THRESHOLDS: Our current exhibition ‘Thresholds’, curated by Ciara Hickey and featuring works by Maja Daniels, Stephen Gill, Sophie Ristelhueber, Luke Stephenson, Peter Watkins & Tereza Zelenkova, opened on the 14th of March at 7pm.
This is what Wendy McMurdo, a Facebook contributor, said: ‘Fantastic show – congrats to all involved. Enjoyed my sneak preview on the 14th!’
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: The perceived veracity of a photographic image, combined with its ultimate ambiguity, creates a unique space where fiction and truth intertwine. It is at this permeable border between reality and fiction that a photograph becomes a threshold to an infinite series of meanings. This exhibition explores the relationship between truth, fiction and fantasy within documentary photography.
The artists included in Thresholds have each created a series of work documenting a specific subject or site. Every resulting image poses a challenge to our expectations of reality, and resonates with the realm of the imaginary.
(images from the opening night, above)
GUIDED ARTIST TALK: On the 15th of March, Ciara Hickey and artists Maja Daniels, Luke Stephenson, Peter Watkins and Tereza Zelenkova gave a guided tour and artists talk. We had a great turnout and it was a privilege to have so many of the exhibiting artists present.
DRAWING ON DREAMS: We partnered with Young at Art to run Drawing on Dreams Children’s Workshop on the 9th of March as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival.
A group of children, aged 7 to 10, joined artist Anushiya Sundaralingam on a visual adventure where they looked closely at the photographs in the exhibition Thresholds and recreated them as an imaginative installation.
The results were very impressive, and the installation is a great addition to the exhibition downstairs, demonstrating an effective way of combining art education and programming.