Gallery 1

We are Northern Ireland’s only gallery specialising in contemporary photography, showing local and international work from emerging artists alongside some of the major names in photography today. Our aim is to support artists and promote the practice, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary photography to the widest audiences through new commissions, touring exhibitions and publications. The Belfast Exposed Exhibition programme is made possible through support from Arts Council Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.


Upcoming Exhibitions

Untitled, from the series Wolfgang © David Fathi, 2016

Observations

David Fathi, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Jochen Lempert, August Strindberg

Exhibition Preview Thursday 31 August 7-9pm

Observations takes as its starting point Swedish playwright and philosopher August Strindberg’s early photographic experiments from 1894, the ‘Celestographs’. In these ‘photographs’, Strindberg placed sensitized photographic plates outside in an attempt to gain a visual record of the night sky. Over time, an image…
1 September to 14 October 2017. Find out More »

Past Exhibitions

    2017

  • Image © Gábor Arion Kudász

    Memorabilia

    Gábor Arion Kudász
  • Image © Clare Strand

    Snake

    Clare Strand
  • Hill Street, Lurgan, County Armagh, 1979 © Victor Sloan

    BEFORE

    Victor Sloan
  • © Andrew Rankin

    Interactions

    Various

    2016

  • © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

    Welcome to Belfast

    Martin Parr
  • © Matthew Finn,Untitled, originally commissioned through Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, from the series Mother(1987-present)

    Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

    Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova
  • The Hopeless End of a Great Dream

    Declan Clarke
  • From the series Lasting Values, 1997, Peter Dressler @FOTOHOF archiv

    Seeing With Your Eyes: The Photographs of Peter Dressler 1972 - 2003

  • Bundoran Co. Donegal © Bertien van Manen (2014)

    Beyond Maps and Atlases

    Bertien van Manen

    2015

  • Butz, Grosselfingen 2012 © Axel Hoedt

    Mask

    Charles Fréger and Axel Hoedt
  • From the series 'Stray' (2015) © Paul Gaffney

    Stray

    Paul Gaffney
  • Tokyo Compression © Michael Wolf.

    Tokyo Compression

    Michael Wolf
  • Abyss (2000)  © Geert Goiris

    Unfathomable

    Geert Goiris
  • Short films about learning, Image courtesy of Michael Hanna, 2015

    Short films about learning

    Michael Hanna
  • Installation Image, An Ulaid - South Down Society of Modern Art, Belfast Exposed, 2015

    An Ulaid - South Down Society of Modern Art

    A research project by Sabina Mac Mahon

    2014

  • Hanna Putz  Untitled, (LL1), 2012 © Hanna Putz  Courtesy of the artist

    Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity

    Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Fred Hüning, Miyako Ishiuchi, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz
  • Espen Dietrichson, Return to the Unknown #2, 2014 © the artist

    Reconstructions

    Espen Dietrichson, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Jan McCullough, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
  • Edson Chagas, Found Not Taken, Luanda, 2013, © the artist. Image courtesy of A Palazzo Gallery

    Found Not Taken

    Edson Chagas
  • Wendy Ewald, Images from 'On Reading', (2003) © the artist

    How We Learn

    Wendy Ewald, Julian Germain, Wendy McMurdo, James Russell Cant, Marysa Dowling and Belfast schools
  • Tom Wood, Three Wise Women (1990) © the artist

    Men and Women

    Tom Wood

    2013

  • From the series YU: The Lost Country © Dragana Jurisic

    YU: The Lost Country

    Dragana Jurisic
  • JP Morgan (formerly Lehman Brothers) Canary Wharf, February, 2013 London, England from THE MARKET © Mark Curran

    THE MARKET

    Mark Curran
  • Untitled, Oscar Foster Kane, 2012

    Resolutions

    Robert Huber & Joanna Hopkins, Oscar Foster Kane, Ailise O’ Neill, Sam Orchard
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland, Knocknagoney Station, Photography Branch, Photostudio Backdrop’ from Archive_Belfast (2004) © Claudio Hils

    Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography

    Various
  • Stephen Gill, from the series Hackney Wick, 2005

    Thresholds

    Maja Daniels, Stephen Gill, Sophie Ristelhueber, Luke Stephenson, Peter Watkins & Tereza Zelenkova. Curated by Ciara Hickey
  • Jasmine, Hannah and Cecilia Swimming, Tennessee © Lucas Foglia, 2008

    A Natural Order

    Lucas Foglia

    2012

  • Image by Lorraine Burrell

    Everyday Selves

    Lorraine Burrell, Wolfram Hahn, Gabriela Herman, Lisa Ohlweiler
  • Still from Enemy Blue, 2012 © Allan Hughes

    Enemy Blue

    Allan Hughes
  • Settlement I, 2011 © Anthony Haughey

    Settlement

    Anthony Haughey
  • Lu'lu'a, Kirkuk, 2006 ©Lu'lu'a/OpenShutters/Index in Censorship

    Open Shutters Iraq

    Various
  • Design by Keith Connolly Tonic Design

    Prima Materia

    Broomberg & Chanarin, Colin Gee, Factotum, Tonic Design
  • Untitled from Churches (2012) © Sylvia Grace Borda

    Churches

    Sylvia Grace Borda

    2011

  • Image: Bird corpse, labelled as home décor, Indonesia to Miami, Florida (prohibited) [Detail]. 2010 Image: © Taryn Simon. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

    Contraband

    Taryn Simon
  • Fallen Leaves and Shadows I (2011) © Mary McIntyre

    Silent, Empty, Waiting for the Day

    Mary McIntyre
  • © Allan Sekula Courtesy of Galerie Michel Rein

    Polonia and Other Fables

    Allan Sekula
  • The Soil and the Atmosphere

    Various
  • Four Geostationary Satellites Above the Sierra Nevada (2007) © Trevor Paglen Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln and Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco

    Secret Satellites

    Group Show
  • Make it new John

    Duncan Campbell

    2010

  • Shadow Play

    Hans-Peter Feldman
  • Shadowlands

    Zadoc Nava
  • Daniel Jewesbury and Aisling O'Beirn

  • By Harri Pälviranta

    Playgrounds

    Harri Palviranta and CJ Clarke
  • Exchange Mechanism

    Various

    2009

  • Xavier Ribas, from the series Nomads, 2008.

    Habitus

    Xavier Ribas
  • Redmond Entwistle, Red Light, 2009.

    Red Light

    Redmond Entwistle
  • Susanne Bosch, Romanian Newspaper Seller, Belfast, 2009.

    The Prehistory of the Crisis (2)

  • Duncan Campbell, Falls Burns Malone Fiddles Poster, 2007. Screen print on paper.

    What You Can't See

  • Donovan Wylie, Maze rushes.

    MAZE 2007/8

    Donovan Wylie
  • Lilibeth Cuenca, Holy Wood (2005). Still from film.

    Ex-Voto

    Various

    2008

  • Neil Hamon, Invasion, still from film. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Leme.

    Replications

    Neil Hamon and Edwin Zwakman
  • J.Moran, c. 1940 / Corbis

    A Century of Spin

    by Factotum
  • The Last Things

    David Moore
  • Glencairn Way, Belfast

    Bonfires

    John Duncan
  • The Atlas Group (Walid Raad), stills from Hostage: The Bachar Tapes (#17 & 31) (English version), 2001

    2MOVE: Ireland

    Various
  • Residency Documentation Angela Wildman

    Residency

    Anthony Luvera
  • Lena River, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic

    Motherland

    Simon Roberts

    2007

  • Domestic Visits Room, Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, July 2006. (Detainees sit on the seats with the red chair backs; their visitors opposite)

    Border Country

    Melanie Friend
  • After Man Ray by Jane Brettle

    Portraits: Reflections on the Veil

    Jane Brettle and Tulu Bayar
  • Suburban Developments

    Daniel Traub and Robert Harding Pittman
  • British Watchtowers

    Donovan Wylie
  • Knock Three Times

    Chris Coekin
  • Homelands and Tales of a City

    Sunil Gupta
  • There Would Have Been No City

    Various artists

    2006

  • Question for Seller

    Nicky Bird
  • Undergarments and Armor

    Tanya Marcuse
  • Migrations

    Group Show
  • yellow_space

    Building Initiative team, School of Art & Design,
  • Mick, Line Operator, Nitro, Building 8, 15.37 p.m., Monday, December 1st, 2003. Copyright Mark Curran

    The Breathing Factory

    Mark Curran
  • Crossings

    Alex Webb

    2005

  • The English in Northern Ireland

    Curated by Factotum
  • Teenagers, Belfast

    Michelle Sank
  • Still Lovers

    Elena Dorfman
  • Portraits from a 50s Archive

  • The Examination Room

    Catriona Grant
  • Beyond the Family Album and Other Projects

    Jo Spence
  • Sun City

    Peter Granser

    2004

  • Archive: Lisburn Road

    Daniel Jewesbury and Ursula Burke
  • Wendy McMurdo

  • Somewhere...Fast

    Mary Maclean
  • Three Projects

    Gareth McConnell
  • Archive_Belfast

    Claudio Hils
  • The Maze

    Donovan Wylie
  • Afghanistan: Chronotopia

    Simon Norfolk

    2003

  • The Vacuum Raffle

    Various
  • Trees From Germany

    John Duncan
  • Topography of Titanic

    Kai-Olaf Hesse
  • Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight

    John Hinde

    2002

  • The Zone

    David Bate
  • 67/89

    Kai-Olaf Hesse
  • Memorial

    Peter Richards
  • Routes

    Ursula Burke

    2001

  • Red Land - Blue Land

    Claudio Hils
  • Face Value

    Jimi Hughes
  • Off The Wall

    Belfast Exposed, Washington DC
  • Afterwars

    Ori Gersht
  • Concrete Dreams

    Tom Merilion

    2000

  • The Docks

    Richard Adam
  • Beaches

    Trevor Appleson