Seeking context, participants view the displays at the museum

The Tower Museum is the host venue for the upcoming exhibition so it seems logical to have our next meet up here. After a quick briefing on project updates we were taken on a tour of The Story of Derry, specifically looking at the period from about 1900 to 1922 and artefacts from that era. It was in the late 1800’s that the idea of Home Rule gained momentum with the establishment of the Home Rule Association by Issac Butt in 1870. It was another 20 years before the notion of The Partition of Ireland was mentioned. and another 30 years or so before it came into being. No wonder Brexit is taking it’s time.

In the afternoon Kate Nolan and Trish Lambe talked to us about their photographic projects on the border. Nolans Lacuna is a long term project that involved primary school aged children and their ideas about the border and how it effects them and their identity. Having no memory of a physical border these your people give us an insight into the psychological space of the border.