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    'Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?', by Irene MacWilliam (Photo: Colin Peck)
    'Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?', by Irene MacWilliam (Photo: Colin Peck)


    Title of Textile:Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?
    Maker: Irene MacWilliam
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2010
    Size (cm): 53cm (w) x 43cm (l)
    Materials: Cottons and polycottons. Markal oil paintsticks
    Type of Textile: Textile piece

    This piece by Irene MacWilliam, expresses her anxiety for her grandchildren and the burden of responsibility they bear for climate change and an ever-changing environment. Here, she highlights the concerns affecting us globally via the language and world of a child -will there still be flowers and apples in the future?

    The little girl clutching a teddy bear in one hand and the sand watch in the other, against the backdrop of carbon footprints, is an ominous reminder of our responsibility to act now to ensure this girl and her contemporaries enjoy a safe, healthy future.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
    Location: c/o Johanna Menzinger, Freiburg, Germany
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Colin Peck

    Textile exhibited at: Arpilleras: Voices on Tapestries, 8/03/2010 - 31/03/2010
    Arpilleras: Embajadoras para el Bicentenario Quilts/Arpilleras: Ambassadors for the B, 14/04/2010 - 20/05/2010
    Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras, 20/05/2010 - 22/05/2010
    Stitching Resistance, 12/10/2010 - 16/01/2011
    Stitching Peace: An exhibition of Arpilleras and Quilts, 16/02/2011 - 18/03/2011
    Stitching Peace: An exhibition of arpilleras and quilts, 17/05/2011 - 25/05/2011
    Arpilleras: Community Action and Empowerment through Narrative Textile Art, 6/03/2012 - 6/04/2012
    Arpilleras Poéticas y recital del poeta chileno Jaime Huenún, 10/11/2012 - 15/12/2012
    RETAZOS TESTIMONIALES: arpilleras de Chile y otras latitudes, 28/09/2013 - 10/11/2013
    Women 31 , 7/03/2014 - 15/04/2014
    Arpilleras: Verhalen over leven / Arpilleras: stories of life and survival, 23/09/2015 - 20/11/2015
    ARPILLERAS: verhalen over leven ARPILLERAS: stories of life and survival, 16/01/2016 - 24/02/2016
    Enduring Life: Arpillera Voices, 11/05/2016 - 15/07/2016
    Development Education in the Continuum of Teacher Education , 6/02/2019 - 6/02/2019
    Poesie des Nähens / The Poetry of Stitching, 17/01/2020 - 8/03/2020

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