February 12th, 2019

North West group explore Troubles Art through creative programme

An engagement programme linked to the Troubles Art exhibition at Nerve Visual has taken place in Derry~Londonderry over the last three months, concluding with artistic workshops linked to conflict textiles. 

Facilitated by National Museums NI and Nerve Centre, participants from across the North West have taken part in a series of workshops and tours, including visits to the Troubles Art exhibition and to the Ulster Museum in Belfast amongst others, creative writing sessions and artist talks.

The programme concluded at the Tower Museum with textile creation workshops, led by artists Roberta Bacic and Breege Doherty.

This facilitated session allowed the group to gain an understanding of arpilleras before using the NMNI photograph collection of people during the Troubles as inspiration to create their own arpillera character linked to the image. 

Find out more about the programme and hear from those involved below:

The Troubles Art programme was the first in a series of community engagements taking place in Derry~Londonderry and the north west linked to the new exhibition.

For more information and to find out how you can get involved, contact NMNI below.

Troubles Art

Project Contacts

Niamh Baker

Curator at National Museums NI

028 9039 5285

Donal McAnallen

Community Engagement Officer at National Museums NI

028 9039 5083

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