Reading last Friday’s Journal regarding The Bogside Artists, I think it’s a real shame that the People’s Gallery may have to close due to lack of funds. The Artists have put on so many great exhibitions from local people.
I have been astounded by the talent that exists among young and old alike. I was very moved by the exhibition of drawings and letters written by children during the Troubles.
The Bogside Artists have worked within and outside the community, promoting good relations through art. Don’t let the doors of this building close especally at a time when the spotlight is on Derry as a City of Culture.
The gallery is an asset in the Bogside and a place of interest to tourists and locals alike and The Bogside Artists are a credit to us all.