Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Classes
C04: The Bogside ArtistsInstructor: Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson - Read full bio
Location: CelticMKE Center
Start Date: Tue, August 14, 2018 Start Time: 02:30 PMEnd Date: Thu, August 16, 2018 End Time: 04:00 PMDescription: The Bogside Artists - Tom Kelly and Kevin Hasson - first began working together in 1993 to document the events surrounding the Northern Ireland Troubles. With supplies donated from local residents, they painted several murals on the walls of Rossville Street buildings commemorating the Battle of Bogside and Bloody Sunday. From 1994 to 2008, they painted a total of twelve murals on this street in the Bogside, which they named "The People's Gallery.' The People's Gallery spans the entire length of Rossville Street, which runs through the centre of the Bogside. It is a unique visual display – an entire street devoted to the history in art form of over three decades of political conflict in the province as it affected the city and it occupies no less than four pages in the Lonely Planet. Kelly and Hasson will discuss their murals history and social impact.