Event Details

Irish Arpillera: From far away come their stories. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

Irish Arpillera: From far away come their stories. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Workshop:TRAVELLING TAPESTRIES: STORIES OF THE CHILEAN ARPILLERAS
Description: Aberdeen is the latest stop in the international journey of the arpilleras. “Travelling Tapestries” is hosted by the University of Aberdeen in association with The College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. It combines two elements: a Workshop and Seminar.

“Stitching Stories” Workshop (a “hands on” experience of making arpilleras)
5:30 – 7:00 PM, 10th March
OA-MacRobert, Room 027 (James Scotland Suite)
Refreshments included.

Lunchtime Seminar with Roberta Bacic
This will include a short film and an exhibition of 10 arpilleras. One of these pieces, titled “Volviendo al punto de partida / Coming full circle” has been created by a student of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast. It is his response to “Tiempo de claveles” by Costa Rican author, Tatiana Lobo.
1:00 – 3:00 PM, 11th March
OA-MacRobert, Room 027 (James Scotland Suite)
Lunch included



Commissioned by: Aberdeen University, Scotland
Date(s): 10th March 2016 - 11th March 2016
Venue: The University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Room 027 (James Scotland Suite), MacRobert Building Aberdeen AB24 3FX, Scotland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Sandra Collins
Outcome: The“Stitching Stories” Workshop resulted in the creation of an arpillera which was later mounted by Roberta Bacic. It is on display for the remainder of 2016 on a student's notice board at the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. It may be viewed here in the documents section (Arpillera created in Aberdeen workshop March 2016 - RB) and (Arpillera created in Aberdeen workshop March 2016 d1- RB)




Documents: • list of arpilleras - Aberdeen - view
• exhibition poster and programme - view
• Aberdeen workshop outcome - view
• Aberdeen workshop outcome d1 0316 - view