Lycia Trouton

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Lycia Trouton
Born 1967 (1967) (age 48)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation Canadian artist

Lycia Trouton was born in Belfast and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In 1999, after a visit to Northern Ireland, Trouton received a research grant from Canada Council of the Arts to begin researching a textile memorial to those killed in The Troubles of Northern Ireland. After several renamings, the piece would be called the Linen Memorial. The Memorial is a list of almost 4,000 of those who died in 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland from 1966 to 2009 in a chronological Names List, embroidered on Irish Linen handkerchiefs. The Memorial was publicly unveiled in Ireland at a peace and reconciliation centre on the first Private Day of Reflection, 2007, on the sectarian violence. It formed the basis of Trouton's graduate thesis. It was also shown in Canberra's Design Centre, CraftACT, Australia, 2004, and in 2011 in Portneuf, Quebec Canada during Quebec's International Biennale of Flax and Linen (BILP).


Trouton obtained her BFA in sculpture at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A in 1988 and then her MFA, at Cranbrook Educational Community School of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.A in 1991. She moved to Australia in 2001 and completed her doctorate in 2005 at the age of 38 at the University of Wollongong,[1] 2001-5.

Writing by or about the artist[edit]

  • Lace: contemporary textiles : exhibition + new works [2]
  • FibreArts 2007, VOL 34; NUMB 3, pages 44–45 [3]
  • The Linen Memorial: State and Sectarian Violence in Northern Ireland, in Pain and Death: Politics, Aesthetics, Legalities, a Journal of Research School of Humanities, ed. Carolyn Strange. Vol. XIV, No. 2, 2007. ANU Press and e-Press, Canberra, ACT, Australia.[4]
  • TIMEFRAMES 52 page color catalogue essays by Donald Kuspit, Beverly Leviner, Robert Metzger, Christopher Youngs works by Stan Douglas, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Hamish Fulton, Rebecca Horn, Mark Klett, Eadweard Muybridge, Michael Snow, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Susan Crowder, Lycia Trouton February 14 – April 11, 1997 FG97-A1249-20 [5]


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