Exhibition: Cordon Sanitaire
23 Donegall Street
Cordon Sanitaire – the restriction of movement of people into or out of a defined geographic area, such as a community.
Belfast Exposed invites you to the launch of Cordon Sanitaire, a photographic exhibition by Frankie Quinn. This exhibition explores the impact of Peace Lines, Walls and Interfaces across a number of locations in Belfast 50 years on, looking at how communities have grown up around these installations, and how they have become an innate backdrop to the lives of so many. Painted, galvanised, graffitied, bricks, steel, wood and plaster are all captured in the exhibition, which documents years of separation as a result of these structures, some of which run down back alleys, along main roads and through parks and streets.
A second exhibition ‘Peace Lines’ in Gallery 2 accompanies Frankie Quinn’s Cordon Sanitaire. This exhibition is a community focused response by young people from Dunmurry, Twinbrook, Finaghy and Poleglass which explores the historical nature of the peace walls and reflects on their own experiences of living within the confines of their community.