Belfast Exposed


3rd Aug - 16th Sep

Portrait of Humanity Vol. 5

In partnership with the British Journal of PhotographyBelfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting the British Journal of P...

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1st Jun - 22nd Jul

Else Time | Ulster University MFA Photography Exhibition 2023

In this unique time that we find ourselves in, the things that once were so certain, are no longer so.Else Time is an 'ot...

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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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4th May - 20th May

Coronation Generation 2023

Bringing together young people from across communities for Coronation GenerationIn April 2023, Belfast Exposed worked wit...

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Artist Talk: Samantha Johnston



5th August 2022




Belfast Exposed



About The Event

Belfast Exposed invites you to an Artist Talk with Samantha Johnston as she discusses her project, 'Strangely Familiar' on display in Gallery II from 4th August till 24th September.

The Talk will take place in Belfast Exposed on Friday 5th August from 1pm.

You can book your free ticket here

Belfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting a new solo show from Samantha Johnston, a member of our Futures Artists programme.

Strangely Familiar is a collection of thought-provoking works that explores the realm of cinema and its relationship with the still image. As the name suggests, Johnston combines familiar objects & settings with the strange and bizarre, all photographed through the medium of film. Johnston shoots all of her work on film, and processes and prints her work by hand. This is a key part of her practice, as is the pace of the processing and printing work, which takes place immediately after a shoot has finished. Johnston has described this rhythmic practice as akin to an 'obsession'.

'Samantha Johnston is a talented emerging artist whose hand-coloured images are both inviting and unnerving. There is a purity in her work coupled with the touch of the unexpected, giving viewers an insight into a sense of film drama'. - Deirdre Robb, CEO Belfast Exposed