Brōdūil Art showcases 15 incredible Irish LGBTQ+ artists

15 Irish LGBTQ+ artists were recently selected as the winner of the inaugural Brōdūil Art open call competition.

Split image of Brōdūil Art founder David Archbold and artwork from Irish LGBTQ+ artists.
Image: Copyright Brōdūil Art

With Pride month in full swing, GCN is excited to share an amazing way to support LGBTQ+ artists who are living and working in Ireland. Brōdūil Art is a brand new online showcase that launched on June 1. The organisation was created by David Archbold who selected the name from the Irish word ‘Bródúil’ meaning ‘Proud’.

“The Brōdūil website will act as an online directory for queer and gender nonconforming artists. Creating a space for fellow artists, curators and arts practitioners to connect with LGBTQIA+ artists in Ireland,” the organisation states.

Each year Brōdūil Art will have an open call for local LGBTQ+ artists to submit their work. 15 talented artists were selected this year in the inaugural open call to have their artwork produced as A3 prints. These are available for purchases between now and June 30 exclusively at the Brōdūil Art store.

Profits generated from the online store during Pride month will be used to support local LGBTQ+ organisations including LGBT Ireland, TENI, and BeLonG To.

Interested individuals can be added to the Brōdūil Art artist directory by contacting the organisation. This helps local artists network with clients and other creators, share their online platforms, and join a supportive online community.

Check out the stories and artwork from some of the incredibly talented Irish LGBTQ+ artists below. All 15 artists and their works can be found on the online store.

Alli Mckee

Alli Mckee is a queer Trans artist and owner of a small business, In Rainbows. He is most experienced with graphic design and digital illustrating and produces it on pin badges, prints and jewellery. His artwork above is titled ‘Two for Queer Joy.’

“The artwork for Brōdūil is a play on the children’s nursery rhyme about magpies, citing two of the birds as a symbol of joy. The aim of the piece, as with such of his work, is to spark joy in any queer individual who sees it.”

Allison Broughton

Allison Broughton is a bisexual graphic designer and digital artist. She enjoys creating fashion pieces by painting on denim and upcycling. She is also experienced in pen work and digital art. The artwork above is titled ‘Let’s Roll.’

“Within a lot of her work, she is exploring something she likes or wants to tap into, such as nostalgic things that she enjoyed as a child that bring her warm feelings.”

Richard Malone

Richard Malone is a local artist and dancer that enjoys creating pieces in the forms of sculpture, performance, textiles, fashion design and performance. The print displayed above is called ‘For Those.’

“The artwork for Brōdūil is part of a series of poems and performance documentation, first shown in Epic Museum’s ‘Out in the World’ exhibition in 2021, which looked at the Irish LGBTQIA+ diaspora and its legacy.”

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