Friday, 11 October 6-8pm
The truth always comes out in October
Ends 26 October 2019
Julie Lovett grew up on a dairy farm in rural
County Kerry. After moving to Belfast in 2009, she spent the majority of
her artistic career switching from hospitality jobs to the dole office, to the
studio, and back again. Her work is born out of this situation and acknowledges
that these circumstances dictate artists’ careers but can also generate
material that allows them to reject, respond to, and interrogate these
“Hi there, my name is Julie Lovett and
I am a professional photographer...” is
a recurring statement that persistently appears in The truth always comes
out in October, and informs the
premise of the episodic video and sculptural installations in the show. The
truth always comes out in October engages with the act of
identifying oneself as a ‘professional’ and with real and fictional narratives
about frustration, labour, craft and performativity that underpin the everyday
lived experiences of rural and urban environments.
The exhibition features six video works that were filmed in both Belfast and Kerry, reminiscent
of a ‘6-part TV series’ format , and
sculptural objects that also feature as props in the films. Influenced by
topics such as numbing soap-operas and overload of self-help culture, the works
in The truth always comes out in October explore the artist’s own
identity and sense of place and aim to connect banal similarities and emotive
complexities of the everyday activities of the common artist with those of the
This five year programme by the Freelands Foundation, London has at its aim to support emerging artists over two years in the 4 regions of the UK. Alongside PS², Belfast/ Northern Ireland are Site Gallery, Sheffield, England; g39 in Cardiff, Wales and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
A new cohort of 5 (6) artists for the programme 2019-21 just started and include: BROWN&BRÍ, Jane Butler, Mitch Conlon, Jasmin Märker and Thomas Wells.
For more information see
This is also the start of a series of 4 projects, where artists of the first cohort will show their current work: Michael Hanna, November-December 2019; Emily McFarland, January- February 2020 and Janie Doherty March-April 2020.