Bealtaine Festival event presented in association with Gallery of Photography.
This event is part of Flikkers – Come As You Were, the Age & Opportunity Bealtaine Festival Commission for 2022 supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. A series of events remembering and celebrating the Flikkers Disco era at the Hirschfeld Centre and the generation who were there. Flikkers invites older LGBTQ+ people to dance and celebrate this seminal period of social and cultural activism.
Journalist, activist and former Flikkers DJ Tonie Walsh, in conversation with Brendan Maher researcher and curator of the LGBTQ+ strand of PROTEST! Drawing on Tonie’s cherished and rare vinyl collection, the two will discuss the coded language and visuals of album artwork and club flyers from the 1980’s queer music scene. This event brings together themes from the Bealtaine Festival Exhibition Fabulous Flikkers at Outhouse and the Gallery of Photography Exhibition PROTEST! both running during May 2022.
Curated & produced by artist-curator Francis Fay and journalist, activist and DJ Tonie Walsh
Project Advisors: Tonie Walsh & Julianne O’Malley
Curatorial Support: Monica Flynn (Visual Art Curator, Bealtaine Festival)