Borderlands exhibition features 22 participants from all walks of life, living on the border between the Derry City & Strabane District Council Area and County Donegal, this exhibition offers a realistic, refreshing and relatable insight into life on the border in 2020/2021. It highlights how crossing the border daily impacts our lives financially, socially and culturally, whilst also referring to its historical significance and foundation. The interviews, recorded by Holywell Trust, will be archived for posterity at a significant moment in time, on the centenary of the creation of the border and during difficult uncharted territory following BREXIT.
This is a great opportunity to see and hear the voices of those who have experienced the border in a variety of forms, from the early customs posts to the queues and questions of checkpoints during the Troubles to the invisible border following the Good Friday Agreement
The exhibition runs in the Alley Theatre from the 26th of July to the 16th August. The thoughts, opinions and local linguistic expressions in this exhibition belong to the participants who live in the local area and who travel across the border regularly. This exhibition was funded by The Executive Office’s Together Building A United Community (T:BUC) Strategy, through the District Council’s Good Relations Fund.