1613-2013: The port and docks of Belfast: Imagined Through Textiles
ArtsEkta and Arts for All are looking for people to take part in a project 1863-2013: The port and docks of Belfast: Imagined through Textiles.
Project participants will create a high quality textile panel depicting the rich heritage and working life of the port and the docks between 1863 and 2013 – 150 eventful and dramatic years in the city’s history.
Participants should have sewing, embroidery or other needlework skills; enjoy meeting new people and interesting conversations. They should also have some interest in the social and maritime history of Belfast – particularly in relation to the port and docks.
During the project – which will run between February and July 2013 – participants will work with five artists to create a high quality textile panel depicting the rich heritage and working life of Belfast’s port and the docks between 1863 and 2013.
The project will include walking tours, visits to tapestries in Dublin and Wexford, community relations and textile art workshops and talks on the history of Belfast’s docks and port communities.
The textile panel will be exhibited at Belfast Mela, Arts for All Gallery; the Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office and will tour Dublin, Birmingham and London.
To talk about the project further and/or register an interest in taking part – please contact:
Niamh Flanagan (ArtsEkta): 028 90 231381 or Heather Floyd (Arts for All): 028 90 752134.
Taken from Community Arts Partnership website January 8, 2013.
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