Not long after the UK referendum on Brexit, local photographer Ruth Gonsalves Moore returned to Fermanagh taking a job ‘over the border’, becoming one of an estimated 118,000 frontier workers undertaking daily north to south, south to north commutes.
The nothing-to-be-seen border has started to once again loom large and the car radio jams with worrying talk. However, during these journeys the personal has space to percolate and Ruth begins documenting her journeys ‘from the inside and through the screen’. Letting the camera find its own focus she considers what comes in and out of view in this between north and south place, where the local and the global co-exist or collide and everything (and nothing) is in-flux. Aware that as she presses the shutter her own projections mingle with what is being stirred in the landscape and political surrounds.
In her images she is inviting us to consider: What is coming into view? What are ‘the personal journeys’ being undertaken?
Images presented in this exhibition are a work-in-progress and have been made over the past 15 months by the artist.
Between North and South will launch launching on Friday 1st March at Lakeland Community care. Everyone is welcome
This pop-up exhibition is one of a series of events and activities organised by the Arts Service of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. This is part of the Council’s on-going commitment to arts development and to artists.
Venue: Lakeland Community Care (Belcoo Enterprise Centre), Belcoo Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Belcoo
Dates: Friday 1st March – Friday 29 March
Launch time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Exhibition opening days: Monday – Friday
Time: 9am – 5pm daily.