An exploration of the physical and emotional experiences of elite gymnasts through photography, performance and sculptural installation.

©Jo Longhurst

©Jo Longhurst

The work of the British artist Jo Longhurst makes visible new perspectives on the quest for perfection. Working through active collaboration with her subjects she depicts the passion and determination, as well as the challenges and difficulties facing those who cultivate it. Other Spaces explores the rigors of training and competition to which elite gymnasts subject themselves, and the physical and emotional states they experience along the way. This exhibition explore what is required to produce a perfect performance, gently probing how ideas of perfection shape personal and national identities, as well as social and political systems.

Made in collaboration with British Gymnastics and the International Gymnastics Federation; Gemini Gymnastics Club, Oshawa and Heathrow Gymnastics Club, London.

Generously supported by AIMIA, Art Gallery of Ontario, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Ffotogallery, John Kobal Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, National Media Museum, Mostyn, Pavilion and the European Centre for Photographic Research.

 

Venue: Titanic Belfast

Open: Mon - Sun, 9am - 6pm

Free

Please note there may be occasions when the exhibitions will not be open to the puclic, it is always advised you call us on 028 9076 6386 to check availability before visiting. The gallery will be closed on the below dates:

Tuesday 5th April
Wednesday 6th April

Saturday 9th April
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 21st April
Saturday 30th April
Saturday 28th May