Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

3rd Jun - 17th Jul

Street View: Yan Wang Preston

Belfast Exposed’s Street View presents Yan Wang Preston’s three bodies of work produced in the last decade, for which she...

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3rd Jun - 17th Jul

Aeon

Belfast Exposed presents AEON, a solo exhibition by Swiss photographer and artist Marcel Rickli. AEON explores radioactive wa...

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Community

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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1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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A Lightness of Touch

Gallery 2

3rd Jun 2021 to 17th Jul 2021

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is proud to present “A Lightness of Touch”, the showstopping end-of-year degree show for the MFA Photography graduates at Ulster University. This exhibition connects a broad range of thoughts, experiences, and feelings. The content is far-reaching and diverse with works by national and international artists. What binds the artists of this show together is not the subject of their work, but their sensitive and tender approach towards capturing their subjects; a particular lightness of touch.

Belfast Exposed, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns, has spent the last year supporting and promoting new talent and this show is a continuation of that committed and essential work.

"Supporting emerging talent is ever more important as we ease out of Lockdown and each and every of these MFA graduates demonstrates talent in their respective genres. Within the show, there is evidence of a very human approach that deals with topics that are considered challenging.  The works are profound with a tenderness not often seen in group shows and the sensitivity embraces the audiences into new ways of seeing." - Deirdre Robb, Chief Executive, Belfast Exposed.

The exhibition touches upon relationships with family, community, and environments. After a year of global protests, isolation and illness, the exhibition stands boldly in the face of abuse, conflict, separation and delves into masculinity, sexuality and interaction with the landscape. It is political, socially engaging, and expresses a longing for connection, each work in a unique and personal way; all underpinned by a careful and thoughtful gaze.

The artists come from all over the world and include Roula Patra, Claire French, Paul Greenfield, Stephen Kelly, Niall Ruddy, John Post, Ian F. Simpson, Martin Reynolds, Rob Stead, Iryna Baklan, Jolane Schaffner, Clare Lyons, Gavin Martin and Mark Bell.

The Artists

Claire French Clare Lyons Gavin Martin Ian Simpson Iryna Baklan John Post Jolane Schaffner Mark Bell Martin Reynolds Niall Ruddy Paul Greenfield Rob Stead Roula Patra Stephen Kelly

Events

Exhibition Opening

Friday 4th June | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Belfast Exposed

Free

Acknowledgements

‘Lightness of Touch' at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Ulster University, Milanote & Rush Digital Printing.