Arpillera Voices and Echoes / Voces y ecos arpilleros exhibition at The Verbal Arts Centre

This exhibition, commissioned by the Chilean Embassy, London & Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry is comprised of 21 arpilleras made by communities and individuals from different countries: Chile, Northern Ireland, Catalonia/Spain, the UK and Zimbabwe.

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It builds on previous collaborative work with Chilean curator and human rights advocate Roberta Bacic since 2008, namely:
-The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts exhibition, launched at the Verbal Arts Centre on international Women’s day, 8th March 2008;
-A Permanent rotating exhibition of textiles 2008-2014, (33 exhibitions in total), culminating in an exhibition launched on International Women's day 2014, titled: "Women 31: 31 textile stories and associated activities celebrating International Women's day;
- A new permanent rotating exhibition Conflict Textiles collection: Verbal Arts Centre initiated in 2015, where two pieces exclusively from the Conflict Textiles collection, will be permanently exhibited at the Verbal Arts Centre on a six-month rotating basis.

The exhibition will be launched on Friday 14th October at 1.30pm, with the Cultural Attache of the Chilean Embassy in London, Mr Cristián León, and Lady Ballyedmond, Honorary Consul of Chile, in attendance. Associated activities including an artist in residence will commence at 9.30am.

The overall exhibition programme will be complemented by workshops, guided tours and reading room sessions with a selection of texts from Chilean literature.

Commissioned by: Chilean Embassy, London & Verbal Arts Centre, Derry / Londonderry

Date(s): 6th October 2016 - 14th November 2016

Venue: Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, Northern Ireland
Stable Lane and Mall Wall, Bishop Street Within, Derry / Londonderry BT48 6PU

Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty

Facilitator: Verbal Arts Centre staff

Outcome: It is envisaged that this exhibition will pave the way for future collaboration and partnership work between the Verbal Arts Centre and the Chilean Embassy.

Web Link: http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conflicttextiles/search-quilts/fullevent/?id=158

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