Through 2022, ArtsEverywhere is partnering with the Bloody Sunday Trust to support a series of commissioned collaborations between Northern Irish and international artists, musicians, dancers, and writers to commemorate and reflect on sectarian conflict, colonial rule, and the legacy of activism in the context of the current global political climate. The project will take the form of exhibitions, performances, and multimedia journalism to be presented in Derry, Northern Ireland and on ArtsEverywhere.
In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Trust and ArtsEverywhere are producing a collaborative, multi-site, multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance that examines human rights from regional and global perspectives over the last fifty years. Ten local and international artists working across a wide range of visual media have been commissioned to produce works based on the theme “From Bloody Sunday to Brexit.” Completed works will be exhibited in Derry City in June to coincide with the conclusion of the Seville Inquiry, and the 2022 convening of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
This collaboration was launched at the 50th Anniversary commemoration event on January 30th, 2022, exactly 50 years after the massacre of protesters in the Bogside by British forces. Here are some highlights from the weekend: