"I am amazed at the outstanding quality of this artwork."
Nobel Laureate and Statesman John
"The work of the Bogside Artists is remarkable ... a vibrant
response to events still vivid in the psyche of the
community."Brian Friel, world-renowned
playwright and author.
"The marvellous work of the artists has enhanced the historic and
artistic appeal of the area and contributes to the growing sense of
pride which Derry people hold for the role they have played in the
events that reverberated around the world three decades ago."
Councillor Mary Nelis.
"I find myself responding to the overpowering message of the
murals: Here is our story." Prof.
Peter Sheehan, Provost of The Australian Catholic University Sydney,
The Bogside murals are the most popular murals in Northern
Ireland, and the most prominent political murals in the
I keep the mural of Annette as the background on my computer, as
well as a picture hung next to my bed. Though all of the murals
inspire me in some way, the piercing message and story of Annette,
the butterfly and the broken gun is one I think of each day, and
relate deeply with my experience in Northern Ireland.Madeleine Ehrlich - student, San Francisco Ca.
"The work provides a window into the heart of the Bogside and for
that we must be truly grateful to the three artists." Prof. Raymond Helmick, of Boston College, world-renowned
teacher, author and peace negotiator.
"In my five years in the building I have never seen so many
people so excited by an art exhibition. We actually had senators and
representatives asking to have the duration of the exhibition
extended." Senator Steven Tolman, host
of The Bogside Artists exhibition in the BOSTON STATE
HOUSE, MA, USA.