Drawn From Borders is a project led by artists for artists that explores the concept and reality of borders, specifically the border created 100 years ago by The Partition of Ireland.
The project supports the Artlink Members participating in the project to research and develop work collectively and independently that was initially planned to be exhibited in 2020 at the Tower Museum Derry~Londonderry. A key element of the project was to meet face to face as often as possible. After the lockdown we started to meet online with the view to creating a virtual exhibition of the participants’ work. This will be in addition to the ‘real life’ exhibition at Artlink Fort Dunree which has been rescheduled for 2021.
On Thursday 21st May at 12.30pm the exhibition preview was published on a Facebook Live event on Artlink’s Page https://www.facebook.com/Artlinkfortdunreepage as part of Culture Ireland’s #IrelandPerforms.
Ireland Performs is presented by FACEBOOK Ireland and Culture Ireland, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and delivered in partnership with First Music Contact and Poetry Ireland and in association with RTÉ. The programme is intended to support Irish artists (in English or Irish) and ensure that the arts continue to be enjoyed online during the Coronavirus crisis.
Drawn From Borders is a free creative engagement programme exploring key moments in Ireland’s history, delivered by Artlink, Nerve Centre and the Tower Museum.
The programme is part of the ‘Understanding the Decade of Centenaries’ project being delivered by the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Tower Museum and supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).