• Wow! Powerful narrative. Thank you for sharing your story and educating people like me. Peace and solidarity.

 

  • Very glad that I was able to attend this talk. Thanks very much for bringing this to Edinburgh.

 

  • Wonderful to hear this story told in the heart of Scottish Presbyterians, next stop Houses of Parliament.

 

  • Amazing experience to hear from the artists what had prompted their project. It makes me want to know more and hope to see the murals themselves. Meanwhile, I have the guide!

 

  • A very touching expression through art. Congratulations to the organizers for this excellent exhibition. – Naela Chohan, former Ambassador of Pakistan

 

  • Touching and comforting—but a challenging is the commemoration of remembering —from Rwandan perspective, too many similarities. God bless your work. Tharcisse and Josephine Gatrure

  • A fantastic insight into the perspectives of the growth and change of the NI conflict from the Troubles onwards. Glad I came to listen and learn to hopefully one day become one of the people that were mentioned as being ignorant to the issues. –Brigette

 

  • Thank you for the very human insight into the conflict and consequences from a community caught in the middle of it. Being from abroad, this is particularly valuable to understand the conflict. Thank you and good luck with it all. Thanks, Christoffer

 

  • Thank you for the wonderful work you have created. It tells the stories which are unheard. It reminds me of the realities in my country and how hard it is to express our feelings and share our stories. When we have personal experience we cannot simply forget it, we need to remember and pass on the stories to the next generation, you have done that. This exhibition is so personal to me. It touched me so much, it gave me hope. Good luck. Sarah (Sri Lanka)

 

  • Grazie é stato magnifico (Thanks it was great) -Italy

 

  • Wonderful to meet Tom Kelly, one of the artists. We must protect and preserve the peace in Northern Ireland!

 

  • Very moving collection of mural artwork, showcasing a very simple series of stories that were an important collective process in achieving a nascent peace in a very troubled region. Thank you for sharing it with me. Jack Campbell (Irish)

 

  • Thank you (Jacques, Quebec, Canada)

 

  • No podemos olvidar el pasado para cometer los mismos errores. We shouldn’t forget the past for making the same errors. Thanks, the Medina Family (Spain)

 

  • Nos ha gustado mucho la exposición. Hemos conocido más detalle este conflicto. Gracias. (We really liked the exhibition. We learnt about this conflict in more detail) (Marga & Martin, Spain)

 

  • Fantastically eye-opening events people of our generation who grew up in the BBC-version of events on the news every night.

 

  • I’m amazed by how art can tell stories so well without words. The expressions on the people during this time tell it all. Thank you for sharing stories of people that aren’t here to tell the story and changing me and how I think of civil rights. –Bella

 

  • A great expo to help us remember! –Ken, Canada

 

  • Vielen Dank für die Ausstellung (many thanks for the exhibition) - Stefan & Simone, Gründau, Germany

 

  • Impressive! Thank you so much. -Renata and Hans

 

  • Very powerful and moving exhibition. –Cameron

 

  • Very moving, makes me want to weep but there is hope, too.

 

  • Excellent exhibition! Thought-provoking and very moving.

 

  • Very informative + very necessary. -E. Dodds

 

  • Thanks for explaining it to me—understand a little more.

 

  • Remarkable—what a reminder of days I must have watched on TV/ read in the newspapers—but have sadly forgotten. Thank you for reminding me of the humanity and folks in that neighborhood and their stories.

 

  • Such strong images—a lasting reminder. Let’s hope peace is not compromised by current policies.

 

  • Que no se vuelva a repetir (Don’t let it happen again) -Antonia

 

  • Fantastic exhibition—I will come back to see it again.

 

  • Interesting!

 

  • Good to see this in the flesh after hearing much about it.

 

  • Deeply moving. We must hope for a better future. –Jay

 

  • Incredible insight into what was a pretty radical time.

 

  • Very moving. You forget the Troubles so easily from a distance.

 

  • Really interesting exhibition—will encourage others to come along.

 

  • Very well presented—brings back memories. Thank you.

 

  • Excellent exhibition -Rob & Jackie, SQ

 

  • Remembering the injustices all over again. Ugh. --Sue Watts

 

  • An unexpected addition to our day. Interesting, engaging and thoughtfully laid out.

 

  • Great exhibition! Learned more about the history.

 

  • Very powerful!

 

  • It shows the truth reality of historic events that also bring us to that time with a sensitive heart. Thanks. -Ethan

 

  • Très belle exposition !! (very beautiful exhibition)

 

  • Very impressive!

 

  • Vielen Dank für die sehr interessante Ausstellung. Die Halle mit den vielen Wappen ist auch sehr schön—fast wie in Hogwarts. (Many thanks for the very interesting exhibition. The hall with the many emblems is also beautiful - almost like in Hogwarts.) (Frieda, Germany)

 

  • The prints are good. Very informative. –Phil

 

  • Excellent, very thought provoking.

 

  • Great to see the exhibition in Edinburgh—Seamus, Dungiven, NI

 

  • Hope we stay in peace.

 

  • Didn’t expect to see an exhibition today. Greatly impressed by its message and quality of presentation. Thanks guys!

 

  • Good display, good thought provoking. Thanks

 

  • Thought provoking but can we learn enough from it? Deb, Cumbria

 

  • Brilliant. If only my British friends could hear the message. Great craic with Tom and Kevin. -Arthur & Barbara

 

  • Let’s hope such terrifying chaos does not return - our present dangerous ?? -Julie Bleckle

 

  • A stark reminder, bearing resemblance to the struggle and freedom fight of Kashmir -Manyan Najar

 

  • Eloquent in its sadness & ay we never go back to that. -Padraig McMorrow

 

  • It;s good to tell the story again and again… so thank you! -Nick & Elly, Holland

 

  • Great exhibition - beautiful way to celebrate peace. -Valerie from Paris

 

  • Great artwork - hope peace lasts.

 

  • Well done and very interesting. -The Evangelistas from France

 

  • Very interesting. -Bett family, Kilmarnock

 

  • To learn something that has become increasingly current is so important. History repeating? Hope not! -Justin

 

  • Moving exhibition. Thanks so much for bringing it to New College. -Matt Noransen

 

  • Great exhibition, thank you.

 

  • Fabulous exhibition. -Pam Moore

 

  • Very interesting exhibition, thanks. -F Basquin, France 

 

  • Powerful and moving. needs to be remembered and learned from. -Edinburgh

 

  • A great memorial to all those involved. -Donagh Kilkenny

 

  • Wonderful! From Texas USA

 

  • A great exhibition at this time in history. Thank you to the students, volunteers & artists.

 

  • Very moving - thank you for the care with which you tell this story.

 

  • So powerful -Gemma King

 

  • Very good exhibition. I lived in Northern Ireland and this is how it was. Thank you! -Scott

 

  • Keep telling the story so history won’t repeat itself. Thank you.

 

  • I’m glad to be remembering. Thank you.

 

  • Great exhibition - provided a perspective I was not as aware of.

 

  • Amazing exhibit. Insightful, pulls at emotions, & educational for those from abroad. Thank you for sharing your art and these stories.

 

  • A very sobering, need to know exhibition - sad, courageous party of our story.

 

  • Thank you for putting on this exhibition. So important, as a young person, to learn about something not taught in schools. Deeply moving and upsetting. So very important.

 

  • This is an important and beautiful display. Thank you so much. -Reus, Martha & Cheryl

 

  • Hopes for the construction of peace. -Jenny Booth

 

  • Lovely art, the meaning behind it is so deep. Glad it’s over. -Natasha Navarro, Texas

 

  • It’s a wonderful job. The help and feeling for the people. -Sandra Tumago

 

  • Thank you for telling a story that needs to be told; hope shines forth in the midst of the pain.

 

  • Great exhibition of the story of the Bogside. Wonderful to hear stories of the mural and its background and meaning. Spoke with Tom and Kevin who were incredibly passionate about their Bogside story and was wonderful speaking to them. -Sean, Edinburgh

 

  • Una exposición fantástica. (A fantastic exhibition) -Isobel & Pablo, Spain

 

  • Bravo, belle expo. -Francois, France

 

  • Vive l’Ecosse

  • Very interesting and important to see. -Mike McFibroy, Chelmsford

 

  • Very difficult to read, hear about, but extremely important to give recognition & respect to those who died. -Maggie, Rep. of Ireland & Noddy, Argyll

 

  • I think the art is interesting and shows us what happened.

 

  • Thanks so much - very emotional. -Karen

 

  • Thanks very thought provoking.

 

  • Very interesting! -Denmark

 

  • Thank you for taking the time to share this with us, that we may share it with others. -Enid Watkins

 

  • Fascinating interpretation of the Bogside Murals. -John A., Glasgow

 

  • Good history lesson often forgotten. -Karmen Anderson, Iowa, USA

 

  • Thanks for this illuminating & sensitive show.

 

  • Should be more visible at the festival. Humbling and beautiful.

 

  • Important and very touching exhibition! -Simone, Germany

 

  • Such a wonderful exhibition, informative and so timely. Well done. Thank you. -Marie

 

  • Many thanks by remembering those awful years. For the people, history, won’t ever be forgotten. Carlos, Aug 25 2019.

 

  • Good impression of this “Troubles” issue.

 

  • Very moving.

 

  • Very interesting exhibition. -Christina, Belfast

 

  • Stuff to remember, thanks.

 

  • Powerful exhibition. Beautifully set. Many thanks.

 

  • Philip Doyle - Mon the Comedy Stripes! (?!)

 

  • Thought provoking -Dorothy

 

  • So important to see - Emma Robertson

 

  • Shocking and thought provoking -Fiona

 

  • \very good exhibition providing accurate visual information of the Troubles. -Jean Grant

 

  • The dove of peace and the unity of communities, may it live in peace. -Evie McKinn

 

  • Great exhibit, really enjoy it!

 

  • Very thought provoking. -James Turner

 

  • Inspiring and very necessary commemoration. -David & Max Smith, Livingston, Aug 26th 

 

  • Shocking and very sad but also very important for people to remember!

 

  • Very interesting, so informative. Grew up hearing about it. the year my daughter was born. Hopefully peace will continue & no border after BREXIT!!

 

  • Fantastic exhibition - thank you for presenting this in the memory of visitors. -Lucas

 

  • Many lessons still to be learned. -Jonathan

 

  • Great memories of Derry before the Troubles!

 

  • So interesting to see these all together & see their story from peaceful protest to civil war & back to peace.

 

  • Thought provoking, informative and interesting to read the stories behind the Murals. Art as a medium for reflecting and exposing harsh realities and conflict is powerful as it is for messages and promotion of peace & positivity.

 

  • Inspired by how theology shall concern about the afflictions in this world.

 

  • Insightful and sad! -Riona Quinn

 

  • Thank you for telling this story. -Sophie

 

  • Great exhibit. I want to go to Belfast. -Pete

 

  • Amazing photos and incredible murals. I loved this exhibit. -Linda, Canada

 

  • Unbelievable - just loved it

 

  • Horrifying and hopeful!

 

  • Wonderful to see their story told in another country.

 

  • Wunderbare Ausstellung (wonderful exhibition) -Paul, Germany

 

  • Important to see & understand - thanks.

 

  • Very moving and a very timely reminder what could be lost if Brexit goes ahead.

 

  • Very moving and thought provoking.

 

  • When will we all learn to get along as human beings? We are the same inside but bigotry & fervour obscure that. -C.W, Sydney, Australia

 

  • As someone from Northern Ireland I found this exhibition thought provoking. May peace prevail and wounds be healed. -Michael, Co. Antrim

 

  • Powerful display! Thank you! -Kathie, USA

 

  • Gran exposición para tener memoria. ¡Enhorabuena! (Brilliant exhibition to remember [the past] . Congratulations!) -Jesús, Riosalido

 

  • It’s good for not to forget and not to repeat in the future. -Alberto, Basque Country

 

  • Very interesting and emotional. Need to remember the past to prevent it happening again.

 

  • Very powerful, important work that is also educational. I am so moved!

 

  • Thank you for offering this meaningful exhibit. -Claire, Los Angeles, CA

 

  • Even as someone from Derry, I’ve rarely had a chance to contemplate on the murals as a series. A really thought provoking exhibit. -Rachel, Derry

 

  • Think of Hong Kong Protest 2019. (hand-drawn joined hands & peace sign)

 

  • Thank you for a powerful exhibition. Gustav, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

  • Heard so much about this and glad to be able to see it. Great work. -Rory Mackonyre

 

  • It is illuminating to see these events through the eyes of the people involved rather than as they were filtered by the British television & other media. -R Kaye

 

  • Fascinating & sad. -Vera McShoy, Belfast

 

  • Unexpected exposition but learned something. -Anne, Belgium

 

  • Sobering stuff. -Michael Fallo, Edinburgh

 

  • Really informative, sad, moving - an excellent exhibition. Thanks. -Jemma

 

  • Thank you -Hank Croomin

 

  • Educational

 

  • It was very nice thank you

 

  • This is very eye-watering

 

  • Thank you - very interesting, an eye opener.

 

  • Part of my history. -A Derry girl!

 

  • Makes you think. Remember seeing all this on the news but to see through the eyes of young people at the time. Very powerful.

 

  • V moving. Thank you

 

  • Very moving, interesting and important exhibition! I’m 21 and my generation know far too little about this scarily recent history. I think it’s important we know.

 

  • Thanks! -Hamish, Oslo

 

  • Bad times

 

  • We left knowing a whole lot more than we originally had. Thank you.

 

  • Truly ey- opening. Thank you. (Czech flag)

 

  • Very informative. Beautiful hall.

 

  • Very interesting exhibition. - Luna

 

  • Straight from Italy, awesome. -Rita

 

  • Very moving and informative. Thanks. -Azen

 

  • Impressive and

 

  • Impressive. Thank you. -Erik & Mare, NL

 

  • Very informative - thank you. -The Dawsons, Northumberland

 

  • Impressive, informative. -John & Diane Kimbu, NZ

 

  • Highly informative and emotional, due to use of video footage. -ENG

 

  • Very moving, and a must touch to all hearts who pass through!

 

  • Good to see old photos/merch. (?) of my city! V good.

 

  • Very moving exhibition. Glad I came in. ? there is hope following so much tragedy.

 

  • Very moving and inspirational. It is an important story to tell. -A. Murray

 

  • Moving reminder of a hard time on Derry’s streets. Hopeful perspectives there in the exhibition. Great place and people! -Anne Young

 

  • Very interesting - must have been meant to come into Edinburgh for the EU march today and been ? in to see the exhibition. The EU has brought years of peace to Europe. The Good Friday Agreement brought greater stability in Ireland & leaving Europe only likely to bring renewed troubles in Ireland or elsewhere. We should not forget! -Joyce Ben, Dunbar, Stirling

 

  • Fabulous ? to show the suffering of people in Northern Ireland - no surrender.

 

  • Excellent, interesting and thought provoking. -Anterine Doyle, CX (Christmas Island?!)

 

 

  • Wonderful exhibition. So easy to forget and dismiss as history. This isn’t long ago or far away. Thank you for highlighting. -Cam, London

 

  • I’m an American studying at the New College this autumn - so easy to have memories like this washed away and ignored - hoping it won’t get to this point after Brexit - hope we can maintain love and understanding throughout. -Angie, NH, USA

 

  • Very moving and interesting.

 

  • Thank you for making sure that these times are remembered. -Mary Inn Baldys

 

  • Very well done display...telling the story of a black time in humanity. -Dale ? Polson

 

  • Very educational and ? exhibit, you can really feel the struggle and the ? of peace of Northern Ireland. Loved it!

 

  • Great place and great exhibition. -Pierre & Lea

 

  • Wonderful exhibition :) Un abraccio (a hug) from Italy :)

 

  • Powerful exhibition. I saw the murals in ? just after the ? eased. Good to be reminded of them. Appreciate the ?.

 

  • Very powerful story - touching murals.

 

  • Thank you for bringing this story to Edinburgh. -Rory Thomson

 

  • Great emphasis on peace; long may it continue. -Trevor Thomson, Edinburgh

 

  • Interesting - demonstrates the power of art, reveals & political ? -C & S McGregor

 

  • It’s good to watch this in a peaceful time. -Francis

 

  • Cnacubo …. ??? … (Russian: )

 

  • Thank you for this exhibition. It shows us a lot of different problems & the people. We need to remember about them in our good and our bad days. -Elena, Moscow, 01/09/2019

 

  • The conflict represented here is as real today worldwide as in the 1980s. Sad. Frightening. Disheartening. New leadership worldwide is desperately needed to promote nonviolence and compassion. Thank you for sharing this important work of art. -Maureen and Doug Anderson, Syracuse, NY, USA

 

  • Very interesting, well documented and human exhibit that ? ‘home’ the reality of a conflict, not so long ago.

 

  • Thanks for the reminder. Defs hope peace survives Brexit and ? politicians.

 

  • This is a fantastic and thought-provoking exhibition - the images are powerful and the context given deepens understanding. Many thanks. -Drigid Lynch

 

  • It was and is a ?????

 

  • Very informative & thought provoking.

 

  • Illustrates so well, ? unhumanity to Mau?

 

  • Really enjoyed the exhibition and really helpful to view the history of the Troubles through the lens of art and then stories beneath each, and encouraging to hear of change and recognition as well as memorial and remembrance.

 

  • Very moving exhibition. Still right to show how stupid mankind can be.

 

  • Brings back awful memories. However gave hope for N Ireland now. Very good to see the images.

 

  • Interesante exposición conocer la otra parte de la historia basada en foto - gracias y situaciones que les dolieron en esa época. (Interesting exhibition to learn about the other side of the story through photos - thank you and situations which hurt them at that time (?) ) Mexico, 2 Sep 2019.

 

 

  • Very interesting and powerful. Learnt a lot.  Merci beaucoup. Emanuelle & Gloria, Montreal

 

  • Sept 3 2019. Very powerful + shocking. [name] USA

 

  • Sept 3 2019 [comment in Hungarian]

 

  • Shauna & Jim Miller - Nanaimo BC Canada

  • Very powerful! Beautiful

  • Thanks for the informative exhibition - I didn’t know about these incidents.

  • Art is always unique in expressing ideas. You might forget the word but you never forget a picture

  • Maryam, 3-9-2019, Saudi Arabia

 

  • Amazing exhibition! So informative and creative, we loved it!

  • Ella, Laura, Alex, 3/9.2019 Preston

 

  • Incredibly evocative - reminds us all of what happens when communities are divided and how fragile and what a gift peace is.

 

  • Very nice exhibition, showing the power of storytelling through art.

 

  • A very enlightening, striking exhibition that demonstrates how art can serve as powerful commentary on history and conflict

 

  • Extremely relevant today; divinision, escalating political tensions. Very interesting depiction of key points/events expressed through art.

 

  • [Comment in Portuguese?] Isaac / Brazil

 

  • Very moving and tragic that it ever occurred. Visiting Derry next week and plan to see the murals. Ritchie and Margaret Walter

 

  • Very moving exhibition. These were very dark days for Northern Ireland and the people who lived there

 

  • This exhibition made us very thoughtful.

  • From Germany

 

  • Though provoking. Never again!!

 

  • Thought-provoking indeed. Peace is precious and needs to be protected

 

  • Very thought provoking and informative. Thanks so much for bringing these things to our attention.

Edinburgh 20 August - 3 September 2019

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