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    '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
    Encuentro communal; Pedimos solución / Community meeting; We want solutions