Our event will be held on both sides of the border again this year – with a short exhibition lasting 3 days in The Exchange in Buncrana (18, 19 & 20th Nov), followed by a longer stay from 21st Nov – 1st December in the beautiful Playhouse Theatre, Derry. We hope you will help us reach artists far and wide & invite them to take part by sharing this article.
There’s so much opportunity to change mindsets and behaviours like bullying, but this only happens if YOU get involved – take the topic to heart as something we can all improve, something we can all help with. It touches so many parts of our lives – confidence, mental health, isolation, loneliness, starting over, reaching out, helping our friends, neighbours and community. Showing our children and friends that there’s a different and better way to treat people, and that you can make a difference.
Many schools will take part but we also want families to get involved, and we hope our adult/teen section will once again blow our doors off as it has in the past two years. Most of what you see will be entirely new, but some art will be returning to the exhibit, as work that has touched us greatly and is well worth revisiting.
You can leave your art at The Exchange in Buncrana, or contact me directly to arrange collection. We have written pieces, art on canvas, board, paper etc, sculpture and as many other media as we can accommodate. Here’s the facebook page you can use to get in touch or check out ideas from previous exhibitions. http://www.facebook.com/antibullyingartexhibition