Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

2nd Nov - 22nd Dec

Jerwood / Photoworks Awards (continued)

The 'Jerwood/Photoworks Award' exhibition continues into Gallery 2, where you can see the work by Sam Laughlin. On display in...

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2nd Nov - 22nd Dec

Jerwood / Photoworks Awards

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present the second Jerwood / Photoworks Awards exhibition. Following our involvement as a tou...

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Community

10th May - 10th Aug

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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1st Apr - 24th Apr

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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The English in Northern Ireland

Gallery 1

9th Dec 2005 to 27th Jan 2006

About The Exhibition

The English have played a major part in the modern history of Northern Ireland, from involvement in the army, to academics and scientists, or ordinary people who have relocated for familial reasons. Their English identity has not been discussed since, as elsewhere in the UK, Englishness has been conflated with Britishness. This has meant that the English in Northern Ireland have either been invisible or depicted in cliched terms.

This show will introduce a variety of views of the English that have not been seen before because they were not considered of interest or because they were made for private use. The exhibition will include pictures made by the army for their own internal use; including soldiers doing amateur theatricals, on sports days, being visited by regimental glamour girls, or in their own rooms having time off. These photographs are held in the Imperial War Museum archives and have not been exhibited before. Some English people are familiar from the worlds of entertainment and sport. These celebrities will be represented by photojournalistic reportage of their visits to Northern Ireland and the reception they received. The show will also include informal pictures taken by English people to show to friends or to put in family albums. Finally the English have continued to play an important part in the governance of Northern Ireland. This will be represented by the formal portraits of Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland and press pictures of official visits.

The English presence in Northern Ireland continues today. This will be included in the exhibition with a newly commissioned series of portraits of Northern Ireland resident English people by English photographer Justin Partyka. The exhibition will be accompanied by a dedicated English issue of The Vacuum free monthly newspaper, which will include interviews with, and articles about the English in Northern Ireland.

The Artists

Curated by Factotum