Friday, 19 July 2024

Textile Details

'Ballykelly Bombing', by Justene Archer. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'Ballykelly Bombing', by Justene Archer. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Ballykelly Bombing
Maker: Justene Archer, Focus on Families, Ballysally, Coleraine
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, Justene portrays the aftermath of the bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar and Disco in Ballykelly, County Derry, Monday, 6th December, 1982, planted by the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). A total of 17 people were killed, 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians.

This arpillera was sewn by a participant of 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
Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 17/11/2014 - 18/11/2014
Textile Accounts of Conflicts, 6/02/2015 - 7/03/2015

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