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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The Thousand Year Old Boy

Gallery 2

5th Aug 2016 to 1st Oct 2016

About The Exhibition

In 2006, some cavers made exciting archaeological discoveries in a cave in the Burren, Co. Clare. A poignant revelation was also made: the skeleton of a Bronze Age child. They were able to extract DNA from the remains. The Archaeologists tested this DNA against 150 children from a local school. One boy was an exact match. It turns out that he lives in a house less than one mile from the cave.

'The thousand year old boy' by Yvette Monahan explores how this ancient place embodies the stories and mythology of one boy and those who have gone before him.

The Artists

Yvette Monahan

Artist Biography

Yvette is a Dublin based Photographer who works with myths and landscape. She is interested in how a particular landscape can hold stories of what has been and what could be. Monahan’s The Time of Dreaming the World Awake won the Portfolio Award at PhotoIreland 2013 and was also chosen to represent the Belfast Photo Festival at the Circulations Festival in Paris in February 2014. The book dummy of The Time of Dreaming the World Awake was nominated in January 2014 for MACK publishing’s First Book Award by Christiane Monarchi of Photomonitor. Yvette completed an MFA at the University of Ulster in 2013. She also works as one half of seanandyvette photography with her husband Sean Breithaupt.

Acknowledgements

Belfast Exposed Futures is generously supported by the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council Northern Ireland, The British Council and The Directory.