Event Details

'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

'Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood', Taller Recoleta. (Photo: Colin Peck)

 

Exhibition and associated activities:Finding Our Voices -The Power of Arpilleras
Description: This arpilleras in this exhibition portray stories of injustice, violence, repression, loss and trauma. Some portray outrage at the system; others speak of symbolic ways to protest, while others offer creative solutions to social problems. But all depict common themes which tap into the collective humanity of every one of us.

This exhibition is a testimony to the Women who stitched their life-affirming messages,often under life-changing and life-threatening conditions.
Commissioned by: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Communities Connect
Date(s): 26th September 2009 - 30th October 2009
Venue: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Johdi Quinn
Outcome: Locating this exhibition in an Institute of Technology brought the arpilleras to a new audience, previously unfamiliar with arpilleras. It fulfilled the expectations expressed by Johdi Quinn in the catalogue forword: "May these arpilleras provoke and inspire us into hearing others’ stories as well as searching for a form of expression that most resonates with us as individuals and communities to tell our stories."




Documents: • Exhibition Catalogue, Sept 2009 - view
 




Textiles Displayed:Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood
¡Adiós Pinochet! / Good bye Pinochet!
Homenaje a los caídos / Homage to the fallen ones
Corte de agua / Water cut
No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services
Lost children of war
No going back
A Special Place in Our Hearts
Baile Puneño / Puno Folk Dance
Reflections on violence
Retorno de los exiliados / Return of the exiles
¿Dónde están los desaparecidos? / Where are the "disappeared"?
Violar es un crimen / Rape is a crime
Overdue, Overdrawn, Over-extended: Rural Poverty in Ireland
Una Mirada a mi Tierra Desde el Barco / A Look to my Homeland from the Boat
En las ramblas de las flores / In the market of the flowers
Como hacer una arpillera / How to make an arpillera
Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros
No al plebiscito, No podemos ni opinar / No to the plebiscite
La cueca sola / Dancing cueca alone
La Cueca Sola
Encuentro communal; Pedimos solución / Community meeting; We want solutions