Belfast Exposed Presents: Seen To Be Heard at the Strule Arts CentreEvents
Date5th January 2023 - 28th January 2023
Time09:00 - 17:00
LocationStrule Arts Centre, Omagh
About The Event
This January, we are delighted that the Belfast Exposed Seen To Be Heard Touring Exhibition will be on display at The Strule Arts Centre, Omagh!
Seen To Be Heard is an award-winning and ground-breaking work of artistry & activism that is driving a sea change in the way Secondary Breast Cancer is perceived in Northern Ireland. Through photography, film, education and advocacy, the project has become a platform for women to stand in solidarity in the face of incredible adversity while campaigning for better care and equality for future generations.
The exhibition & campaign has already had a significant impact on both a local and regional level. Not only through the generation of significant media and public interest, but also through direct engagement with key stakeholders across the island of Ireland. In August 2022, Cancer Focus NI announced that ‘As a direct result of the SEEN TO BE HEARD Campaign, Cancer Focus NI have pledged to fund a Secondary Breast Cancer Audit which will be carried out by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. This is a crucial step in ensuring that data is collected and used to inform policy, clinical practice and support of people living with Secondary Breast Cancer here in Northern Ireland’.
Since it was first shown in our Studio Gallery in Spring 2022, we have supported the tour of Jennifer Willis's award-winning exhibition and the wider Seen To Be Heard campaign. With previous visits to the Lake Side Arts Centre in Nottingham and the Wood Quay Buildings, Dublin as part of Dublin City Council’s Inclusion and Integration Week, this latest show represents another opportunity for a wider audience to see this powerful, thought-provoking work.
‘‘We are thrilled to see the Seen To Be Heard Touring Exhibition visit Omagh and the Strule Art Centre. This important exhibition is part of a vital campaign run by Seen To Be Heard and we welcome the opportunity for it to be experienced by a wider audience as part of its tour. Jennifer Willis’s compassionate, honest portraits tell a deeply emotive story of women facing enormous adversity, but still fighting for a better future. We are immensely proud to be part of her work’’
Deirdre Robb, Director, Belfast Exposed