Canada Council for the Arts

Linen Memorial - Northern Ireland Troubles, Ireland Conflict

 

 

Funding 
VISUAL ARTIST FUNDING: CANADA COUNCIL of the ARTS January 2001
CENTRE FOR IMAGE, PERFORMANCE AND TEXT, University of Wollongong 2002
CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION, Canberra, ACT 2004
CORRYMEELA 2007 and 2008
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL, BELFAST 2008

 




An alternative history of the Ireland Troubles

This is a funerary record, on 400 linen handkerchiefs, of the toll of human lives lost during The Troubles Northern Ireland; persons are listed chronologically from ALL sides of the political divide, without bias.

Linen has been used for centuries to shroud the dead.

New Venues Jan and Feb 2016: Derry and Omagh Public Libraries, Northern Ireland

Map of parliament buildings

See www.linenmemorial.org for times and locations.

Photographs: Kathy Bernett, Diana Cullum-Hall

The Linen Memorial

The Linen Memorial is a Northern Ireland conflict memorial dedicated to those who live with ongoing trauma and grief.
This Troubles Memorial was unveiled on The Private Day of Reflection, 2007 in Northern Ireland on the summer solstice 21st June at a centre for peace and reconciliation: The Corrymeela Community, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.
The Troubles Northern Ireland memorial is a non-heirarchical list of hand-sewn names, from the years of The Troubles.
Art may contribute to healing the wounds of The Troubles, the Northern Ireland conflict.
Northern Ireland has long been famous for its export of Irish Linen, especially embroidered and designed handkerchiefs, along with Northern Ireland flax farming and linen manufacturing or linen production, especially in the industrial city of Edwardian Belfast.
This is a non-traditional monument. It is mobile and can travel to places where there is grief and division. The artist and her project act as witness to the on-going need for mourning from grief and trauma, seek a quiet space for healing, and perhaps, also, for reconciliation and forgiveness (or “ a parity-of-esteem-for-difference”).
For more information, please contact the artist by filling in the contact form at this site: www.speakercontemporaryart.com/contact.php

Irish Linen Memorial Handkerchiefs

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