Broughderg : Area of Outstanding Beauty

An intergenerational photography program in collaboration with the Broughderg Area Development Association as part of Community Art Partnership’s ‘This Is Me’ multimedia initiative.

About the Project

Gwen Stevenson led a transformative intergenerational photography program in collaboration with the Broughderg Area Development Association as part of Community Art Partnership’s ‘This Is Me’ multimedia art initiative. This innovative program is crafted to weave narratives of identity through the mediums of film, animation, photography, and music, aiming to alleviate rural and social isolation in disadvantaged areas.

Nestled in the serene and remote Broughderg area, renowned for its unique archaeological treasures like the Breaghmore Stone Circles and the Aghascrebagh Ogham Stone, the locale offers a backdrop that is both historically rich and visually stunning. Beaghmore, an 8.5-mile expanse to the northwest of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, features early Bronze Age megalithic structures, stone circles, and cairns, situated on the southeast fringe of the Sperrin Mountains.

This breathtaking natural landscape extends to include Davagh Forest, and Creggan Wood, is designated an ‘area of outstanding beauty.’ Participants in the program produced captivating images now proudly showcased in the visitor center. Beyond the display, the program equipped them with enduring skills, enabling self-expression in new and profound ways. The legacy of the project lives on, echoing through the vibrant stories captured and the newfound abilities gained by each participant.

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