sOUTh LGBT group is teaming up with the Irish Queer Archive to present the exhibition A Liberating Party from 26th-30th August at Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford, as part of Waterford Diverse City Festival.
Charting the emergence of Lesbian/Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride in Ireland since the early 1970s, activist and GCN founding editor, Tonie Walsh, has curated an evocative exhibition of materials drawn from the collections of the Irish Queer Archive/Cartlann Aerach na hÉireann at the National Library of Ireland.
Also included in the exhibition is Everybody’s Diary, a ledger of ongoing
Pride testimonials launched in 2003 and that has since toured the country inviting contributions.
This mixed-media exhibition was made possible with support from the Health Service Executive and Waterford Area Partnership.
Entitled A Liberating Party: Emerging LGBT Pride in Ireland since 1974, the exhibition was originally commissioned by Thisispopbaby for the Queer Notions festival of 2009. Much revised and enlarged, it has since toured to Tallaght Library, Cavan County Library, Wexford Arts Centre, Kilkenny, Arklow’s Bridgewater Gallery and Ballyroan Library.
Admission is free and open to the general public from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th August. Opening Times: 10.00-17.00h daily.
To complement the exhibition there will be an illustrated talk at the gallery on Wednesday 27th August, from 18.30-22.00hr. Also free & everyone welcome.
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