Podcast: Queer Mind, Body and Soul


A new podcast series inspired by the exhibition Queer Mind, Body and Soul (30 July – 17 October 2021).

This two-part podcast series features some of the artists involved in our recent exhibition Queer Mind, Body and Soul (30 July – 17 October 2021). A collaboration between the Gallery 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.

You can explore an online presentation of the exhibition here.

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.

Episode 2

In episode 2, Roibeárd Ó Braonáin, Beth Stallard and M delve into the messages in their artworks and in the exhibition as a whole.

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Episode 1

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.

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Download the full PDF transcript of episode 1 of the Queer Mind, Body and Soul podcast.


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

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