens / The Poetry of Stitching, 17/01/2020 - 8/03/2020

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