In this workshop, artist and researcher Hannah Tiernan will deliver a short introduction to the history of modern Irish LGBTQ+ Activism and a selection of placards and banners that have been used during various LGBTQ+ protests. This will be followed by a placard making workshop facilitated by artist and educator Sarah Edmondson, where participants will be guided through a design process, combining typography with line drawings to create strong visual statements. The final placards will be exhibited in the Workspace at Uillinn during the RFR exhibition from the 12th July to 1st August 2022.
Hannah Tiernan is a researcher, writer and visual artist based in Dublin. Her key area of interest is contemporary Irish LGBTQ+ history and expanding voices within the Irish LGBTQ+ community. Hannah is the Queer Programme Coordinator with the Museum of Everyone and one of the Cofounders of RFR.
Sarah Edmondson is a practicing visual artist supported by the Arts Council and an art educator with over 12 years of experience delivering workshops in galleries and museums. Sarah also worked as a second-level art teacher for six years.