Cork LGBT Archive Exhibitions
The Cork LGBT Archive has developed a number of exhibitions on Cork LGBT history. This includes the Queer Republic of Cork Exhibition and the Cork Queeros Exhibition. As well as developing our own exhibitions we have contributed materials to other exhibitions, for example the Quare Cork Exhibition as part of Cork Midsummer 2022. The Queer Republic of Cork Exhibition was held in Camden Palace Community Arts Centre in August 2016 as part of Heritage Week. The exhibition took people on a journey through the development of the Cork LGBT community from 1970s to 1990s. This exhibition was awarded a Hidden History Award from the Heritage Council. With funding from Cork City Council’s Heritage Office, this exhibition was developed into a series of pull-up banners. This exhibition has been on display in various venues in Cork, Belfast and Berlin. In 2021 we developed the Cork Queeros Exhibition. CORK QUEEROS is a photography exhibition of members of the Cork LGBT community. It includes community activists, athletes, artists…. those who contribute to making the Cork LGBT community colourful, dynamic and vibrant. The exhibition showcases photos, self-selected by the participants, alongside biographical information about each person connection to the Cork LGBT community. Participants identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, GenderQueer, GenderFluid, Feminist, Dyke. The most senior was born in 1945, while the youngest participant was born in 1999. The physical exhibition was launched in Cork City Library as part of Cork Pride Festival 2021. A linked digital exhibition can be found here.
Cork LGBT Archive Exhibition as backdrop; LINC Drama Group perform Orla Egan’s play Leeside Lezzies at opening of Outing the Past LGBTQ+ History Festival Cork 2019
Cork LGBT Archive Exhibition at Cork Institute of Technology 2020 Orla Egan and Konrad Im