Street View: Jill QuigleyEvents
Date5th November 2020 - 30th November 2020
About The Event
Belfast Exposed is delighted to launch ‘Street View’ on Thursday 5th November - a digital gallery space of curated exhibitions to increase the accessibility and visibility of photography on the streets of Belfast. Street View is an initiative, which provides a multimedia exhibition experience, in response to the restrictions put in place due to covid-19 that prevent people from visiting galleries and viewing exhibitions.
“Closing the gallery programme due to a second wave of Covid-19, Belfast Exposed explored alternative ways in which to continue exhibiting artists’ work. This prompted the ‘Street View’ outdoor exhibition programme, and we can now say, our doors may be closed but our shutters are still open.” – Deirdre Robb, Chief Executive, Belfast Exposed
Street View is a large digital window display that will showcase artwork by internationally renowned and local emerging photographers. Street View will launch with the work of Jill Quigley, as part of Belfast Photo Festival, followed by the work of Noel Bowler, Matthew Finn and Daragh McDonagh, among many others.
Street View is a 55” high brightness professional screen that provides a platform to exhibit contemporary photography complimented with audio narratives to an external audience on the streets of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Jill Quigley’s work will be supported by audio of actor Monique Kelly who will describe Jill’s artwork and practice. Belfast Exposed believe photography is for everyone, it is accessible, meaningful and has the ability to tell stories, allowing us to create dialogue and reflect upon our history, inform our present and inspire a positive future. Street View is another opportunity to extend our vision beyond the confines of the gallery.
Dr Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said, “Street View is an innovative and impressive presentation of contemporary photography which offers a stimulating, alternative way of engaging with photographic art in a safe setting during this challenging time. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted to support Belfast Exposed and the Belfast Photo Festival, and would encourage everyone to wrap up warm and get outdoors this autumn to enjoy great art!”
Featured Artist - Jill Quigley
Belfast Exposed are launching Street View by featuring the artwork of Jill Quigley. Jill is an artist from Donegal, Ireland, and is currently based in Belfast. She completed her MFA in Photography at Ulster University in 2013. Belfast Exposed has a strong relationship with Jill, where we supported her during the early stages of her artistic career when she joined the Belfast Exposed ‘Futures Artists’ programme back in 2015, and produced a solo exhibition ‘Rural Fluorescent‘.
From the series ‘Art Without Mystery’ © Jill Quigley
Jill’s practice explores the consequences of making simple creative gestures in architectural space. Her process is based on observation and exploration of mundane surroundings, seeking possibilities for playful acts that will spark new approaches to thinking about the immediate environment and its representation. Making use of bright and colourful materials, her interventions are designed to have an unmistakably visual impact. Street View will showcase three of Jill’s projects: ‘Art Without Mystery’, ‘Rural Fluorescent’ and ‘Cottages of Quigley’s Point’ from 3rd to 30th November, to coincide with Belfast Photo Festival 2020.
Jill Quigley’s publications include Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, Thames & Hudson, Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland, Exhibition Catalogue, Carleton College, Minnesota, U.S., Jill Quigley, Présenté par Martin Parr, ELSE, no. 12, Young III: A New Generation, Poetry Ireland Review, No 121. Recent exhibitions include, Jill Todd Photographic Award, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Post-Picturesque, Rochester Art Centre, 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Minnesota, U.S. Engage, Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Dublin, Ireland, YOUNG III – A New Generation, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin, Ireland.