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In 1999, after a visit to Northern Ireland, Trouton received a $5,000 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 (but not part of) Quebec's International Biennale of Flax and Linen (BILP).
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.
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