Belfast Exposed


5th Oct - 28th Oct

No Surrender: The Protestants

Belfast Exposed is thrilled to be exhibiting No Surrender: The Protestants, a body of archival work by internationally renown...

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5th Oct - 28th Oct

Not Surrendering

Belfast Exposed presents ‘Not Surrendering’ by Mariusz Śmiejek, an exhibition of images taken from Śmiejek’s forthcom...

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25th Sep - 7th Oct

Young People Behind the Lens

Over the summer, a group of young people from Start 360 explored the cityscape of Belfast. They found new ways to see the...

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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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Book Launch: Portraits of Irish Art Practice by Jennifer Keating



23rd September 2023




Belfast Exposed



About The Event

Join Belfast Exposed this month for the launch of Portraits of Irish Art Practice, a new book by Jennifer Keating that explores the space where aesthetic expression meets lived experience for Irish artists Rita Duffy, Mairéad McClean, Paula McFetridge and Ursula Burke.

The book contains portrait essays, interwoven with photographs, documenting each artist’s coming of age in Ireland and Northern Ireland, placed in the context of her emerging practice.

As individuals, their work considers infringements on human rights, systemic violence, gender roles and the negotiation of figurative and literal borders and boundaries.

Together, they interrogate past and present conflict and emergence from conflict, locally and globally.

Tickets: Book your free ticket here

About the Author

Jennifer Keating is a Teaching Professor and the Writing in the Disciplines Specialist in the William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence. Most recently, she served as Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives in the Dietrich College for Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

As a teacher, she explores writing and artistic practice that develops in locations in conflict and/or emerging from strife, primarily in Ireland, Britain, South Africa and the United States, the influence of advancing technology on society and the politics of language.