Canada Council for the Arts


No profits have been made from this project:

The Linen Memorial was created with funding from a visual art 'mid-career' grant to Lycia Trouton from the Canada Council of the Arts, February 2001.

Any artist's fees or grants to date have gone directly back into the project: especially the embroidery.

About the Artist.

Lycia Trouton, was born in Belfast during The Troubles.

Her maternal grandparents lived in North Belfast from post-war to 1980s. Her parents also lived in North Belfast until 1970 immigration to Canada, where the artist grew up. Subsequently, the artist has lived in the USA and Australia.


Lecturer in Australia 2006 - 2010
DCA. University of Wollongong, Australia, 2001 - 2005
10 years as a working site-sculptor and educator (1991 - 2001).
MFA. Cranbrook Academy Michigan USA, 1991
BFA (Hons). Carnegie Mellon, PA, USA, 1988

Further funding and support has been from the following organisations:

Corrymeela Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, 2007 and 2008.

Canadian High Commission, Canberra ACT Australia. 2004

Research Unit for Art, Performance and Text, Visual Art and English depts. University of Wollongong, Australia. 2002,4.

Family and Friends.



Thank you to all the needlework volunteers, for their careful sewing of the names in chain stitch, which was completed entirely in March 2010.

© 2001 - 2024 Lycia Trouton