The Irish border. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP

The first Meet up took place at the Nerve Centre in Derry~Londonderry and was attended by almost thirty Artlink Members who had registered for the project. Individuals travelled from across the country as well as from Counties Donegal and Derry to officially commit to the project and to participate in a presentation by curator Adrian Grant on The Partition of Ireland. The presentation covered a brief history of events that led up to the creation of a border on the island of Ireland. It covered and how the concept came about and how it was negotiated politically and the tension it caused and the fighting on the streets that ensued.

Notes from the presentation are available to project participants in the research and resources section in the message boards section of this website.