PS²: about: MARCHING

'about: MARCHING'- curated by Hannah Watson. 07 - 19 July 2014


Marching in its broadest sense has a long tradition in many societies across the world. Loaded with history, symbols, banners, costumes, music and often ritual, this public and collective mode of (organised) walking is often used as a form of celebration, expression or protest – whether that be in a social, political or cultural context.

At a time of the year when the word ‘marches’ in itself holds particular significance in Northern Ireland, this exhibition seeks to explore the idea of marching in an open and objective manner. Drawing upon material from the Belfast Exposed photography archive. The images on view were taken during the first Belfast City Carnival in 1995.

A selection of images from the Belfast Exposed Image Archive can be viewed online, with additional material accessible to the public during gallery opening hours.

Hannah Watson is a curator and artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. www.hannahwatsonphotography.com

PS²: about: MARCHING
Image: 'Belfast City Carnival', 1995.
Belfast Exposed Photography Archive, courtesy of Belfast Exposed Photographers.


PS²: about: MARCHING
Image: 'Belfast City Carnival', 1995.
Belfast Exposed Photography Archive, courtesy of Belfast Exposed Photographers.


Many Thanks to Belfast Exposed for the kind support of this project.




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