Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Textile Details

'Troubles in Ballymoney', by Lorna Skelton. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'Troubles in Ballymoney', by Lorna Skelton. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Troubles in Ballymoney
Maker: Lorna Skelton, 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

In this arpillera, Lorna, through her image of a burning building, depicts the impact and aftermath of the Ballymoney van bomb in 1972, detonated by the IRA: “A small wool shop which I would often have been in with my Mother was blown up. My arpillera is of a building that burned during that time.”

Lorna sewed this arpillera in one of the workshops that took place as part of the associated activities during the exhibition Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles I and II, 2012/2013.

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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