Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

5th Sep - 28th Sep

We Love Dogs!

Open Submission - Call for work.Celebrate your four-legged furry friends with us by sending in high quality photographs o...

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4th Jul - 27th Jul

Sanctuaries

Belfast Exposed will play host to a specially commissioned exhibition by the Queer Artist Forum, a group of local lens-based ...

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Community

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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Anthropology

Gallery 1

2nd Sep 2020 to 16th Oct 2020

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Anthropology, highlighting the work of a selection of recent MFA Graduates from the Ulster University, curated by Deirdre Robb.  The works presented are universally human and deeply personal navigations of current climates and a response to exactly this moment in time.  The exhibition sits with the process of grief and walks along the borders of small towns and fallen cities. Artists reckon with the aftermath of abuse and make sense of fluctuating architecture and the human effort to heal our natural environment.  Perception is questioned and subverted to understand home, gender, and community. The work is steadfastly connected in rumination of our time and contemporary in the truest sense of the word.

The work will be accompanied by a series of artist talks and during Good Relations week we will host artist talks discussing sectarianism, racism, human rights, physical and mental abuse, which are raised within the show. This will be our first exhibition since lockdown and will be developed and managed in line with COVID-19 guidelines.

The exhibition is part of a partnership with the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) highlighting recent graduates from various BA and MFA programmes from Ulster University - "Celebrating a new generation of artists across all three of their galleries, the MAC is pleased to present a selection of work by the class of 2020. Pre-book your ticket at themaclive.com."

“In a year like no other, the work of the MFA students often feels poignant, challenging and, sometimes, even moving. These are personally rooted projects, each shaped by long term engagement and each diverse in process and structure. Subjects range from the promise of postwar housing plans and their outcomes to new forms of sustainable development and real alternatives to the routes we have taken until now. Elsewhere, the hidden landscapes of grief and trauma that affect so many, yet rarely find such visual clarity as here, are engaged. Without a single style or preoccupation, these are individual voices making work about what they know matters deeply -and in a world that it would seem more important than ever to get a fix on, perhaps these are the things that will grow to matter to all of us.” - Ken Grant, Course Director of MFA Photography, Ulster University

“It has never been a more important time for Belfast Exposed to support and forefront emerging artists. Not only to enable career development but because their work is vital for the progress and betterment of society. Partnership with local organisations like Ulster University and the MAC is imperative to furthering that support.” - Deirdre Robb, Chief Executive, Belfast Exposed

Artist Portfolios

Alan Wilkinson
Aoife Herrity
David Copeland
Kerstin Maria Lehmann
Lucy Jarvis
Michelle Moloney
Sam Hadfield
Samantha Obman
Tamas B. Kovacs
Xanthe Hutchinson

The Artists

Alan Wilkinson Aoife Herrity David Copeland Kerstin Maria Lehmann Lucy Jarvis Michelle Moloney Sam Hadfield Samantha Obman Tamas B. Kovacs Xanthe Hutchinson

Events

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 3 September | 6-9pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission
Artist Talk: Alan Wilkinson

Tuesday 15 September | 6:00pm | Online

Free Admission
Artist Talk: Xanthe Hutchinson

Wednesday 16 September | 6:00pm | Online

Free Admission
Artist Talk: David Copeland

Thursday 17 September | 1:00pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission
Artist Talk: Lucy Jarvis

Thursday 17 September | 1:00pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission
Artist Talk: Aoife Herrity

Friday 18 September | 1:00pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission
Artist Talk: Michelle Moloney

Friday 18 September | 1:00pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission

Acknowledgements

‘Anthropology' at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Ulster University.