A community engagement programme linked to the Troubles Art exhibition, currently showing in the Nerve Visual gallery in Derry~Londonderry, will launch in Mid-Ulster next Wednesday, 3 April.
Local people are being encouraged to get involved with the free creative programme, run in partnership with National Museums NI and Nerve Centre. It is part of an exciting new project ‘Making the Future’, funded through the PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Participants will have a guided tour of the Troubles Art exhibition in Derry~Londonderry which features the work of artists such as John Keane, Locky Morris, Jack Pakenham and Rita Duffy.
Other workshops include a visit to the Ulster Museum, Belfast, a creative-writing session at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Bellaghy, and creative-art workshops in Cookstown and Dungannon.
Donal McAnallen, Community Engagement Officer at National Museums NI, said: “Art has often provided the most profound and critical responses to conflict.
“With this in mind we are now recruiting local participants for a free community-engagement programme as part of the Troubles Art exhibition.
“It’s an opportunity to meet new people and take part in creative activities sensitively exploring themes of conflict and violence, suffering and loss, and the meaning and power of symbols.
“We welcome participants from all backgrounds whether they have previous experience in art projects or not.”
Limited spaces remain on this programme. For more information and to register, contact Donal McAnallen, Community Engagement Officer at National Museums NI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07393 798887 by Tuesday 2 April.