Expansion for anti-bullying exhibition

Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana students Lauren Byron and Marie Carey from the GO Club admiring some of their fellow students work at the Anti Bullying Exhibition in Buncrana on Saturday. DER4814MC108
Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana students Lauren Byron and Marie Carey from the GO Club admiring some of their fellow students work at the Anti Bullying Exhibition in Buncrana on Saturday. DER4814MC108
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An Inishowen anti-bullying exhibition has expanded and will this year also take place in Derry’s Playhouse.

The second annual anti-bullying exhibition takes place again this year in The Exchange, Buncrana for three days from November 13th to 15th next.

The event was a huge success last year and it has now been announced that, as well as the ‘all-ages’ exhibition in Buncrana, there’ll be an additional exhibition of teen and adult work submitted in Derry’s Playhouse.

Organiser Bernie Doherty said they are over the moon with the development.

She said: “We’re delighted to have secured this great advancement in just our second year, and a huge thanks to all the children, adults, art groups and schools that take part and work so hard on their art for this fantastic cause.”

Last year’s exhibition in Buncrana saw art displayed from all over the world.

Adults and children submitted 249 pieces of work, with 400 visitors over just two days.

This year is expected to be even bigger and it’s not too late to submit your entries, before the deadline of this Saturday, October 31st. They can be sent to Anti-Bullying Art Exhibition, The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

The exhibition has already had messages of support from the Irish Autism Society and the Anti Bullying Movement Ireland. It was also short listed earlier this year for the Epic awards community project awards. The organisers behind the exhibition aim to create an international community of people concerned about bullying and their vision of how it affects people, or how to help express and tackle bullying of all kinds through art, sculpture or written process.

For more information, you can visit the anti-bullying exhibition page on facebook.

All are also welcome to attend the exhibition itself.

There is no admission fee but donations would be appreciated.

The exhibition in the Playhouse will take place November 20 - 27.