Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Jan - 27th Feb

Street View: Tristan Poyser

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Street View: Tristan Poyser which features two projects - The Invisible In-between: ...

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5th Nov - 30th Nov

Street View: Jill Quigley

Belfast Exposed is delighted to launch ‘Street View’ on Thursday 5th November - a digital gallery space of curated exhibi...

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Community

12th Nov - 10th Jun

Young Futures 2020/21

The ‘Young Futures’ programme, funded by Children in Need & Foyle Foundation, focuses on growing the next generation ...

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17th Jan - 5th Feb

Ballybeen Women’s Centre

Belfast Exposed has been engaging with a group of older women from Ballybeen Women’s Centre on a photography project reflec...

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Murmur

Gallery 2

6th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is pleased to present 'Murmur' by Ben Malcolmson, an artist in our Belfast Exposed Futures programme. Ben was awarded to be a part of ‘Making Marks’ by the Arab British Centre, an exciting project exploring the impact of international working on emerging artists. 'Making Marks' facilitated group visits for nominated artists to Kuwait and the UK, offering funding for creative, community engagement programmes under the project’s themes.

'Murmur' delves into the connection of migration and selfhood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's identity and nature. 'Murmur' questions our faint sense of belonging in the landscape from which we are woven.

Travelling to Kuwait, the sense of an all-consuming social identity within young Kuwaitis, resulted in the comparison of Ben's native land - influenced by layers of historic conflict prominent within both regions. These elements resulted in reflecting upon a personal sense of identity within the Northern Irish landscape.

Through the experimentation of materiality, he follows his lineage through the Northern Irish landscape, in hopes of uncovering a deeper sense of understanding of my homeland and myself.

The Artists

Ben Malcolmson

Artist Biography

Ben Malcolmson (b.1999) is a photographer born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently based in The Hague, Netherlands. His practice deals with communication of the landscape, looking at the familiar and psychological complexities of the self with performative-based elements as an undertone.

Ben Malcolmson has worked with Belfast Exposed, participating in the Young Futures programme working as an instructor for the galleries summer scheme as well as an invigilator. Work from Ben's most recent project was featured in Belfast Exposed Futures Gallery 'The Collective'. Recently, Ben was awarded to be apart of ‘Making Marks’ by the Arab British Centre, funded by the British Council. Ben’s recent residency to Kuwait was one stage in the ‘Making Marks’ project, from this, Ben will be working with Belfast Exposed for next number of months for a solo show with the gallery in Spring 2020.

Events

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 6 February | 6-9pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission

Acknowledgements

'Murmur' at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, British Council and The Arab British Centre.