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    Catherine Flood, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Bernadette Walsh, Tower Museum, Derry and Roberta Bacic at the launch of 'Arpillera Journeys'. (Photo: Tony Boyle)

    Catherine Flood, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Bernadette Walsh, Tower Museum, Derry and Roberta Bacic at the launch of 'Arpillera Journeys'. (Photo: Tony Boyle)


    Exhibition and associated activities:Arpillera Journeys: An exhibition of arpilleras and other textiles from the Conflict Textiles collection, hosted by the Tower Museum, Derry~Londonderry
    Description: This exhibition marks the beginning of the transfer of Conflict Textiles to its new home within Derry City Council’s archive. It will be launched by Catherine Flood, 'Disobedient Objects' curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and will be complemented with a number of associated activities.
    Guided tours: 12th March, and 19th March 2015, at 11.00 am
    Workshops for primary schools: featuring a guided tour, short film and some 'hands on' experience of communicating through textiles:
    9–13 March, and 23–27 March 2015.

    Web links:
    Tower Museum
    Arpillera Journeys video trailer on YouTube
    Arpillera Journeys video trailer on Vimeo

    Article by Stefania Gualberti in innate (June 2015)

    Following this exhibition, pieces from the Conflict Textiles collection will be permanently exhibited at the Tower Museum on a rotating basis.

    Commissioned by: Derry City Council, Heritage & Museum Service with local partner
    Date(s): 6th March 2015 - 12th June 2015
    Venue: Tower Museum, Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland
    Union Hall Place, Derry, Northern Ireland. BT48 6LU
    Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty and Tony Boyle
    Facilitator: Bernadette Walsh, Archivist; Margaret Edwards, Education Officer; Derry City Council

    Documents: • Launch invitation - view
    • Catalogue-arpillera journeys - view
    • list of exhibition textiles - view
    • Conflict Textiles panels - view
    • Newpaper article (in Japanese) - view
    • Presentation by Catherine Flood - view

    Textiles Displayed:Carabineros tumbando olla común / Police tumbling soup kitchen
    Represión a vendedores ambulantes / Repression of street vendors
    Panfleteando en el 1979 en Santiago / Leafleting in Santiago in 1979
    Tenemos que vivir bajo llaves / We have to live behind closed doors
    Volcán Osorno / Osorno Volcano
    Violencia en las calles de Santiago de Chile durante toque de queda / Violence in th
    Vida campestre bucólica / Bucolic Country Life
    From Far away come their stories
    No tenemos acceso a los servicios públicos / We have no access to public services
    Corte de agua / Water cut
    Arpilleristas y cartoneros / Arpillerista women and cardboard collectors
    XX1 Century Goddess
    NO a la ley antiterrorista / NO to the antiterrorist law
    Libertad a nuestros hermanos Mapuche / Freedom to our Mapuche brothers
    Lost children of war
    Executed at dawn
    Recuerdos de Guadalupe / Guadalupe's Longings
    Minhas memórias da ditadura / My memories of the dictatorship
    Recuperación de cuerpos en 1990 / Recovering the disappeared in 1990
    Vida en Nuestra Población / Life in Our Poor Neighbourhood