Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

5th Apr - 18th May

The Bully Pulpit

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present The Bully Pulpit by Haley Morris-Cafiero, an exhibition curated by Deirdre Robb. Morr...

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29th Mar - 27th Apr

The Invisible In-between: An Englishman’s Search for the Irish Border

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present The Invisible In-between: An Englishman’s Search For The Irish Border by Tristan Po...

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Community

10th May - 10th Aug

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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1st Apr - 24th Apr

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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A Mnemonic Device for Belfast

Courses

Tutor

Kate Catterall

Date

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 March 2019

Time

9:30am - 5pm

Places

10

Cost

£0.00

About The Course

What is a Mnemonic Device?

It is a technique that a person can use to help them improve their ability to remember something. It is a memory technique to help your brain better recall important information; a simple shortcut that helps us associate the information we want to remember with an image, an artefact, a sentence, or a word. It is a mechanism for retrieving personally relevant memories, unlike memorials, which are typically fraught with the association of war, heroism and patriotism; or historical markers that are designed to reinforce 'authorised' narratives, a particular version of history.

The Workshop

Participate in creating new parameters & generating fresh ideas for a Mnemonic Device for the City of Belfast. Develop meaningful concepts for public artworks & urban interventions for everyone, that prompt passerby to share personal recollections & idiosyncratic stories of everyday lives lived against the backdrop of Belfast's most challenging moment.

Who Should Participate

Artists, designers, architects, historians, storytellers, writers, journalists & non-artistic collaborators welcome.

Course Schedule

Saturday 2nd March

  • 9:30am:   Meet to embark on walking tour of Belfast, following a route that traces the old security cordon around the city center circa 1972. Meeting place: Caffe Nero 91-93 Royal Ave, Belfast BT1 1FE
  • 11:00am:   Walk concludes at Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF. Introductory sessions
  • 1:00pm:   Lunch (brown bag lunch: coffee, tea, biscuits and water will be provided)
  • 2:00pm:   Define parameters for the Mnemonic Device *Charrette.
  • 5:00pm:   Conclude for the day

A Design Charrette involves an intensive period of improvisation and bricolage leading to the visualisation of a concept, in this case a proposal for an Mnemonic Device; an urban art and/or design intervention(s) in the City of Belfast. The term is borrowed from an approach used in the training of architects at the École des Beaux-Arts in the latter part of the 19th Century.

Sunday 3rd March

  • 10:00am:   Meet at Belfast Exposed undertake the Charrette; generating and visualizing concepts (individually and/or collaboratively).
  • 4:00pm:   Pin up and discuss outcomes amongst the participants (visitors are welcome)
  • 5:00pm:   Conclude for the day

For more information contact Conor at training@belfastexposed.org

Course Structure

We have 30 years experience delivering practical training courses enabling students to develop and grow as photographers. Our photography training structure has 4 stages, where students progress through each stage, developing their skills and understanding of photography. Participants may begin their journey at any stage.

We also offer one-day specialist Focus On workshops. Alternatively, if you would like a Bespoke training course, we can create a one-to-one training experience for you.

Stage 1 is an introduction to digital photography, designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

Stage 2 is for those who want to further develop their knowledge and practice of photography, and provides the opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 3 will help you develop your personal style, confidence and technique, by experimenting with a number of specialist themes and practices. We offer Stage 3 courses specialising in Street, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary photography. your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 4 is an extensive, advanced level course designed for photographers with a keen interest in moving into a career or education in photography.