Armagh exhibition is the stuff of dreams
Published: 03 February 2011
A collaboration between two groups of artists from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has resulted in a colourful new exhibition which opened on 28th January.
Hands Across the Border - 'Dreamcatcher', which runs from Friday 28th January to Saturday 9th April, has been created by the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and the Irish Patchwork Society.
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Both societies were founded around 30 years ago and since 1991 they have co-operated on previous exhibitions to show their highly skilled and accomplished work. The inspiration for this year’s project comes from the concept of dreams.
A Dreamcatcher is a native American tradition where a decorated charm was believed to catch any harm in the air and only allowed good dreams to filter through.
Greer Ramsey, Curator of Armagh County Museum, said: “The resulting display is a remarkable achievement in terms of quality and ingenuity with nearly 60 items to view. The attention to detail is remarkable, producing a kaleidoscope of colours and effects.”
Hands Across the Border will also be on display in Dublin at the National Botanic Gardens Exhibition Glasnevin in July and at Visitors Centre in Phoenix Park in September.
Meanwhile, Ireland will be a featured country at the Quilt Exhibition in Veldhoven in Holland in May.