"If stones could speak,
Then London's praise
Should sound for those w
ho built this church
and city from the ground"

The above quote is taken from the foundation stone in the entrance porch at St. Columb's Cathedral in Derry. They were written in 1633 on the completion of the cathedral. If Stones Could Speak is the title of a project currently being run by Greater Shantallow Community Arts and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The project is designed to provide a creative platform for digital art writers and artists in the Derry area. The aim is to create new work in the form of an anthology of short comic book stories that will use the city of Derry (especially the walled city) as a backdrop. The idea is to "work local and think global". The final artwork will be published and will act as a legacy and enhance the CVs of all those involved.

Greater Shantallow Community Arts
Founded in 1999, GSCA is a community arts organisation based in the Outer North area of Derry in Northern ireland that aims to provide direct access to the arts within communities. It aims to enrich lives, promote artists, the arts and to promote cultural activity. www.gscaderry.com

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Hello and welcome!

Hey people, Gio here- from ye olde blog of the 2Dcollective- I've been meaning to post some stuff recently on the 2d blog, but everything Im working on is for a new project. So i decided it would probably be a good idea to have a seperate blog to document the creation of the up and coming book-"If stones could speak" (working title). All of the stories are set in the picturesque Walled City of Derry/L'Derry, the home place to all but one of the contributors. The book will display a range of story telling, content and different art work, across the six stories.Hopefully over the next few days we'll be joined by the other contributors and hopefully some followers too.

I'll be posting some of my preliminary character studies tomorrow so stay tuned, and if you come across this blog and like it, why not follow it (just to your right there) and sure go on, tell yours friends as well!

Oh, and please comment, critism is always appreciated. 

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