Spectacular Vernacular

Hannah Tiernan                                                                           hannahtiernan.com

Hannah Tiernan is a researcher, writer and visual artist. She holds a BA in Photographic Media and an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD and is the assitant editor at GCN Magzine. Her key area of interest is contemporary Irish LGBTQ+ history and expanding voices within the Irish LGBTQ+ community. 
From 2018 to 2020, Hannah was a researcher on the ACTIVE ARCHIVE - SLOW INSTITUTION initiative with Project Arts Centre and was the lead researcher for the Queer-in-Progress. Timeline display in 2020.

Since March 2020 she has been the editor of the Queer-in-Progress. Timeline: Online Archive, an initiative to map the expanded narratives within the canon of Irish queer history; focusing on lesbian, feminist, female-identifying, trans, bi and HIV/AIDS histories.
In 2019 she authored ‘Foul, Filthy, Stinking Muck’: the LGBT theatre of Project Arts Centre, 1966 - 2000, and curated and hosted the ‘Foul, Filthy, Stinking Muck’ symposium. She is also the creator of the Ranelagh/Rathmines Queer Walking Tour, designed in conjunction with Ranelagh Arts.

As a visual artist, Hannah has exhibited her photography and sculpture throughout Ireland and has several works housed in private collections. In 2016, she was awarded the Inspirational Arts Award for her photographic project, EQUAL. The project was a direct response to Ireland’s 2015 Marriage referendum, reflecting the societal shift post-referendum whilst also acknowledging the scars still felt within the LGBTQ+ community.

Exhibition - Aras an Chontae, Tullamore - April 19th - May 3rd

Here is the installation of colourful and powerful Pride Flags designed by participants who took part in a number of RWD<<FFWD>>RCD workshops - Reimagining the Rainbow, coordinated and facilitated by Hannah Tiernan, Brendan Fox and Aoife Banks. The flags are displayed in the window and foyer of Áras an Chontae in Tullamore. The Progress Pride Flag and two bespoke Pride Flags fly at full-mast outside, celebrating queerness in communities across Ireland and highlighting the importance of visibility and representation .We want these flags to provide our LGBTQ+ community and allies with a sense of hope and strength - a reminder to continue to fight for equality, call out discrimination, and love

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Inside Windows at Aras an Chontae

Flagpoles outside of Aras an Chontae

Raising the Flag


Collectively Created Flag as part of the Midlands Lgbt+ Project Offaly Launch Party at Hugh Lynch's Bar Tullamore

Flags In Aras An Chontae Entrance