Irish Queer photo snapper Niamh Barry has just launched a crowd funder for new exhibition, Now and Forever, Interpersonally Queer, an exciting new film photography project that she has been working on over the past few months.
The artist’s latest work explores the interpersonal connections that emerge and develop within the queer community, and the ways in which these connections overlap, slowly connecting, tie by tie, over time. The exhibition launches on Friday December 9th at All My Friends pub on Meath Street, in Dublin 8.
Explaining the concept behind the new project Niamh says, “Society often rejects queer individuals which in turn, encourages us to find comfort in our queer relationships as the particles of our community who are also rejected collectively accept and nurture queerness.
Now & Forever, Interpersonally Queer attempts to display the quality and strength of these interpersonal ties. Some are so powerful; our bonds with other queers make us feel more accepted in our lives than ever before.
Accordingly, the notion of our “chosen queer family” which has existed for decades, attempts to deconstruct our perception of what a “family unit” can be. This photography project aims to take these heteronormative structures and queer them. And present them for what they are: beautiful, joyful, messy, euphoric, chaotic, but significantly life-changing.”
In order to bring this fascinating new exhibition to a Dublin audience, the artist finds herself once again elbow-deep in a crowd-funding project, with all donations gratefully received. You can lend your support to the Go Fund Me campaign here.
Interpersonally Queer launches at All My Friends on Meath Street, Dublin 8 on Friday 9th December.
7pm – 10pm with free entry and live music from Sammy Copley, amongst others.
Check out our interview with Niamh about the female gaze, crowdfunding a solo exhibition, and the launch of her exhibition and photobook, No Queer Apologies here.