Past Belfast Exchange Gallery Exhibition

BX Summer Residency

Jill Quigley, Emma Campbell, David Timlin, Ruth Gonsalves Moore - 30 June to 24 August 2014

Image by Jill Quigley

Image by Jill Quigley

Image by Emma Campbell

Image by Emma Campbell

Image by David Timlin

Image by David Timlin

Image by Ruth Gonsalves Moore

Image by Ruth Gonsalves Moore

Belfast Exposed is pleased to announce the BX Summer Residency artists: Jill Quigley, Emma Campbell, David Timlin and Ruth Gonsalves Moore.

Designed to support emerging Northern Irish artists working with Photography, this programme offers a two week unpaid workspace residency in the Exchange Space for artists to research and develop ideas.

The residency offers time and space for artists to explore new ideas and present work in progress, gaining feedback though public interaction, artist talks, screenings and peer critiques. Residents will have access to the darkroom, the photographic studio suite and the BX Library alongside opportunities for engaging with BX staff and archive material.

The artists will be working in the Exchange Space on the following dates. Please drop in to speak to the artists about their work during normal gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm

30 June – 10 July


Jill is from County Donegal and is currently based in Belfast. She recently graduated from the MFA in Photography at the University of Ulster, having previously studied Art History at Trinity College Dublin. She is interested in photographing contemporary rural life and in disrupting traditional imagery of the countryside.

 Screening and Discussion, 8th July, 4pm

Jill will make a short screening of Irish Folk Furniture, directed by Tony O'Donoghue. After this she will hold a discussion on the representation of rural Ireland in her own work and the strategies she is developing over the course of the residency. All Welcome, tea and coffee will be served. 


15 July – 27 July


Graduating from Documentary Photography at Newport in 2000, Emma relocated to London’s photographic industry until 2010. She then gained an MFA in Photography from University of Ulster in 2012. Continuing a practice-based PhD, she’s researching the impact of women's documentary in the UK and exploring related women’s issues. Emma is exploring the impact of women’s documentary photography in the UK as well as the various ideas, critiques, and modes of practice behind it. She attempts to show how the history of feminist collectives can be revitalized by means of documentary and photography. Her own practice explores the effects of lack of abortion access for women in Northern Ireland, following in the politically engaged footsteps of the women in her research.

Lunchtime Talk: Women’s Photographic Collectives Within The Development Of British Documentary Since 1970’s

Wednesday 23rd July, 1pm

This talk will highlight Campbell's research so far, including the archived history of women’s collectives in photography and the role of these women in documentary.

"My own practice, involving a recent trip to some abortion activist archives, will hopefully illustrate the link between the feminist, socialist practice of my photographic forbears and the work that can be made and shown today."


28 July – 10 August


David Timlin graduated form University of Wales, Newport with a BA (Hons) in Documentary Photography in 2004. After returning to Northern Ireland he completed a Masters in Film and Visual Studies at Queens University, Belfast graduating in 2009. As an artist he pursues long-term research driven photographic projects that are embedded in the documentary tradition. These projects seek to open a dialogue with the viewer by drawing attention to overlooked aspects of the urban landscape.

11 August – 24 August


Ruth Gonsalves Moore is a photographic artist living in Belfast, (Northern Ireland), whose work is documentary and conceptual in its engagement with aspects of identity. Having worked in the Third Sector for 18 years, Ruth's focus has taken a new direction as she graduated this year from Belfast School of Art (university of Ulster). Her most recent work Ordinances and Angels(2014) was exhibited in the Open Minds Graduate Show (UU, June 2014) and is currently represented at RDS Student Awards Concert Hall (30,31 July, Aug 1, 6-10. As a recipient of an RUA Student Award  her work will be included in the133rd Royal Ulster Academy of Art Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast (17 Oct 2014 -4 Jan 2015). Ordinances and Angels (2014) forms a part of The Night of Projections in the 'Faith and Hope' Exhibition as part of Encontros da Imagem International Photo festival in Braga (Portugal) (15-20 Sept 2014) and has been included in an exhibition being curated by Sian Bonnell as part of 14th China Pingyao International Photography Festival (19-15 Sept 2014).