Art wanted for anti-bullying exhibition

ANTI BULLYING. . . . Group pictured at the Exchange, Buncrana on Saturday during the Primary and Secondary Schools Anti-Bullying Exhibition. On left is Bernie Doherty, Anti-Bullying Facilitator. DER4814MC075
ANTI BULLYING. . . . Group pictured at the Exchange, Buncrana on Saturday during the Primary and Secondary Schools Anti-Bullying Exhibition. On left is Bernie Doherty, Anti-Bullying Facilitator. DER4814MC075

Young people from across the North West are being invited to submit art with an anti bullying theme ahead of a major exhibition which will take place here in November.

With the theme, ‘No More Bystanders’ the initiative is the brainchild of Inishowen woman Bernie Doherty.

“I’m delighted to announce the launch of the 3rd annual Anti Bullying Art Exhibition in Donegal and Derry,” said Bernie. Entries are invited for the exhibition from right across the world.

“At this time of year when there are no anti-bullying months or weeks, it’s a great time for schools to submit their entries ahead of the school summer holidays and to raise the topic again as children leave school for those hopefully warm months! This year we’re adopting the hashtag #NoMoreBystanders to try to get the message across that you can help victims of bullying without putting yourself in danger,” said Bernie.

“In 2013 I ran some free anti-bullying workshops. As part of these events, the children attending created anti bullying posters. Often children might give the answer they think we want to hear when we’re talking to them, but in art, they are more honest, and taking the time to create the art makes the understanding more real.”

Art can be dropped in in person to The Exchange in Buncrana or sent via post to The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Check out the last two exhibitions at www.facebook.com/antibullyingartexhibition