Queer Mind, Body and Soul: Episode 1
This two-part podcast series features some of the artists involved in Queer Mind, Body and Soul, an exhibition on display in the National Gallery of Ireland from 30 July to 17 October 2021. A collaboration between the National Gallery of Ireland and Gaisce – The President’s Award, the exhibition explores the experiences and perspectives of a group of young LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming people and allies. In episode 1, Victoria Piekarska-Daly, James Cody and Sarah H. – Gaisce LikeMinded participants and artists whose work is on display in the exhibition – discuss their artworks and the highs and lows of Gaisce – The President’s Award and working with the Gallery. You can download a transcript (PDF) of this episode: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/sites/default/files/2021-09/transcript-qmbs-podcast-episode-1.pdf Content warning: this exhibition and podcast contains references to assault, homophobia and transphobia, which some visitors and listeners may find upsetting. If you are affected by this and need support, there are many organisations who can help. Visit the BeLonG To website for more details. This podcast contains some strong language. See an online presentation of the exhibition: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/queer-mind-body-and-soul James Cody's artwork: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/queer-mind-body-and-soul/james-cody Sarah H.'s artwork: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/queer-mind-body-and-soul/sarah Victoria Piekarska-Daly's artwork: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/queer-mind-body-and-soul/victoria-piekarska-daly The National Gallery of Ireland’s Apollo Project is a new way to experience the Gallery designed by young people for young people. Gaisce - The President's Award is a self-development programme for young people under the age of 26, and is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to young people to ‘dream big and realise their potential’. The Apollo Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Apollo Foundation. The Gaisce LikeMinded Programme has been made possible with the support of Rethink Ireland and Norma Smurfit.