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La Muralla: ‘Uncovering the Chilean Mural’

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” This mural was recently discovered in Leeds University Union (LUU). It was recognised by Mario Álvarez Fuentes, who then contacted the wider Chilean community. The Chilean community lead by Gilberto Hernández and Pedro Fuentes contacted LUU in an open letter expressing the importance of the mural. LUU, The Chilean Community, The University of Leeds and the Heritage Lottery Fund are all now working together to help save this mural, tell the story of how it came to be here, and remind Leeds of the role it played in Chilean History. The mural was painted in 1976 by Chilean men who had fled the military dictatorship. The mural was painted as part of the solidarity movement, in an effort to make a wider community aware of the atrocities happening in Chile.” Link to  La Muralla* where you’d find a documented insight about the past and the very present of the project.

*La Muralla was created as part of a group project for the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the University of Leeds

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More links: Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity’ 

 

Call for memories of a 1970s mural uncovered in Leeds University Union

Detail-from-Chilean-mural-uncovered-in-Leds-University-Union-building_photo-by-Emily-Marriott-340x162November 10.11.2017

A Chilean mural has recently been uncovered in the Leeds University Union (LUU) building.

Created in 1976, the mural is the work of a group of Chilean refugees who came to Leeds to flee the dictatorship of the Pinochet regime. It was originally painted on a student common room wall, and later hidden behind a temporary kitchen.

In partnership with LUU, members of the Chilean community in Yorkshire, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies are organizing an exhibition this term to recall the mural and its past.

The exhibition is part of a wider project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which will oversee the restoration of the mural, and will be accompanied by a series of events.

The students’ exhibition will feature the real voices of Chileans who experienced first hand the military dictatorship at the time of the mural’s creation.

As part of the project, the students are also looking for anyone who remembers the mural in its earlier days, before it was covered up, to share their story.

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Launch of new Palestine Children’s Trauma Centre in Gaza. Sheffield

ChldrnGazzaThe Lord Mayor of Sheffield will be launching a new Children’s Trauma Centre in Gaza, Palestine – please come and hear more about it:

19:00, Reception Room, Town Hall:  Wednesday 18 October

Khuza’a is a town in the south of the Gaza Strip on the eastern border with Israel.  Khuza’a was one of three areas which suffered a great deal during the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Operation ‘Protective Edge’ lasted for 51 days and resulted in the killing of more than 2000 Palestinians, 11,000 injured, one third of them with permeant disability, and the destruction of more than 18,000 Palestinian homes.  Read the rest of this entry »

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