Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Event Details

'Peace Dove', by Irene MacWilliam. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

'Peace Dove', by Irene MacWilliam. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)


Exhibition and associated activities:Stitching Peace: An exhibition of arpilleras and quilts
Description: This exhibition was commissioned by the WCC for their International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) to mark the end of the Decade to Overcome Violence which began in 2001. It draws together a selection of arpilleras and quilts from Latin America, Africa and Europe that epitomize some of the important focal points of any discussion of a peaceful society. It also depicts the use of non-violent actions as a way to address urgent social issues.

Relevant weblinks:
World Council of Churches
International Ecumenical Peace Convocation
Commissioned by: World Council of Churches (WCC)
Date(s): 17th May 2011 - 25th May 2011
Venue: Kingston, Jamaica
Curator: Roberta Bacic
Facilitator: World Council of Churches (WCC)
Outcome: Following the enthusiastic engagement with the exhibition the WCC gave a community arpillera Penurias en nuestra población / Hardship in our community to Roberta Bacic. Roberta subsequently added it to Conflict Textiles collection.

Documents: • Exhibition Catalogue in English/German - view
• Stitching Peace: An Exhibition of Arpilleras - view

Textiles Displayed:The People make the city
¿Quién carga con la deuda externa? / Who Carries the External Debt?
Los precios están por las nubes / Prices are sky high
Overdue, Overdrawn, Over-extended: Rural Poverty in Ireland
The Africa Quilt
Peace Dove
Events of 1998
Shared Visions
Queremos Democracia / We want democracy
Olla común en una población / Soup Kitchen in a barrio
Marcha de las mujeres de los mineros
Hogar Dulce Hogar / Home Sweet Home
Violencia Doméstica / Domestic Violence
Mi Trabajo en el Mercado / My work in the Market
Nuestra carnicería / Our Butcher's
Taller de calzados / Shoe repair workshop
Corte de agua 2 / Water cut 2
Lavandería Santa María / Santa María Launderette
Vareando las Aceitunas / Knocking down the Olives
Our Allotments, the Pride of New Barns
Toma de terrenos en los barrios de Lima / Squatters in the shantytowns of Lima
Baile Puneño / Puno Folk Dance
Vamos a la playa en micro / Let's go to the beach by bus
Will there be poppies, daisies and apples when I grow up?
No contaminar / Do not pollute
Los Mapuche / The Mapuche
Mapa de Chile / Map of Chile
Escuelita de Otavalo / Otavalo Primary School
Daily Life in Zambia
Nuestro Taller de Arpilleras / Our Arpilleras Workshop
Peace with the Earth