Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Local Work Goes On Display In New ‘Troubles And Beyond Gallery’ At The Ulster Museum

1 Mins read

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museum Services are delighted to announce that the work of two local people forms part of the new Troubles and Beyond Gallery at the Ulster Museum.

Imelda Purcell from Focus on Family in Ballysally and Bernadette Walsh from Glenmona Resource Centre in Cushendall, produced textile artworks called arpilleras as part of Council’s PEACE III ‘Stitching and Unstitching the Troubles’ project.

The arpilleras, which tell the story of their experiences during the Troubles, were produced in workshops facilitated by Deborah Stockdale from Conflict Textiles with Council’s Museum Services.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Congratulations to Imelda and Bernadette on their inclusion in this new exhibition in the Ulster Museum, which examines our past with a range of objects reflecting diverse perspectives and experiences.”

Conflict Textiles curator Roberta Bacic said: “Our collaboration with The Troubles and Beyond exhibition is innovative as textiles are seldom recognised or included in political contexts. Their inclusion in the National Museums of Northern Ireland gives our arpilleras a new public space and a stronger voice.”

Until the end of March Imelda and Bernadette’s arpilleras will provide visitors with an opportunity to consider perspectives from the Causeway area within a context of other experiences across Northern Ireland.

Digital Editorial Team
12661 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

BBC Spotlight : Selling Off The Causeway Coast

1 Mins read
BBC Spotlight is set to televise an investigation carried out by reporter Conor Spackman surrounding the selling of land on the Causeway…
Local News

Man used uninsured motorbike to get to 'dole office after missing bus'

1 Mins read
A Cushendall man caught using a motorbike without insurance at Parkway in Ballymena said he was using it to get to the…
Local News

Scene is set for major film production at Ballintoy

1 Mins read
Scenes for the adventure/fantasy film Dungeons & Dragons, set to be released in the US in March of 2023 will be filmed…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *