Monthly Archives: January 2013

Reading Room Resource


The Reading Room has really taken off in the last few weeks. Laura (Gallery Intern) has been working hard to ensure the shelves are kept well stocked and there is an ever changing display of titles. Bookings can be made and the Reading Room is used as a resource by students, artists and workshop participants. All titles can be accessed online and, as there continues to be a curated selection of images running alongside the main exhibition, the Reading Room is constantly updated. It is really great to be able to make this pre-existing collection of often limited edition and rare photography titles available to others.

Below is a shot taken in the gallery of the selection of books running alongside ou current exhibition A Natural Order, by Lucas Foglia. Once the exhibition ends these titles will added to a dedicated shelf in the Reading Room.

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A Natural Order

Currently showing at Belfast Exposed is A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia, which looks at the lives of communities of people across the United States who have chosen to live ‘off the grid’.

Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) was raised on a small family farm in New York and is currently based in San Francisco. A graduate of Brown University and Yale School of Art, Lucas exhibits and publishes his photographs internationally.

Image credits: Jasmine, Hannah and Cecilia Swimming, Tennessee © Lucas Foglia, 2008 (left) Homeschooling Chalkboard, Tennessee © Lucas Foglia, 2008 (right)

for web LucasFoglia_ANaturalOrder_Homeschooling

The exhibition opened on Thursday 17th January from 7pm – 9pm.

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The opening was well attended, and despite snowy weather and rumours of further (flag related) trouble over 35 people attended Lucas’s talk the next day.

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Belfast Exposed TV

We have now uploaded a series of videos to our Youtube channel, Belfast Exposed TV.

These short videos were shot at the day of discussion on Conflict, Memory and Commemoration held at the gallery on 31 October 2012.

We interviewed speakers, visitors and community partners and asked them about their relationship with the organization and their response to the topics discussed at the seminar.

You can view a selection of videos below and watch the rest on our Youtube channel by clicking here

Theresa McVeigh

Stevie Downes

Christine O’Toole

Eugenie Dolberg


January Events


HAPPY 2013!

This will be a special year for Belfast Exposed as the organisation celebrates its 30-year anniversary.

We have programmed an exciting range of events and exhibitions over the coming months.

Coming up in JANUARY:

18 January – 01 March
Opening 17 January, 19:00 – 21:00
A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia

An exhibition by Lucas Foglia that looks at the lives of communities of people across the United States who have chosen to live ‘off the grid’.

24 January – 01 February
Around the Allotments
The Exchange Space

Photographic work by Stevie Gill, a previous student of Belfast Exposed. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Cedar Project.

31 January
18:00 – 19:00
X Marks the Bokship
BX Bookshop

Eleanor Vonne Brown from X Marks the Bokship (London) will discuss the creative programming which animates one of London’s most exciting and dynamic art bookshops.

( Image from the Belfast Exposed START project with Sacred Heart Primary School)