Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

14th Jun - 27th Jul

Margins of Excess

Margins of Excess exists at the intersection between accepted truth and subjective realities, between fact and fiction. The s...

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7th Jun - 29th Jun

Portraiture In The Post Truth Era

In partnership with Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Portraiture In The Post Truth Era, an exh...

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Community

10th May - 10th Aug

In Full Bloom Exhibition – Experiences

The showcase of work in the Arts Care In Full Bloom Exhibitions - Experiences, exhibiting in Belfast Exposed’s Studio Galle...

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1st Apr - 24th Apr

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment is a collaboration between Belfast Exposed and a group of tenants from Mullan Mews and Sydenham Court, t...

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Complete and Utter Happiness

Gallery 2

29th Jun 2017 to 19th Aug 2017

About The Exhibition

Exhibition Preview Thursday 29 June 7-9pm

Since the creation of photography, there has been little that has not been captured by the lens of a camera. In the present day, we have round-the-clock access to vast visual archives online, rendering the photograph as a common and intrinsic part of our daily lives.

Our society now seemingly depends on the photographic medium to track what has taken place, both in personal and public memory. In our constant referral to images, we risk overlooking the fact that memory and photographs and the meanings that we attach to them are not fixed.

Complete and Utter Happiness explores the malleable nature of photography and memory, whilst challenging perceptions of identity. Through the use of pre-existing images, the work creates a conversation both between the importance of documentation and interpretation, alongside photography as an object and photography as an image.

The Artists

Jacqueline Douglas

Artist Biography

Jacqueline Douglas graduated from the MFA Fine Art programme at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University in 2016 following completing a BAHons Degree in Photography in 2013.

Her previous work, that focused on the family album and its impact on visual memory, has been exhibited throughout the UK at Cream: A Graduate Selection, the Belfast Photo Fringe, and the Belfast Photo Factory Annual Exhibition.

Her practice centres on the gap between public and private life, often embarking upon a conversation with the audience around photography as an object and as an image, and around how private photography is presented in the public realm. Douglas maintains a conscious level of ambiguity in her work, providing the opportunity for open-ended interpretation and unique experiences for each viewer.