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The Queeratorial

  • Pallas Projects/studios 115 The Coombe Dublin 8, County Dublin Ireland (map)

Pallas Projects/Studios is pleased to present The Queeratorial curated by Aoife Banks; featuring artists Becks Butler, Andrej Getman, Jordan Hearns, Ciarán O’Keeffe, Day Magee, Maïa Nunes, Lu Saborío, Jack Scollard and Hannah Tiernan. This is the fifth exhibition of our Arts Council Ireland funded 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

The Queeratorial posits an inquiry into contemporary queer expression, embodiment and desire in Ireland. Presenting work from emerging artists working in a diverse range of mediums such as paint, photography, performance, sculpture and film, this group exhibition addresses pressing issues surrounding gender, sexuality and race in Irish culture. Through spatial queering and a series of performances, workshops and reading groups. The Queeratorial transforms the gallery space into a queerscape of dialogue, relation, affectivity and reorientation in which we may explore what it means to be queer and the effects and affects of our cultural and spatial surroundings on identity and desire.

Alongside the work in the exhibition this collaborative project also presents a number of accompanying events, detailed information including the schedule can be found on

Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 20th June 2019
Exhibition continues: Friday 21st June 2019 – Saturday 6th July 2019
Gallery open: 12-6pm Thursday – Saturday

Aoife Banks is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Dublin. Working in sculptural, relational and curatorial queeration and disruption, Aoife’s practice explores queer theory, affective relations and dissent against oppressive sociopolitical structures and hegemonies. She received her joint BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture from the National College of Art and Design in 2018. She is currently studying her MA in Visual Culture, Art in the Contemporary World, at the National College of Art and Design.

Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2019, in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.
Artist-Initiated Projects aims to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages, providing a platform for artists to produce and exhibit challenging work across all art forms. The model of short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months is an alternative to the normal institutional model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourage experimentation and risk-taking.

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