Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

29th Jun - 18th Aug

Islands & Myths

Belfast Exposed is delighted to announce its major summer group exhibition Islands & Myths. This fresh, immersive show br...

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2nd Oct - 11th Oct

Reconstructions: A Response

Reconstructions: A Response features work by a group of ten artists who have explored the concepts and issues raised in our c...

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Community

10th May - 30th Jun

In Full Bloom Exhibition – Experiences

The showcase of work in the Arts Care In Full Bloom Exhibitions - Experiences, exhibiting in Belfast Exposed’s Studio Galle...

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18th Oct - 6th Feb

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment is a collaboration between Belfast Exposed and a group of tenants from Mullan Mews and Sydenham Court, t...

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My Shoes Might Fit You

Community

28th Oct 2017 to 30th Nov 2017

About The Exhibition

My Shoes Might Fit You is a photographic exhibition completed by young Roma teenagers living in South Belfast and will be on display during the PICAS International CUltural Conference 2015 .

The exhibition examines the way Roma Culture is often stereotyped in a negative context and the title, an adaption of a Native American proverb, reflects the need for empathy:

"Don't judge a man until you walk two moons in his moccasins."

The exhibition has been developed through a partnership between the Romanian Roma Community Association (RRCA), BELB inclusion and diversity team and the commonwealth games. It was facilitated by Belfast Exposed Community Photography Coordinator Mervyn Smyth.

The exhibition explores four main areas:

Community Culture - showing the backgrounds of this youth and elements of Roma culture
Community Spirit - Inspirational pictures portraying determination and resilience of these young teenagers
Community Faces - Providing profiles of the young people in a variety of settings
Inclusion - Depicting the youth interacting with other Northern Irish teenagers as one community
The exhibition gives a voice to these often voiceless youths and allows people to have a certain insight into the lives and culture of these young Roma teenagers who are part of the increasingly diverse population landscape of Northern Ireland.

The exhibition was shown in Stormont's Long Gallery during December 2013 and in the East Wing Gallery in March 2014.

Partners

Community Partner: BELB Inclusion Unit - facilitated by Mervyn Smyth