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Detail from the second in a series of four wallhanging in the atrium of the Mater Hospital, Belfast

Ruth Clark

each 600cm x 100cm

Courtesy of
The National Lottery

Situated in the atrium, the four wall hangings incorporate imagery that reflects the historical significance of the linen weaving industry in Belfast. Elements used in the production of linen-bobbins, cams, tappet wheels, jacquard cards, shafts, reed hooks, weave plans and flax are greatly magnified and combined in a series of subtle, abstracted layers. The dress shape here is in a positive format, comprising grids of bobbin ends and makes reference to the largely female workforce of the industry.
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