Seamus Heaney HomelandCommunity
18th Nov 2019 to 3rd Aug 2020
About The Exhibition
Belfast Exposed has been working on a therapeutic photography project inspired by the poetry of Seamus Heaney. The project, funded by Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Halifax Foundation of Northern Ireland, is visually capturing the homeland of Heaney, following the route of the 110 bus which inspired Heaney, specifically the journey between Toome and Castledawson, and looking at 10 poems so close to his heart within his homeland. The project brings people together, using the poems of Seamus Heaney and the images captured by the participants to challenge attitudes towards mental health and raise a greater public awareness and understanding of these issues, seeking to offer inclusion and an accessible art form to all participants.