Sunday, March 22, 2015

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.


April 2007 - Londonderry, Derry Northern Ireland

I could have shown each of these separately but I think combined together is much more powerful.

"Our artwork represents the Bogside, its history, its spirit and its people; and many thousands of people come to Derry each year to hear the history of the 'troubles' and to see the celebrated street of murals we created in the Bogside and which we have called The People's Gallery. Painted from photographic material these are the most authentic renditions possible of the events depicted and acclaimed by many critics and writers as "art of the highest order".

The murals of The People's Gallery stretch in a line the entire length of Rossville Street in the Bogside area of Derry that experienced the worst of the troubles throughout the long conflict. This unique gallery of murals was envisioned and created by us three, Tom Kelly, William Kellyand Kevin Hasson known world wide as The Bogside Artists. As our spokesman Tom explains; " wounds must be cleaned out and examined before they will heal. It is the unexamined wound that festers and finally poisons. Our work shows the wounds." (words from Bishop Desmond Tutu).















7 comments:

  1. The mural work is quite strong... very powerful.

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  2. I have been there last year but I must say that the atmosphere is still sad and the feeling here and in Belfast is not the same as in the rest of North Ireland. Making more and more murals about the troubles makes it in mine opinion worse.

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  3. I have seen these last summer in Londonderry. It was a miseral place to be I think with so much sorrow and hate between the inhabitants.

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  4. Powerful stuff! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. I had to look up what the murals are referring to, sad that people lost their lives marching for civil rights.

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  6. Wow. Impressive murals. Love the revolutionary spirit they give!

    Iowa Voice

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  7. These are so strong! Terrible times.

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