Queer Mind, Body and Soul


30 July – 17 October 2021
Millennium Wing Studio | Admission free

Queer Mind, Body and Soul was a free exhibition exploring youth experiences and perspectives of the LGBTQIA+ community with the Gaisce LikeMinded project. A collaboration between the National Gallery of Ireland and Gaisce – The President’s Award, the exhibition explored the experiences and perspectives of a group of young LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming people and allies. Collaborating with artist Shireen Shortt, the group worked on modes of artistic expression across multiple disciplines and media.

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.

Logos for National Gallery of Ireland, Apollo Project, Gaisce - The President's Award, and Likeminded

Further information

This exhibition contains references to assault, homophobia and transphobia, which some visitors 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.


In this short video, the artists introduce their work.


In this video, four of the artists speak about their experiences of the LikeMinded project and of exhibiting their work in the National Gallery.

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