Cordon SanitaireGallery 1
6th Sep 2019 to 5th Oct 2019
About The Exhibition
Cordon Sanitaire – the restriction of movement of people into or out of a defined geographic area, such as a community.
Belfast Exposed invites you to the launch of Cordon Sanitaire, a photographic exhibition by Frankie Quinn. This exhibition explores the impact of Peace Lines, Walls and Interfaces across a number of locations in Belfast 50 years on, looking at how communities have grown up around these installations, and how they have become an innate backdrop to the lives of so many. Painted, galvanised, graffitied, bricks, steel, wood and plaster are all captured in the exhibition, which documents years of separation as a result of these structures, some of which run down back alleys, along main roads and through parks and streets.
A second exhibition ‘Peace Lines’ in Gallery 2 accompanies Frankie Quinn’s Cordon Sanitaire. This exhibition is a community focused response by young people from Dunmurry, Twinbrook, Finaghy and Poleglass which explores the historical nature of the peace walls and reflects on their own experiences of living within the confines of their community.
PEACE WALLS 50 YEARS ON (SEMINAR)
The first peace wall was erected in Belfast on 10th September 1969, 50 years ago, separating the Shankill from the Falls. In association with our photographic exhibition ‘Cordon Sanitaire’ by Frankie Quinn, Belfast Exposed will host ‘Peace Walls 50 Years On’, a seminar which will query the impact, longevity and future of Peace Lines, Walls and Interfaces.
The seminar panel includes: Peter Osbourne (former chair of Community Relations Council), Paul Mullan (National Lottery Heritage Fund), Vicky Cosstick (author of ‘Towards a City Without Walls’), Ciaran Mackel (architect) and Professor Donovan Wylie (photography dept, Ulster University).
Seminar will take place in Belfast Exposed on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 12:30pm. Seminar will begin at 1pm.
Frankie Quinn (b.1966) was born into the Short Strand/Ballymacarrett community, where he still lives. He began taking photographs in 1982, documenting his community including its role in the conflict in Ireland. He has remained independent as a freelance photographer servicing newspapers, magazines and books. Quinn holds an MFA in photography from Ulster University, Belfast and is currently Director of the Belfast Archive Project.
Thursday 5 September | 6-9pm | Belfast ExposedFree Admission
Friday 6 September | 1:00pm | Belfast ExposedFree Admission
Tuesday 10 September | 1:00pm | Belfast ExposedFree Admission
Thursday 3 October | 6-9pm | Belfast ExposedFree Admission
Cordon Sanitaire at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, and Community Relations Council.