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Detention centres in Chile under Pinochet: free arpillera workshop and exhibition.


The exhibition of patchwork “arpilleras” and the  Arpillera  Workshop (Free)*, facilitated by Maria Alicia Salinas Farfan, will take place on Wednesday 5th September from 1.00-3.30pm at The Millennium Gallery (Please, register for the workshop) The arpilleras will be on display throughout the day.

Arpilleras are a traditional form of textile art using “burlap” (disused flour sacks made from cheap cotton) and embroidery techniques to tell a story. Arpilleras were made throughout the dictatorship to record events during the height of the repression. They were smuggled out of Chile and sold to support the families of the disappeared prisoners or those who were detained.

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Sheffield, 18-22 June: Exhibition of Chilean arpilleras and patchworks. See pics of the launch and exhibition

PATCHThis is a unique opportunity to see arpilleras made by relative of prisoners and disappeared people under Pinochet’s regime. These will be exhibited together with Patchworks designed and made the members of the ChileScda’s Andes group who responded to their exile by interweaving memories from back home and the life they now lived. (This exhibition is part of the Chile40YearsOn network’s commemoration of the 40th Aniversary of the social-human tragedio brought about by Pinochet’s military coup in Chile)

ChileScda, Park House, Abbeyfield Park, Sheffield S4 7AT

Last day:  Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 of June from 10:00 to 7:30pm

Pictures of the Launch and Exhibition


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