Sunday, 29 January 2023

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
Description:

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.

http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/chron/ch82.htm

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



Textile exhibited at: Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles-phase 2, 13/04/2013 - 29/06/2013
Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles exhibition 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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