Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care Women’s Deaths Remembered
Launches on November 25th, 2015 in St Lawrence’s Chapel, Grangegorman at 6pm.
Kate Harris, Director of 4elements, has worked closely with Dr Murphy-Lawless and the Elephant Collective on organising launch of Picking Up the Threads: Remaking the Fabric of Care, a multi-media exhibition centred on a hand-knitted quilt.
The exhibition commemorates the lives of the women who have died in our maternity services. In recent years, eight women had inquests, all of which ended in verdicts of death by medical misadventure.
The exhibit is being held to honour the lives of these women. We also aim to call attention to the need for a change in the law so that there is an automatic inquest for every woman who dies in our maternity services.
Over 150 women, many of them midwives and midwifery students, from Donegal to Clare to Kilkenny to Wexford, and from England, Scotland and Australia, have knitted pieces for the quilt.
A reading of Daughters of the Revolution will be performed at the launch by DIT drama students directed by Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director of Smashing Times Theatre Company.
For more information and to join the event on Facebook see Picking Up the Threads