'I Am What I Am' exhibition online lecture presented by Judith Finlay of Queer Culture Ireland - Visit North Mayo

‘I Am What I Am’ exhibition online lecture presented by Judith Finlay of Queer Culture Ireland

Lecture on Judith’s work at the National Museum’s first LGBTI+ exhibition and Queer Culture Ireland, Saturday July 3rd 12pm – 1pm.

In 2019, Judith led the National Museums first LGBTI+ exhibition, Rainbow Revolution and co-founded Queer Culture Ireland (QCI) with Kate Drinane, a support network for anyone interested in Irish Queer Culture.

In 2020 QCI launched The Quilt: Echoes & Memories, all forming part of her PhD exploring The Healing Museum.


Curated by Sinead 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.

Booking for all events at www.ballinaartscentre.com 

Further events will take place throughout the month of July and are dependent on Covid-19 Government restrictions.

Ballina Arts Centre