Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

6th Oct - 19th Nov

Re-Imagining Treason

In Re-Imagining Treason, Mhairi Sutherland combines research and lens-based media to explore imperialism and nationalism. Rep...

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6th Sep - 15th Oct

Street View: To Bend & To Shape

In this new work for Streetview, Clare Samuel explores the notion of the Self and the Other. Specifically, in relation to fem...

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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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.