Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thresholds at BX

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!’

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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.

Thresholds opening 3The 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.

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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.

Drawing on Dreams 1 Drawing on Dreams 2 Drawing on Dreams 3


Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

This is part of my assisted self portrait series…learning abut photography as a means of expression. The seascape is my home town. I’m sitting in a cafe reflecting on visual languages as way to express mood……

Mark Curran at FORMAT

We were excited to hear that Mark Curran will show The Breathing Factory at the Chocolate Factory venue during FORMAT International Photography Festival 2013 (08 March – 07 April).

BX supported the publication of the The Breathing Factory in 2006 and we currently stock the publication in our bookshop.

Follow this link to the Format website for more details. You can find out more about Mark’s involvement with Belfast Exposed here.


Mick, Line Operator, Nitro, Building 8, 15.37 p.m., Monday, December 1st, 2003. Copyright Mark Curran.