Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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8th Mar - 17th Apr

Street View: Matthew Finn

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Street View: Matthew Finn which features four projects - Mother, Uncle, Wife and So...

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Community

1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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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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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