About the exhibition

Another Perspective, is a new Abridged exhibition by Peter Richards, curated by Gregory McCartney, which invites visitors to see something from another point of view, prompting them to consider their role as unreliable author of their own truth. Sometimes, it is difficult to believe what you think you see.

For this exhibition, Richards has moved his current enquiry from his studio to the Derry City Walls. “I’ve been reconstructing trapeziums to visualise a square through a lens and I think, essentially, this is an engagement with an optics of truth”. Essentially, his work engages with the subtle nuance between the experience of an event and the experience of its meditation, and how both shape things differently. It’s not like either one is presented as more true than the other, especially when you add in to that equation as he is keen to do time for reflection.

You can view the full exhibition on the Abridged website here

About the artist

Peter Richards, born in Cardiff, is an artist based in Belfast, in the North of Ireland. He works in a range of media including forms of photography, installation and performance. His works can be seen as artistic enquiries into subjects, such as: how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to; how we each have the capacity to suspend disbelief in order to continue believing in chosen truths.

About Abridged

Verbal hosts and provides support for Abridged, an arts magazine, edited by Gregory McCartney and published in print and online at, Abridged