Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

29th Jun - 18th Aug

Islands & Myths

Belfast Exposed is delighted to announce its major summer group exhibition Islands & Myths. This fresh, immersive show br...

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2nd Oct - 11th Oct

Reconstructions: A Response

Reconstructions: A Response features work by a group of ten artists who have explored the concepts and issues raised in our c...

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Community

10th May - 30th Jun

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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18th Oct - 6th Feb

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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Routes

Gallery 1

2nd May 2002 to 6th May 2002

About The Exhibition

In 2002 Belfast Exposed commissioned a sequence of colour portraits of bus workers, one of its contributions to the Routes project, a series of arts activities and events documenting the experience of people employed in Northern Ireland's bus industry over the past thirty years.

To the credit of people right across the North, a common public transport system was maintained even at the height of the conflict, but delivering an integrated service to an increasingly divided society meant bus workers often found themselves at the front line.

Four years on from the Good Friday Agreement, in the face of continuing sectarian violence at flashpoint areas, and while many of the barriers between communities are solidifying, to the point of becoming commonplace, public transport workers continue to move people across geographical, class and sectarian boundaries.

The exhibition at Belfast Exposed took place in the context of a series of drama, film, oral history and visual arts events exploring related themes, at venues around Belfast during May. One of Ursula's images will be sited on a working bus travelling through the city.

Routes represents a creative partnership between artists, arts organisations, shop stewards and bus workers.

The Artists

Ursula Burke