The last 7 days.
Garden Estate is a new series of work examining the legacy of Northern Ireland’s first heroin epidemic, which devastated a 1970’s council estate on the edge of Ballymena called Dunclug. The work reflects on the impact of more than a decade of social dysfunction, in which authorities failed to control the influx of hard drugs to the street. By opening our eyes to the dark corners of this neighbourhood and its residual landscapes, this series reveals the tensions and social complexities of a broken community on the periphery.
Fergus Jordan (b.1982) is an Irish artist based in Belfast. He completed a PhD in Photography at the Research Centre of Art, Design and the Built Environment at the University of Ulster (2012). His photography investigates the conflict between the darkness, the night, the invisible and the study of post-conflict societies.
The Velvet Cell is an independent publisher of small-run photography books, formed in London in 2011. We are committed to making books that are both intellectually challenging and beautiful. We are about photography that tells stories, asks questions and encourages dialogue. Each book is a monograph, a solo show for the artist. We typically publish books in limited edition runs of 300-500.
240 x 300 mm,
Limited Edition of 750
Just been to the exhibition last night in Belfast Exposed. Great stuff.