Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 'Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont (1738-1800), in Robes of the Order of the Bath', 1773-1774. © National Gallery of Ireland.
Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 'Portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont (1738-1800), in Robes of the Order of the Bath', 1773-1774. © National Gallery of Ireland. Credit

OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History

On 23 March 2019, we were delighted to bring OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History to Dublin for the first time.

Participants enjoyed a free day of queer history, art and discussion with dynamic speakers including Panti Bliss, Joe Caslin, Stephen Moloney and Katherine O'Donnell. Thought-provoking breakout sessions explored themes including student activism, the 1916 Easter Rising and the Gallery’s LGBTQ+ artworks. To close the day in style, the historic Shaw Room provided the backdrop for a performance by Glória, Dublin's Lesbian and Gay Choir.

Download the full conference programme and abstracts here