“Belonging” a multi-media exhibition and Artist’s Talks
A cross-border collaboration with Working Artist Studios, Ballydehob, West Cork
Opening Friday 20th Oct. 5.00pm. Artists’ talks Saturday 21st 2.00pm
Living in Belfast, it is difficult not to be aware of how identity impacts daily life, which produces a heightened sense of one’s belonging – or not belonging. So often, ‘belonging’ conjures up associations of place or situation, speaking to notions of identity and interdependence, ideas which tell us who we are and where we came from. However, while identity is often conceptualised as unquestioned, narrow and static, this exhibition explores it as a process which shifts and changes over time with some elements figural while others slip into the background. This visual exploration includes philosophical, geographical, and spiritual concepts as interpreted by the artists. The artwork includes photography, text, mixed media, video, and installations.
The Belfast Photo Factory
Belfast Photo Factory is a collective of artists from the U.K., the U.S. and the island of Ireland. Their work is mostly photography based but also explores other media, including text and video. While group members have exhibited their work in different forms and spaces this is the first time that the collective would be exhibiting a group show in the Republic of Ireland. Artists exhibiting will be Michelle Moloney, Richard Gosnold, Alicia Field, Samantha Obman, Stuart Robinson, Tra Walls and Kevin Doherty.
Two of the artists, Michelle Moloney and Richard Gosnold, will be talking about their art, the exhibition and the collective on Saturday 21st October at 2.00pm.