Spread from "When We Move in Blue" with collaged elements of blue-toned imagery and text.

When We Move in Blue

When We Move in Blue is a celebratory pamphlet on the work of Breda Lynch, written by El Reid-Buckley and designed by Oisín Ralph. This publication focuses on Breda’s Blue Dyke series of cyanotypes, which was installed at Ormston House from 2020 to 2021 as part of the Feminist Supermarket, and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 2021 to 2022 as part of The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now: Queer Embodiment.

When We Move in Blue will be launched at Ormston House on Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 7pm. This free event will highlight the significance of Blue Dyke in local and national contexts, as well as the power of the work in terms of queer joy and futurity. The evening will begin with a short lecture by the artist on her practice and the background to Blue Dyke. Following, El Reid-Buckley and Breda Lynch will be in conversation to discuss Breda’s work and the potentialities that Blue Dyke brings to us in a world where queerness is constantly threatened.

About Breda Lynch

Breda Lynch is an artist, curator and a full-time lecturer in Fine Art at the Limerick School of Art and Design. She holds a BA Hons degree from the Crawford College of Art in Cork, an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London, and an MPhil Fine Art and Digital Media from the University of Wolverhampton. Breda works across a number of mediums including drawing, cyanotype, and expanded printing techniques. Her work deals with a wide range of issues and themes such as questions of identity, particularly gender and sexualities; appropriation and reproduction; queer cultures of past, present and future; in/visibilities; subcultural and spiritual exploration; and more.

A stalwart of the art scene locally, national and abroad, Breda has exhibited in Australia, China, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. She has exhibited widely across Ireland, mostly recently at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ormston House, and the Irish Musem of Modern Art. Her work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Luciano Benetton Italy,  the Office of Public Works, and the University of Limerick. You can visit her website here.

About El Reid-Buckley

El Reid-Buckley (they/them) is a sociologist, writer, and collage artist based in Limerick, Ireland. They are currently completing a PhD in Sociology on bisexualities in post-marriage equality Ireland. Their research, writing and artistic practice is broadly focused on issues of genders and sexualities; with research interests in a wide number of areas such as trans theory, pop culture, media studies, archival and memorial practices, and the politics of space. Overall, their work aims to connect art, academia, and activism, to celebrate the beauty, joy, and diversity of queerness and trans identity. You can find El on Twitter at @ereidbuckley.


When We Move in Blue is a limited edition publication and will be available for purchase at the event.
ISBN 978-1-9999513-9-9  
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