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This powerful and topical exhibition tells the story of the Troubles through the twelve large-scale murals of The People’s Gallery in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Created and curated by King's College Visiting Research Fellow Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin in close co-operation with the Bogside Artists, the exhibition draws attention to the non-sectarian Civil Rights movement in the late 1960’s and raises awareness of the lasting effects of The Troubles on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people.


Events take place in The Exchange unless otherwise stated

28 January 6.30pm: Exhibition Opening with contributions from the Bogside Artists, Prof. Rachel Kerr,  Dr. Craig Larkin,  (Department of War Studies), Prof. Ben Quash, Dr. Vittorio Montemaggi, Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) RSVP here

29 January 2-4pm: seminar with the Bogside Artists hosted by the Department of War Studies

5 February 3-5pm, Room 1.03, The Exchange. Special Sacred Traditions & the Arts Seminar with The Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster AbbeyThe Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London hosted by Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London) and Dr Scott Nethersole (The Courtauld Institute of Art) RSVP here. Our panellists will discuss questions about how visual art produced in response to situations of conflict might work both to document and to transform memory. When and how does visual art help shared remembering in situations where there is a legacy of social division? How might good remembering be balanced—or betrayed—by future-oriented perspectives? 


5 February 6.30pm: documentary The Bogside Story by Italian film producers Rocco Forte and Pietro Laino. N.B Venue: Bush House Auditorium BH (N)-1.01. RSVP The film follows the Italian journalist Fulvio Grimaldi on his visit to Derry to see the Bloody Sunday mural painted by the Bogside Artists, based on his iconic photograph taken in 1972. It also contains interviews with Grimaldi, the Bogside Artists, Father Edward Daly and John Hume.

A wound must be cleaned out and examined before it will heal; it is the unexamined wound that festers and eventually poisons.

Bishop Desmond Tutu

Supported by

King’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute; The Exchange, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy; Department of War Studies; The Centre for the Study of Divided Societies; The War Crimes Research Group; The School of Security Studies (Law, Society and Culture Research Theme); The Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s, Department of Theology & Religious Studies.

Event details

The Exchange
The Exchange
Bush House North East Wing, Aldwych , WC2B 4BG