|Photography by Richard Stout. Courtesy Belfast Exposed.|
Belfast Exposed are delighted to host photographer Richard Stout as an artist in residence at Belfast Exposed on 22, 23, 24th May in collaboration with the North Eastern Photography Network. Richard is an artist member of the ‘Garden Shed’ project, an arts initiative set up by Gateshead Council and now jointly run in collaboration with The National Trust. Based in a small woodcutter’s hut (The Woodcutter Studio) in the historic grounds of the Gibside Estate, Richard has recently embarked on a long term exploration of Gibside and the population of workers, volunteers and visitors who use the site.
Richard wants to use his NI Residency to develop links (comparative or contrasting) to his continuing project at Gibside in order to encourage dialogue and exchange of ideas, themes and projects. During this initial visit Richard hopes to initiate contacts and conversations with artists, photographers and communities interested in his area of work. He is also interested in building relationships which will help him to develop his initial ideas and lines of enquiry and also to test/evaluate his working methods and visual approach.
Richard will give a presentation on his work in the Exchange Space in Belfast Exposed at 3pm on 23rd May. This talk is free but please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a place.