OUTITUDE is a heartfelt documentary that attempts to get to the core of what it means to be lesbian. We spoke to rural and urban lesbians, poets, writers, activists, self-professed bar dykes, queer women and curious women. We talked to lesbians involved in many of the organisations past and present that have made our community what it is today such as LOT, LinC, OUTBURST, Belong To, Lesbian Line, Running Amach, Deja VuVu and many more. Personal stories tell of the diversities of identities, tales of coming out, experiences of homophobia and the varied types of activisms that offer a kaleidescope of the richness and diversity of our lesbian community.
Unshrinking Violets is the Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine Festival Commission for 2023 supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Curated & produced by artists Han Tiernan & Francis Fay with exhibition research advisors, filmmaker Cara Holmes and Ger Moane. Curatorial Support Monica Flynn (Visual Art Curator, Bealtaine Festival).
Unshrinking Violets encompasses: a dedicated exhibition with activist/ protest ephemera and photographs, donated by participants from this era, exploring the archival and social history of Lesbian activism; a film screening of Outitude (2018), directed by Sonya Mulligan and produced by Ger Moane and; a panel discussion on Lesbian and Queer Activism with invited key activists from the last five decades followed by an interactive audience long table.
Venue is partially wheelchair accessible please contact venue directly.