Visitors can also head to the nearby studio of The Bogside Artists©, also called The People's Gallery, opened Dec 2009 by Nobel Laureate John Hume who is a staunch supporter and friend of the three artists (Tom and William Kelly, and Kevin Hasson ), as are ex-Bishop Daly and celebrated playwright Brian Friel. The gallery features a magnificent exhibition space showcasing local artists, and you can also pick up books, t-shirts etc depicting the murals.
The artists also conduct walking tours that tell the stories behind their striking images, many of which are based on authentic photographic material from the era. What better way to explore these iconic images than with the local trio who made them possible? Incidentally The Bogside Artists©, who have exhibited worldwide and have a huge reputation in Europe, were the recent recipients of the very prestigious “Josef Beuys-Richard Demarco - Artists of Achievement Fellowship award for 2010”. You can find out much more about the artists and their work from their website.
Open 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00.
Gallery free admission. Walking Tours c.60mins dept. 11:00, 14:00, 16:00. Tickets £10 incl. presentation with rare footage and slides. £5 presentation only.