Belfast Exposed


2nd May - 1st Jun

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?! (2024) is a durational piece based on content shared on the artist’s social media, linked to the resu...

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2nd May - 29th Jun


This exhibition is an ongoing body of work by Chad Alexander. The series was created in Belfast and centres on people, predom...

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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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Our Archive: 40 Years of Belfast Exposed

Gallery 2

7th Mar 2024 to 1st Jun 2024

About The Exhibition

As part of this year's ongoing celebration of our 40th Anniversary, the Belfast Exposed Archive is taking over Gallery II with an exciting exhibition that will provide a snapshot into life in Northern Ireland throughout the 1990s. The Belfast Exposed Archive is a substantial collection of over one million negatives and slides, held in trust for the community. Compiled over the last 40 years, the Archive contains contributions from both professional and amateur photographers.

Naturally, the Archive includes a significant amount of material in relation to the Troubles. However, many of the images show an alternative side of Belfast that reflects the reality, sadness and humour of the city as it experienced conflict, through the experiences of people who lived, worked and visited the city throughout that time.

Each photograph weaves together a tapestry of emotions, experiences, and struggles, forming a poignant testament to the resilience and spirit of Belfast's people. As viewers immerse themselves in this visual narrative, they are transported back in time, invited to bear witness to the unbreakable human spirit that has shaped the heart and soul of Northern Ireland's history. 

The Artists