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    'Coleraine Bombing' by Leanne Hanson. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Coleraine Bombing' by Leanne Hanson. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


    Title of Textile:Coleraine Bombing
    Maker: Leanne Hanson, 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 Leanne depicts a building in flames, following the bombing of Coleraine Town centre, by the IRA, on Friday, 13th November 1992. Moores Shop in the Mall, Coleraine Town Hall and many commercial premises nearby suffered extensive damage from the blast.

    Whilst no one was killed, several major buildings had to be demolished. Coleraine Town Hall, required major structural work and did not re-open until August 1995.

    Leanne stitched 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 weekly workshops, women had the opportunity through the medium of textile, to explore and record their memories of the tumultuous period in Northern Ireland; The Troubles.

    Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, 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
    Stitched Legacies of Conflicts , 7/10/2016 - 26/11/2016

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