Monday, 17 June 2024

Textile Details

'Untitled', by Sandra Pendon. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
'Untitled', by Sandra Pendon. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)


Title of Textile:Untitled
Maker: Sandra Pendon
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 we are drawn into a scene all too familiar during The Troubles; a vehicle in flames surrounded by soldiers with an army helicopter hovering overhead.

Car bombs were used throughout The Troubles period and caused death and destruction. In 1973 a car bomb on Railway Road in Coleraine killed six pensioners and injured thirty three others. In 1992 a van bomb exploded in Coleraine Town Centre; although no one was killed, it caused vast damage. Other car or van bombs were exploded in this area including in Ballymoney and Garvagh.

Sandra stitched this arpillera during workshops linked to 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 this tumultuous period in Northern Ireland; The Troubles.

Owner: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Collection
Location: Conflict Textiles store
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Deborah Stockdale
Provenance: Conflict Textile facilitated workshops, as part of "Stitching and Unstitching The Troubles" phase 1 & 2, 2012/2013.

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