Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'Through the Barricades', by Jacqui Hill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'Through the Barricades', by Jacqui Hill. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Through the Barricades
Maker: Jacqui Hill, Focus on Families, Ballysally, Coleraine
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2013
Size (cm): 30cm (w) x 50cm (l)
Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

Here we are drawn to the central image of a heart, overlaid on the two prominent flags in Northern Ireland, the Union Jack and the Tri colour. In this piece, Jacqui tells the story of lovers from opposing communities who had to meet in secret during The Troubles. She reflects: “Even today, this is still an issue.”

Jacqui created this arpillera during workshops that took place as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013. In these workshops, women had the opportunity, over a series of weeks, to explore their memories of The Troubles; the 30 year period of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland, dating from the late 1960s until 1998, which resulted in the deaths of more than 3,000 people.

Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
Location: Conflict Textiles store
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Deborah Stockdale
Provenance: Conflict Textile facilitated workshops, as part of "Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles" phase 1 & 2, 2012/2013.

Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles II, 6/12/2013 - 22/02/2014
Stitched Legacies of Conflicts , 7/10/2016 - 26/11/2016
The Troubles and Beyond, 13/05/2019 - 6/10/2020
(Des) Tejiendo Miradas / (Un-) Stitching Gazes , 15/01/2021 - 1/03/2021
The Good Friday Agreement: Work in Progress, 12/04/2023 - 16/04/2023
ARK / Conflict Textiles , 1/06/2023 - 6/03/2024

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