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Alfonso Pajarito, Chilean Muralist – Open Talk


5pm - 7.30pm, Thursday 2 May

Upper Chamber

Join us for this unique opportunity to talk to renowned Chilean muralist Alfonso Pajarito about community murals and his work over the last 40 years.

Please let us know if you're coming as space is limited. 

In this talk Pajarito will be sharing some of his stories and experiences and we'll have an open conversation about community arts and murals.

Alfonso Pajarito is one of the founding members of the muralist movement ‘Brigada Ramona Parra’. The Brigada was established in the early 70s producing beautiful and moving murals with a strong political message and they continued to do so during the turbulent times of Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. Through its murals the Brigada spread a message of hope and peace, especially to the working class.

Pajarito brings to Aotearoa New Zealand over forty years of experience painting murals on the street. For him muralism is a form of civic responsibility, a way of taking ownership of public spaces for expressing that which is not given space in the media, and a way of carving spaces for a diversity of voices to be heard.

This open talk has been organised by The Wellington Community Arts Network (WE-CAN), The Latin Collective and is generously hosted by Toi Pōneke.

Earlier Event: 28 April
Art in the Community
Later Event: 3 May
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