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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Belfast Exposed announces Futures Curator Awardees 2023

Posted on: 11th January 2023

We are delighted to officially announce the Belfast Exposed Futures Curator Award, part of the Futures programme that supports emerging talent in the visual arts.

This year, we are excited to expand our support for emerging artistic talent with the new Futures Curator Award, a scheme that will provide support, mentorship & financial backing to a group of emerging curators in the visual arts.

Curators play a vital role in the success of all forms of art and it is Belfast Exposed’s ambition to increase the support we provide to emerging curators. Through the Award, we have the ideal platform to do this while bringing an ever more diverse range of art to our audiences.

After a highly competitive selection process that began in August 2022, the following individuals have been selected as the first group of Awardees:

Rachel Botha, Sara Dowling, Vera Hadzhiyska, Siobhán Kelly, Rosalind Murray, Grace O’Boyle.

Each Awardee will curate an exhibition at Belfast Exposed with an artist or group of artists of their choosing. Belfast Exposed will support each curator, as well as funding and promoting each show, allowing the Awardees creative freedom to present the work of their collaborating artist.

The first Award show will be ‘Nothing But A Curtain‘, the work of photographer Zula Rabikowska, curated by Vera Hadzhiyska, running from Thursday 2nd of February to Saturday 25th March 2023 in Gallery II.

Deirdre Robb, Director of Belfast Exposed said:

‘It is important that early career curators are given new opportunities, as they play a key function in galleries & museums. It is essential that, when emerging onto a scene, they have the support & mentoring needed to help them flourish. In addition, this programme will also support the range of early-career artists featured in each exhibition’.