Dr Lorna Dillon, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in INCORE and The Belfast School of Art, invites you to the talk “Arpilleras: Appliqué Art and Democracy in Chile" as part of the Imagine Belfast Festival

Arpilleras: Appliqué Art and Democracy in Chile

Arpilleras: Appliqué Art and Democracy in Chile

Dr Lorna Dillon, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in INCORE and The Belfast School of Art, invites you to the talk “Arpilleras: Appliqué Art and Democracy in Chile" as part of the Imagine Belfast Festival

In this talk Lorna Dillon discusses Chilean craftivism with Erika Silva, an appliqué artist and social activist from Chile.

Erika is an arpillerista (textile artist) and an expert in Chilean arpilleras. She will speak about the original arpillera movement in Chile, which began during the dictatorship of the 1970s.

There were widespread disappearances during the dictatorship and groups of shantytown women used fabric art to communicate about the human rights abuses being carried out by the military.Erika will also speak about her work with the contemporary art group Memorarte. Groups like Memorarte continue the work of the original arpilleristas, using their art to campaign on issues of social justice today.

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr Lorna Dillon, Leverhulme Fellow at Ulster University, as part of the research project Textile Art in Latin America.

Presenter

Erika Silva is a social justice campaigner, an arpillerista (embroiderer and appliqué artist) and an expert in Chilean arpilleras.


Leverhulme
Imagine Belfast
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Photo Credit: Photo of Erika Silva

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