Gallery Education Programme for Schools & Colleges 2017/18

Image by Marysa Dowling 'Everyday Exchanges' 2014 © the artist. This was made as part of the How We Learn

Image by Marysa Dowling 'Everyday Exchanges' 2014 © the artist. This was made as part of the How We Learn

Belfast Exposed offers bespoke tours and workshops for schools and colleges from Primary through to Degree Level. Contact our Gallery Manager Hannah Watson for more information or to make a booking.

We offer an interactive and inspiring programme where students at all levels can find out about photography and use the medium as a way of learning new skills, making decisions, telling stories and questioning the world around them while fulfilling key areas of the curriculum.

1. Exhibition Tours
Cost – Free 
Dates – Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Age – All Ages, Primary to Degree/Masters Level 

We provide 1-hour sessions that include in-depth guided tours of our exhibitions, a tour of our facilities and a talk about the history of Belfast Exposed. Tours can be arranged between Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 5pm daily. 

2. Belfast Exposed Young Futures 
Cost - Free 
Dates – First Tuesday of each month from October 2017 and April 2018, 5pm to 6.30pm. 
Age – 15 to 18 (GCSE to A-Level) 
Application Deadline - Friday 15th September, 5pm

Belfast Exposed Young Futures will bring together a group of 15 to 18 year olds, from school and colleges in Northern Ireland interested in learning more about photography and the art world. Workshops will include an exciting programme of talks, workshops and gallery visits with curators, artists and arts professionals. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain valuable experience and to take the first steps in their artistic career. Students should email to request an application form – please note that spaces are limited and applications must be returned by 5pm on Friday 15th September.

3. Bespoke Practical Workshops in Photography

Cost - Varies
Dates - Monday to Friday
Contact - Mervyn Smyth at

We can design tailor-made workshops for students at all levels to compliment various aspects of the primary and secondary curriculums. If you would like to find out more, or to discuss course options, please / 02890230965


What the Teachers say about our previous education programmes:

“From a curriculum point of view the project was fabulous. It allowed children to take part in a wide range of activities, directing, discussing and positively editing and evaluating their work and cooperating with different groups within the class.” Teacher, Meadowbridge Primary

“The programme gave the children so much confidence and inspired them in what photography can do” Teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School

“Working with a guest photographer was super. The pupils were learning all the time without realising it!” Teacher, Meadowbridge Primary

“The programme is a fantastic resource for teachers, allowing them to cover multiple areas of learning and curriculum through a completely new medium.” Teacher, St Malachy’s Primary

Participant Feedback: 

"I learned completed new aspects of photography, which I found particularly interesting as I am unable to study this in school"

"Things I enjoyed learning about most were: different angles and shots, how photographers can illustrate fascinating stories within photos"

"I have never had the opportunity to study photography before, so I enjoyed the whole experience as everything I learnt was completely new to me!"

"I have learned a variety of new ways to interpret artworks in terms of photography"

"I loved the fact that we had a chance to explore artists and understand the deeper meaning of their work"

"I enjoyed meeting new people, looking at art and listening to talks with artists."

Enjoyed "Meeting new people, learning about new photographers and artists and expanding my view on art"

Contact Us

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Past Exhibitions


  • Image by Pupil of Sacred Heart Primary school as part of the START programme

    START Project

    Northern Ireland Schools