Upcoming Exhibits

“Belfast – Conflict to Peace” photography exhibit
by Sean McKernan

May 18th through 25th 2024 in the McClelland Library Exhibit Hall


FREE Opening Day Reception on Saturday May 18th at 12PM in the Great Hall and the exhibit will be on display through Saturday May 25th.
Registration required via the button below.


In this powerful and revealing photographic retrospective, renowned Belfast documentary photographer, Sean McKernan, has assembled a rare collection of images that depict four decades of the turbulent history of a deeply divided society and the arduous path to peace. Covering the period of hunger strikes of 1981 through the 1998 peace process, and even more modern images including post-Brexit and the disputes about the Irish language in Northern Ireland, these visually stunning images are both epic and highly personal… shedding light on a shared history that continues to resonate with people worldwide.


Saturday May 18th at 12PM

“Seminar with Sean”
May 22nd at 1PM in the Great Hall

Join photographer Sean McKernan discuss his decision to become a social documentary photographer and why he created this exhibit based on his community of West Belfast in an intimate seminar.

Explore his uncensored documentation of the working class through economic depression and the intensified conflict and sectarian division of Northern Ireland.

Learn why his love of documentary photography took him across the world to places like Palestine, Sarajevo and Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Seminar with Sean

Seniors (65+) – Free (registration required)
General Admission – $5

All sales final – no refunds will be permitted