Event Details

'Map of Chile', by Aurora Ortiz. (Photo: Colin Peck)

'Map of Chile', by Aurora Ortiz. (Photo: Colin Peck)

 

Exhibition:Chilean Arpilleras of Yesterday and Today: Textile Ambassadors- to mark Chile's National Day
Description: The Chilean cultural tradition of the arpillera is celebrated in this exhibition - commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of Chilean independence - in its traditional and politicised form. It also shows its evolution beyond Chile to Peru, where women used this craft to sew together the concerns and hopes of themselves and their communities and engage new audiences. In its most recent incarnations in England and Ireland, traditional quilting styles have absorbed the arpillera style and made it into something fresh and unique.
This exhibition was by invitation only.
Commissioned by: Embassy of Chile in Ireland
Date(s): 16th September 2010 - 16th September 2010
Venue: The Atrium, Deptartment of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dublin
51 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Chilean Embassy
Outcome: Continued presence of arpilleras over the years
Photographs: Photographs of the exhibits and launch - View Here




Documents: • Exhibition flier, Sept 2010 - view