Rewind, Fastforward, Record

11 July to 1 August 2022
Uillinn Workspace

From 11th July to 01st August 2022 REWIND << FASTFORWARD >> RECORD (RFR) will occupy the Workspace at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. During this time they will run two workshops with the local LGBTQ+ community groups of varying ages and install an exhibition for the public to view and respond to. A Placard Making LGBTQ+ Youth Workshop will take place on 11th July, 12 - 3pm, and a Games For Artists and Non-Artists (GFANA) Adult Workshop will take place on 16th July, 11am - 3pm. 

The RFR initiative is aimed at engaging with LGBTQ+ community groups on a national platform to uncover queer histories and expand their retelling and relevance through artistic interpretation. Through a series of talks, tours, workshops, and personal accounts, RFR will develop a body of creative responses to be presented as a touring exhibition to regional locations across the country.

As part of each regional exhibition, a further series of local talks and workshops will generate new creative responses expanding the material as it tours to each location. This cumulative material will form both a historical and a contemporary archive of hidden queer histories and the current perspectives of RFR participants. RFR is an exploration of queer identity; past and present, and aims to connect us with both our history and our community.

RFR is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Museum of Everyone. For further information about upcoming and previous residencies and workshops visit

By better understanding our past, we can ensure a more visible and equal future.

Placard Making Workshop 
Thursday 21 July, 12 -3pm 
Workshop with LGBTQ+ youth group 
Booking on Eventbrite here.
Facilitated by Hannah Tiernan and Sarah Edmondson 

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 Workshop Space at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre during the RFR exhibition from 12th July to 1st August 2022.

Games for Artists and Non-Artists Workshop (Re-Visions: Your Practice, My Body)
Saturday, 16 July, 11am to 3pm
Workshop with local LGBTQ+ Artists 
Booking on Eventbrite here
Facilitated by Brendan Fox and Hannah Tiernan

"It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined.” - Augusto Boal.

This workshop will draw on each artist's area of interest and through a series of techniques and exercises, we will locate commonalities and intersections within their practices. Through the consideration of our bodies as both subjects and sculptural objects, artists will have the opportunity to physically manifest their ideas and concepts. This new manifestation may allow us to elaborate on how we may perceive or locate the viewer in this exchange of ideas. As we physically occupy the triangle of Viewer, Artist, and Art-object we may attempt to develop a new line of collective questioning. 

Participants are requested to… 

Bring 2 objects. 

  • One that they consider emblematic of their practice/research or area of interest and a second personal object that may be of particular significance or illustrative of their queer journey. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 
  • Bring a notebook and pen. 
  • Feel free to take photographs as part of their research.
  • Submit an image of their current work for publication.

Note: There will be a 30-minute break from 12.45 - 1.15pm. None of these exercises are physically strenuous. Elements of this workshop may be photographed and published with your permission.

Workshop Facilitators

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.

Brendan Fox is an independent curator, artist, writer, and Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) facilitator. Fox has curated the work of hundreds of Irish and international artists in a broad spectrum of settings. He is the Founder of the Museum of Everyone (MOE), a multidisciplinary platform for artists and community-led initiatives with a focus on inclusion, diversity, and active collaborations. MOE received the Dublin City Council Arts Office Incubation Space Award 2021-2022. Fox is a Co-Founder of RFR.

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 a Co-Founder of RFR. Hannah is also the Editorial Assistant and Archivist with Gay Community News (GCN).



WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies and exhibitions possible.

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