Out In The World


Designed by Joanne Byrne at Joanne Byrne

Interpretive Planning: DMW Creative

Research & Editorial: Dr Maurice J Casey

Photography: Alex Foster

Categories: Identity / Exhibition

Industry: Cultural

Across the generations, Irish LGBTQ+ people have emigrated and found opportunities to live and love abroad. This journey was rarely a simple transition from an oppressive island to a liberal wider world. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum partnered with the Department of Foreign Affairs to present Out In The World, an exhibition that highlights 12 stories from the vast yet largely untold history of Ireland’s LGBTQ+ diaspora.

I designed the exhibition identity, panel artwork and website. The identity presents the six themes within a unifying contemporary celtic knot and was inspired by the poster for Colm Ó’Clúbhán’s play Friends of Rio Rita’s (c.1985, Courtesy of Jim MacSweeney). 

The exhibition was launched in the chq building before being displayed in Irish Embassies around the world.