Past Exhibitions

Gillian O’Hagan and Helen Sloan: Missing Voices

22 October 2019 to 15 November 2019

 

 

Programmed with Belfast International Arts Festival, Atypical Gallery presents Missing Voices, a participatory photographic project about the lives of young women with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), led by Queen’s University researcher Gillian O’Hagan and photographer Helen Sloan.

Over a five week period, Helen and Gillian worked with a group of nine adolescent girls from four schools across Belfast. Using smartphones, the girls produced a series of 34 photographs, giving a powerful and moving insight into their lives inside and outside of the mainstream school environment.

To complement the exhibition, Atypical Gallery will host a panel discussion and photovoice workshop from 7pm on the evening of Thursday 24 October.

Led by Gillian O’Hagan and Helen Sloan, this discussion will delve deeper into the focus of the Missing Voices project which aims to amplify the adolescent female voice of ASD. The panel will look at the importance of creative expression in helping girls with ASD to allow parents, teachers, friends and others to understand their experience of the world around them.

They will also discuss the chronic problem of misdiagnosis in female ASD, asking why practitioners continue to use male-led diagnostic criteria that leaves countless young girls unseen, unheard and unrepresented.

Gillian O’Hagan is a doctoral student at Queen’s University Belfast.  She is also the SENCO and Head of Psychology in Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast.

Helen Sloan is an Irish photographer best known for her work as primary stills photographer on the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Alma Haser: Pseudo

Exhibition Dates: 13th June 2019 to 19th July 2019

Richard Canning: The Space Between

Launch: Saturday March 30th 2019 2pm to 4pm

Exhibition Dates: April 1st to April 26th 2019

Mary Cody: String

Launch: Saturday January 19th 2019 2pm to 4pm

Exhibition Dates: January 21st to March 1st 2019

Jane McCormick: Not Half Right

Launch: Saturday November 10th 2018 2pm to 4pm

Exhibition Dates: November 12th to December 21st 2018

I Stepped Out And She Stepped In Again

Launch: Thursday September 13th 5.30pm to 8pm
Exhibition dates: September 14th to October 26th

Maurice Hobson: Faces Caught In Time: A posthumous snapshot of the life and work of Maurice Hobson

Launch: Thursday August 2nd 5.30pm to 8pm
Exhibition dates: August 3rd to August 31st

Robin Price: Air of the Anthropocene

Launch: Thursday June 7th 2018 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Exhibition dates: June 8th 2018 to July 20th 2018