Upcoming Events


Everyday Selves Artist Talk

Saturday 3 November/ 2pm  
Lorraine Burrell will discuss her self-portraits included in the Everyday Selves exhibition and her changing approach to making work within the self portraiture genre.

The Politics of Representation
Thursday 8 November/ 4pm (max. 10 participants)
A professional development session for artists who are interested in the idea of (self) representation. During this session, a range of imagery will be explored in an attempt to deconstruct some of the complexities involved when making work about representation, identity and the Self. The discussion will be lead by artist and educator Brian J Morrison, who will invite you to engage with these issues via your own practice/ visual persona. 

Public and Private: Boundaries of the Visual (Visible) Self
A Lecture on Photographic Self Portraiture from the Victorian to the Present Day by Liz Rideal
Wednesday 21 November/ 6pm
Liz Rideal is an art educator, curator and artist. Rideal has worked in art education since 1982, working specifically between the National Portrait Gallery and the Slade school of Fine Art (UCL).  She is curator of exhibitions including 'A Question of Identity: Self-portrait Photographs 1850–2000' at the National Portrait Gallery and  'Mirror/Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists' at the National Portrait Gallery. Her work is held in museums and collections including, Tate,V&A, The British Museum, Arts Council England, The Yale Center for British Art, and The George Eastman Kodak Museum for Film & Photography, USA.  

Family Portraits:Your Family Your Way
Saturday 24 November
£20 per family
This workshop is the perfect winter activity for families wishing to create a unique Christmas portrait. The whole family will work together to create a series of 'self portraits' of each other, using a range of props and scenes to represent individual personalities. Our Belfast Exposed photographer will take a final group shot at the end of the session and you will receive the disc of images in the post. 

There are six 40 minute slots over the course of the day. Please enquire for more details or to book a session. 

For more information or to book a place on any of the above event contact us on:

T: +44 (0) 28 90 230965





Paper Visual Art: Readings and Launch

LATE NIGHT ART Thursday 1 Nov.  6pm
Paper Visual Art is one of the leading online forums for art criticism in Ireland. To celebrate the inclusion of Paper Visual Art’s recent printed edition in the BX bookshop, we are running an evening where you can find out more about PVA, meet the editors and listen to readings by writers Rebecca O’Dwyer and Adrian Duncan.

Allotrope Press: Try to be honest and see where it gets you

Thursday 8 Nov. (at Golden Thread Gallery) 1pm

'Publication should be cheap, non-exclusive and easy to do' Matthew Stadler, What is Publication?

Allotrope Press is an independent publishing organ that aims to make a printed and online space out of critical, political and artistic debate. To launch the latest publication from Allotrope Press, Keith Winter will discuss how and why Allotrope press came about and will be in conversation with Sarah McAvera, guest editor of the current edition.


Connection: Artists in Communication Launch

Thursday 22 Nov/  6pm
Andrea Theis and Susanne Bosch launch the new publication Connection: Artists in Communication in the BX Bookshop. They will be joined by some of the book’s featured artists to discuss aspects of participatory practice.

All Day Christmas Bookshop Sale

15 December (All Day)
Join us for mince pies and mulled wine while you browse our new range of books, journals, prints and cards; perfect for Christmas gifts.


X Marks the Bokship

Thursday 31 Jan/ 6pm
Eleanor Vonne Brown from X Marks the Bokship (London) will discuss the creative programming which animates one of London’s most exciting and dynamic art bookshops.


The Reading Room
6 December,  4 - 5.30pm
Belfast Exposed is delighted to present the Reading Room. This new initiative will be a shared resource open to everyone working with us from artists and community photographers to volunteers, workshop participants, researchers and academics. 

On 6th December we invite you for a tour of the space in progress accompanied by afternoon tea. At this session we invite you to recommend and request books. We also would welcome comment and feedback on this  new resource.

Please contact us on E: or T: 02890 230 965 to book a place


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