Travelling Tapestries: Stories Of The Chilean Arpilleras

Travelling Tapestries: Stories Of The Chilean Arpilleras

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A workshop and lunchtime seminar.

The arpilleras, handmade tapestries mounted on hessian fabric, were first made as a means of speaking out against Augusto Pinochet’s oppressive dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 1975, Roberta Bacic has collected these textiles retracing the testimonies of loss and survival of individual women and communities. Since she moved to Northern Ireland, Roberta’s collection took on a new life through a series of exhibitions which include associated activities such as: workshops, film screenings, guided tours, etc.  Women from divided communities and conflict zones share their stories through the art of stitching. From Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, to Northern Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, England, Ireland, Germany and beyond, the arpilleras have transcended language barriers and geographical boundaries and have served to connect women’s experiences of conflict. Aberdeen is the latest in the journey of the arpilleras. We invite you to participate in the arpillera-making process at an evening workshop, and/or join us in a lunchtime seminar on the arpilleras with Roberta Bacic, which will include an exhibition of selected arpilleras and the showing of a short film.

Stitching Stories Workshop5:30 – 7:00 PM, 10th March OA-MacRobert-027 (James Scotland Suite)Refreshments included

Seminar with Roberta BacicWill include a viewing of a short film and a showing of some of the arpilleras1:00 – 3:00 PM, 11th MarchOA-MacRobert-027 (James Scotland Suite)Lunch included

Please email to sign up for one or both events, or book your free tickets HERE.

This event is in partnership with Conflict Textiles

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MacRobert Building Room 027

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