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Art, Conflict & Remembering: The Murals of the Bogside Artists

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Rainy Hall

New College

1 Mound Place

Edinburgh

EH1 2LX

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The exhibition
This topical exhibition ‘Art, Conflict and Remembering: the murals of the Bogside Artists’ tells the story of the Troubles through the twelve large-scale murals of The People’s Gallery in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The murals draw attention to the non-sectarian Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s and the effects of the evolving conflict on the lives of ordinary people. The exhibition provides an important talking point for processing the painful past, for exploring the difficult journey towards peaceful futures and for reflecting on the complex role of the arts in building just peace.

The location for the exhibition will also provide an opportunity to see one of the Edinburgh’s hidden architectural gems: the recently renovated Rainy Hall.

The opening night
You are cordially invited to join with us on the opening night for a private viewing, when the exhibition will be open from 4pm. At 5pm, we are pleased to be hosting a panel discussion with, amongst others, the Bogside artists themselves (Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson), the exhibition's curator, Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, Professor Jolyon Mitchell (chair) and leading law Professor Christine Bell FBA. This promises to be a fascinating and stimulating discussion, and will be followed by a drinks reception around 6pm. This event is free, but spaces are limited, so please make sure to book a ticket.

If you can't come to the opening night...
... Don't worry. The exhibition will be running in Edinburgh for 2 weeks subsequently. The opening times are as follows:
21 - 26 August, 10am-10pm
27 Aug - 3 Sept, 11am-5pm

Related artwork will also be travelling to the Beyond Borders Festival, Traquair House, 24-25 August.


For more information:
http://ctpi.div.ed.ac.uk/events/art-conflict-and-remembering-the-murals-of-the-bog-side-artists/
http://www.globaljusticeacademy.ed.ac.uk
https://www.beyondbordersscotland.com
https://www.bogsideartistsexhibition.org

contact: ctpiedinburgh@gmail.com

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New College

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EH1 2LX

United Kingdom

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