Belfast Exposed


28th Nov - 2nd Dec

This is Me – in partnership with TESSA

We are proud to present 'This is Me', an exhibition in partnership with TESSA (Therapeutic, Education and Support Services i...

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14th Nov - 18th Nov

Type 1 Through the Lens – with Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

This World Diabetes Day [14th November], Diabetes UK Northern Ireland will unveil a unique photography exhibition that captur...

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25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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2018 Belfast Exposed Graduate Photography Award: Applications Now Open!

Posted on: 7th June 2018

The Belfast Exposed 2018 Graduate Photography Award is now open for applications for students graduating from BA and MFA Photography and Fine Art Programmes across Northern Ireland / Southern Ireland in Summer 2018. Please note, in order to be considered, the applicant must use photography as the primary focus in their artistic practice.

The award offers:

  • A 3 week exhibition OR residency at Belfast Exposed Gallery 2
  • £400 Artist Fee
  • Contribution towards production costs for exhibition / residency of up to £600
  • Travel/accommodation contribution of up to £100
  • Access to Belfast Exposed resources including studio, lighting equipment, scanners, darkroom, reading room & mentorship from Belfast Exposed staff


Commitment to take part in the exhibition / residency programme from 6th September to 29th September 2018
To organise and host at least one public output (workshop, talk etc)

To apply please send the following to by Saturday 23rd June @ 5pm via Dropbox OR as one PDF document via email

  1. CV (max 2 pages)
  2. 250 word artist statement about your practice
  3. 10 Low Resolution JPGs of examples of your practice
  4. 500 word statement about why you would like to apply for this opportunity, and how you would use the award. Applicants can propose an exhibition of new work OR to use the period between 6th– 29th September as a residency at Belfast Exposed.

Interviews will be conducted during the first week of July 2018 and the recipient of the Award will be notified by Monday 16thJuly 2018. 

Jane Cummins on receiving the Belfast Exposed Graduate Photography Award:

“When I found out I had received the Belfast Exposed Residency Award I felt both excitement and relief. The excitement was that I would get to spend six weeks doing my dream job with a huge studio space and lots of support. The relief was that I would have something to follow on from after finishing my masters, which at the time was my biggest fear. The residency was a great experience for me. I moved to Belfast to try and get as much as possible from the experience. I turned Gallery 2 into my studio space and worked from there daily, when I wasn’t out shooting. I had constant support from the Belfast Exposed Team who would give me critiques on the work I was making along with printing and framing advice for the final exhibition. The workshop I held was of enormous benefit both for my CV and for my teaching confidence. As a result of the residency I have had two solo exhibitions, one in Belfast Exposed and the other in Dublin at The Library Project. At the moment I am continuing to work on the project I began during the residency with the hope of exhibiting again soon.”