Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed
23 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2FF
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Gallery opening hours: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Office opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday

Belfast Exposed comprises of a contemporary gallery, futures gallery, community engagement programmes, photography training courses, bookshop, reading room and archive.

Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s principal gallery of contemporary photography, commissioning, publishing and showing work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world. 

Founded in 1983 by a group of local photographers as a challenge to media representation of the city’s experience of conflict, our work continues to reflect a socially engaged ethos, while responding to contemporary currents in photography and politics further afield. Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, our exhibitions, publications and photography projects with artists and local communities are usually accompanied by related talks, community events and discussions.

Open for browsing during gallery hours, our Bookshop stocks a range of thought provoking photographic, arts and social sciences titles, while our Reading Roomprovides welcoming space for study and research, with access to an extensive collection of books and reference materials. A selection of almost 2,000 images from our archive has been digitised and made available for browsing on the iMac in the upstairs Exchange Gallery. A smaller selection is accessible online.

Belfast Exposed also provides Photography Courses for the general public and designs bespoke photography training for schools, colleges, businesses and community groups.

Gallery opening hours during exhibitions: 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 

Contact us for more information.

Belfast Exposed's Services

Bookshop

Belfast Exposed

23 Donegall Street

Venue Hire

Belfast Exposed

23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF

Community Engagement Through Photography

Belfast Exposed

23 Donegall Street Belfast BT1 2FF

Belfast Exposed's Content

Event
Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition that showcases new photographic works by Futures Awardee, Manon Ouimet, ‘My Name is Maya ’. Ouimet’s series tracks her conversion to Judaism with her images reflecting her journey from spiritual desire to belong, through a calendar year of richly-grounding festivals, traditions and food.
Dates:
07 - 30 October 2021
Belfast
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Seminar

Belfast Exposed

As part of the Belfast International Arts Festival, Belfast Exposed invites you to 'Paul Seawright in conversation with Colin Davidson' as they discuss Paul's project, 'Beasts of Burden' on display in Gallery 1 from 7th October till 18th December.
Dates:
04 November 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition ‘Beasts of Burden’ which showcases new photographic works by Paul Seawright. This insightful exhibition will be showcased as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival 2021. The Exhibition Opening Night will take place at 6pm - 9pm on the 7th October as part of Late Night Art.
Dates:
07 October - 18 December 2021
Belfast
Event
Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents the second instalment of provocative punk photography magazine ‘Rotten Magazine Volume Two - I’ve Always Liked Slime’ - created by Joel Seawright and Lucy Jackson.
Dates:
09 - 25 September 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition that showcases new photographic works by Futures Awardee David Copeland ‘A Blanket of Woven Shadows’, Copeland’s work employs conceptual and documentary approaches, exploring states of mind, place and the boundaries physical and psychological that can hold us in-between.
Dates:
02 September - 02 October 2021
belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Street View: Above The Fold by artist Noel Bowler.
Dates:
05 August - 25 September 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents ‘A Conversation Ensued, Nobody Said A Word’, a duo exhibition by Colin Darke and Yvonne Kennan. The exhibition explores two individual interpreters with pre-existing concerns, interests and concepts considering and replying to the others. The interaction develops, grows, common ground is found, differences are highlighted, fleshed out and analysed, acknowledged, and the conversation continues. Each image is a response to the last, or the many before as the conversation continues, and sometimes pre-empting what is to come.
Dates:
05 - 28 August 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed presents Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 which showcases new photographic works by two early-career artists, Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson. Both awardee artists explore the idea of history through their photographic practices, across themes of family, industry, identity and architecture.
Dates:
05 August - 25 September 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed’s Street View presents Yan Wang Preston’s three bodies of work produced in the last decade, for which she explores ideas around landscape photography, identity and the environment through epic journeys across both time and space. The exhibition explores the politics of landscape representation and its association with national identities, nature, and the environment.
Dates:
03 June - 17 July 2021
Belfast
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Art & Culture

Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is proud to present “A Lightness of Touch”, the showstopping end-of-year degree show for the MFA Photography graduates at Ulster University. This exhibition connects a broad range of thoughts, experiences, and feelings. The content is far-reaching and diverse with works by national and international artists. What binds the artists of this show together is not the subject of their work, but their sensitive and tender approach towards capturing their subjects; a particular lightness of touch.
Dates:
03 June - 17 July 2021
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Conor O'Brien
  • Pauline Hadaway