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Brandon Hamber (INCORE) with author Marjorie Agosín at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, whose book

Brandon Hamber (INCORE) with author Marjorie Agosín at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, whose book "Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love" was launched as part of the evening seminar. (Photo: Clem Mc Cartney)

 

Seminar:The Politics of Chilean Arpilleras
Description: This evening seminar, which marked the launch of the exhibition of Chilean arpilleras, was comprised of discussion, music, recitals, book signing and the screening of the film 'Threads of hope' in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the military coup in Chile.

Martin McGinley, Editor of the Derry Journal, moderated a discussion between curator Roberta Bacic, Professor Marjorie Agosín and local quilt makers on the subject of "Chilean Arplilleras in the context of Art & Survival".
Commissioned by: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Date(s): 23rd September 2008 - 23rd September 2008
Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Cove Hill, Port Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: Martin McGinley
Outcome: This seminar introduced the concept of arpilleras to a Donegal audience and provoked much discussion and questions. It also marked the beginning of a fruitful, ongoing collaboration between curator Roberta Bacic, Letterkenny Amnesty group and local community groups and individuals.




Documents: • Seminar invitation, Sept 2008 - view