Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'William King, RIP', by Gwendoline King. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'William King, RIP', by Gwendoline King. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:William King, RIP
Maker: Gwendoline King, Fab Femmes, Ballymoney
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Year Produced: 2013
Size (cm): 30cm x 50cm
Materials: A mixture of natural and man made fabrics on a natural fabric backing
Type of Textile: Arpillera

Here Gwendoline remembers her Father in law, William King, one of the first casualties of The Troubles. She recalls: “On September 23rd 1969, anxious that his son was late returning from the technical college on Strand Road, Derry, William set off to meet him. Amid the violent clashes taking place between Catholics and Protestants in the city centre area of Derry on that day, William, who had no involvement in The Troubles, was beaten to death.”

Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
Location: Coleraine Museum, Northern Ireland
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

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