Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Jun - 29th Jun

Signals

Each year, Belfast Exposed proudly collaborates with Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art Photography Department to pr...

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4th Jun - 27th Jul

Belfast Stitched

Leon Krige is a South African photographer and architect on a mission to capture the intricate urban landscapes of major cosm...

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Community

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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Sixteen

Gallery 2

8th Nov 2019 to 21st Dec 2019

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Sixteen. ‘What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?’ This is the central thread running through the ambitious, exhibition SIXTEEN. Photographer Craig Easton conceived this work following his engagement with first-time voters in 2014. Unlike the rest of the country sixteen year olds in Scotland were given their suffrage for the first, and as yet only time, in the UK.

Sixteen is an age of transition. At a time of increasing national and international anxiety, these young people are shifting from adolescence to become the adults who will live in a politically reshaped country, divorced from the European Union. It is an issue they had no say in. Working with photography, film, social media, audio recordings and writing, Craig and his colleagues give voice to those rarely heard.

The incisive portraits and the young peoples’ candid testimonies reveal whom and what they really care about and reflect the trust engendered between the sixteen year olds and the photographers. This adds potency to the work and highlights how social background, gender, ethnicity and location influence a teenager’s life.

Craig invited fellow photographers Robert C Brady, Linda Brownlee, Lottie Davies, Jillian Edelstein, Stuart Freedman, Sophie Gerrard, Kalpesh Lathigra, Roy Mehta, Christopher Nunn, Kate Peters, Michelle Sank, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Simon Roberts, and Ulster University MFA candidate David Copeland. They joined forces with him to develop the project, and together collaborated with more than one hundred and seventy young people from diverse communities across the country to explore their hopes, fears and dreams.

https://www.sixteentouring.co.uk/

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The Artists

Abbie Trayler-Smith Christopher Nunn David Copeland Jillian Edelstein Kalpesh Lathigra Kate Peters Linda Brownlee Michelle Sank Robert C Brady Roy Mehta Simon Roberts Sophie Gerrard Stuart Freedman

Events

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 7 November | 6-9pm | Belfast Exposed

Free Admission

Acknowledgements

Sixteen at Belfast Exposed is generously supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Arts Council England, The Northern Eye Photography Festival, Oriel Colwyn, Open Eye Gallery, Grain, Birmingham City University, Millennium Point, Travel Photographer of the Year, Genesis Imaging, Cheshire West & Chester Council Libraries and The Whitby High School.