Online lecture on Art and Activism: Louise Walsh Saturday, July 3rd from 2pm – 3pm.
Louise Walsh’s art is both personal and political. Her artworks engage with queer identities, and make strong statements. Looking at early explorations of female relationships, the evolving form of ‘In-Laws, Out-Laws’ and her new work, this talk will engage with Walsh as an artist and activist who continues to challenge audiences.
Jenny Duffy works as an education assistant with the National Library of Ireland, and was part of the programming team for the ‘Living With Pride’ exhibition. She has a masters in Art History, Collections and Curating from UCD, her thesis focused on the production, display and reception of LGBTQIA+ art in Ireland.
This is an online event. On booking, you will receive a link to join the talk.
Booking for all events at www.ballinaartscentre.com
Curated by Sinéad Keogh, ‘I Am What I Am’ is a nuanced celebration of queer artists who work with gender, sexuality, identity and queer politics. This adventurous exhibition, presented in partnership with Mayo County Council Arts Service, in Ballina Arts Centre will bring together artists from all backgrounds to unite in a diverse exploration of queer art in Ireland today.
The title hails from the song finale in the 1983 Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles written and composed by queer writer Jerry Herman. The song was covered by Gloria Gaynor that same year and has been an empowerment anthem for the LGBTQ+ community ever since. ‘I Am What I Am’ is a stronghold in the form of resistance against adversity in an ever evolving and dissolving world.
The exhibition runs from 5th June to 31st July.
This project is an initiative of Mayo County Council in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland with support from the Creative Ireland Programme.