Belfast Open Studios – Speed Curating

  • Speed Curating
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bookings made with ‘payment by invoice’ will not be confirmed until payment is received and your booking may be taken by someone else.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Belfast Exposed, The Exchange Place, 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF

Speed Curating is back…

This is a perennially popular strand of our  Get Together and Belfast Open Studios and one that can potentially lead to all sorts of opportunities. The format offers just 15 minutes get to meet a Curator and introduce your practice. From past experience, we ask that you look at each Curator’s interests and remit carefully, making interesting and favourable comparisons. Taking the time to matchmake yields results.

The sessions are quick and snappy. We ask that you respect the next artist in the queue by leaving the table when indicated. Artists must send supporting material in advance when you book – this could be a link to your website, a personal statement etc. The clearer the support material that you bring the better. As always, we recommend that you treat this like a first date and prepare well.

Your appointment times will be emailed to you in advance of the session so please ensure you leave the correct email address with your booking.

Curators confirmed:

Niamh Brown: Ormston House, Limerick
Ann & Ken Bartley: ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast
Maoliosa Boyle: Void Gallery, Derry
Warren Harper: Radical Essex
Kate Self: Radar, Loughborough
Alessia Cargnelli and Clare Gormley: Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Moran Been-noon: Platform Arts, Belfast
Adam Smythe: Bluecoat, Liverpool
Jackie Barker: Millennium Court, Portadown
Brendan Fox: Talbot Gallery, Dublin
Ruth Caroll: RHA, Dublin

You are able to book up to three curator appointments.


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23 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF

<p>Founded in 1983 as a community photography initiative, Belfast Exposed Photography now functions as a gallery for contemporary photography with emphasis on commissioning and publication of new work. It holds a community photography archive and runs an extensive educational outreach network.</p> <p>The production of socially and politically engaged work and dialogue is the driving force behind all aspects of the Belfast Exposed project. A policy of project origination and publication, the exhibition, screenings and talks programme and provision of photographic facilities and training all fuel this process.</p> <p>Belfast Exposed has traditionally focused on the development and exhibition of community photography. Through training it continues to encourage local communities to use photography to record and understand their environment. It has compiled an archive of half a million images, a proportion of which are accessible online.</p>