This content is a study of the twelve large mural paintings in Derry City, Northern Ireland, known as ‘The People’s Gallery’. These artworks were created by three local artists from the Bogside area of Derry City, and they (Tom Kelly, Will Kelly and Kevin Hasson) are known as the Bogside Artists.
The Gallery is unique for a number of reasons – initially the project was funded by local residents; the artists also endured the experiences depicted in the murals; it has become a very popular (free) art gallery, as tourists now flock to former areas of conflict, and the artists have shown impressive resilience and authenticity in persevering with their idea.
It is advisable to watch the two lessons on the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement (part 1 and part 2) before this class.
Niamh Hamill PhD
Hi, I’m Niamh, and I'll be taking you on this fascinating tour of the unique murals of the Derry City Bogside known as 'The People's Gallery'. If you are not familiar with the background to the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland, you should take a look at classes 300 and 301 before this one, if you can.
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