Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Aug - 24th Sep

Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present 'Parr's Ireland: 40 Years of Photography', a retrospective of work by esteemed Britis...

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2nd Jun - 16th Jul

Thomas Albdorf at Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present a selection of three bodies of work by Vienna-based conceptual artist Thomas Albdorf....

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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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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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.