04 May 2016

Canadian Young Workers Memorial Quilt at Halifax Central Library, May 4th-5th

Laurie Swim’s community-built artwork, Canadian Young Workers Memorial Quilt (LifeQuilt) will be on display at the Halifax Central Library on May 4th and 5th, marking North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week.

LifeQuilt by Laurie Swim, 2013, h 9' x w 18'.

The 9' x 18' (2.75m x 5.5m) quilted wall hanging contains the stories and photos of 100 young workers, 15-24 years old, killed on the job. It was created during a three-year project involving dozens of volunteers from all over Canada and completed in 2003.

Where: Halifax Central Library
             5440 Spring Garden Road
             Halifax , NS
When:  Wednesday, May 4 to Thursday, May 5, 2016 9am-5pm

Laurie Swim is an award-winning artist living in Lunenburg NS. She has been working with fibre for more that 40 years. 

To read more about Laurie Swim and learn about her current community art project, Hope and Survival, visit her website at www.laurieswim.com

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