Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Aug - 24th Sep

Strangely Familiar

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

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22nd Jul - 1st Sep

This Hurts by Audrey Gillespie

Belfast Exposed is excited to announce the latest exhibition in our Streetview installation, This Hurts a project by Belfast ...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Artist Talks: Audrey Gillespie

Events

Date

1st September 2022

Time

19:00

Location

Belfast Exposed

Cost

free

About The Event

To coincide with our latest Streetview exhibition, Audrey Gillespie will be giving an exclusive artist talk about her work This Hurts at Belfast Exposed on Thursday 1st September.

You can book your ticket here

Gillespie's work explores obsession, release and fantasy, and documents the lived experiences of queer youth in Northern Ireland. A deeply personal piece of work, This Hurts also engages with wider issues of identity and belonging in Northern Ireland. Using analogue photographic methods and a 35mm format, the viewer is immersed into a world of 'bleared emotions' as Gillespie documents the community of young, LGBT+ people in Northern Ireland that surrounds her.

This Hurts will be on display from 22nd July to 3rd September 2022.

 

About the Artist

Audrey Gillespie is an Irish fine artist from Derry, Northern Ireland. Currently living and creating in Belfast. Her media include analogue photography, painting and printmaking. Gillespie's themes explore queerness, mortality and conflict with youth and anxiety in her current series This Hurts.

Gillespie has been awarded Best Emerging Artist by AVA Festival granting an artist a feature in Dazed Digital. She was shortlisted for Vogue Talent 2019 where she met with Edward Enninful at Vogue House, coming in 2nd place. She won the public vote in ‘Fine Art/ Photography’ with i-D x Arts Thread’s Global Design Graduate Showcase 2020, was nominated by Photo Ireland to join the FUTURES Photography Platform (2021) and graduated in 2020 with first class honours in Fine Art BA Degree from Ulster University, Belfast School of Art.