The NCAD Gallery is delighted to introduce, gender.RIP, a new trans-led multi-disciplinary art collective based in Dublin, Ireland.

Monday, 17th December - Friday, 25th January 2019

NCAD Gallery 17 December 2018 — 25 January 2019, open Mon — Fri, 11am — 5pm.
(Closed Wed 19 December  2018 — Fri 4 January 2019)

The NCAD Gallery is delighted to introduce, gender.RIP, a new trans-led multi-disciplinary art collective based in Dublin, Ireland. In a self-titled gallery presentation, gender.RIP will occupy the NCAD Gallery space by organising a gallery programme inclusive of exhibition, informative workshops, talks and zine making that focuses on local and international trans and queer creative communities, Monday 17 December 2018 — Friday 25 January 2019. gender.RIP exhibiting practitioners include, Mani Arturo AbreuMarina Ayano KittakaHobbes GinsbergCarta MonirRíon Murphy and Lu  Saborío. The programme will be launched by Sara Phillips of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) at 6pm, followed by music Dj'ed by Roo Honeychild until 8.30pm, Monday 17 December 2018. All are welcome. 

gender.RIP is an NCAD student-led exhibition initiated by Lu Saborío (NCAD SU Equality officer, previously: Rad Queers Resist in collaboration with, Dámhín McKeown (Spirit of Fringe award winning Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis, as part of the Trans Live Art Salon, previously: BUNNY). Please link to for more information on the Collective. Find the the gender.RIP programme events also listed below.
gender.RIP Events @NCAD_Gallery (link to events pages here

Trans and GNC Performance Night Thursday 24 January 6 — 9pm All welcome, to the NCAD Gallery for the Gender.RIP curated Trans and GNC Performance Evening. We will be hosting some wonderful poets, comedians and performers.Join us for an evening of liberating fun, listen to poems, watch performances and have some tea! Whether you want to dance, sing, read poems or prose, we welcome all trans and gender nonconforming folk! If you are interested in performing send us an email to or direct message us here Your work does not necessarily have to be related to gender but we are looking for trans and non-binary individuals creative works only.
****    This event has a sensitive content warning and trigger warning attached. Some of the performaces cover and name sensitive subject matter, such as: transphobia, abuse, assault, use of slurs, mention of genitals and sex naming or violence. Before each performance, the subject matter will be introduced and audience members may take a break if needed. Please heed these warnings as we would like to make sure everyone feels comfortable at the event under our duty of care. Let us not forget there will also be dancing, laughs, tea, biscuits and a great exhibition to view!    ****
Trans Friendly Barber Monday 21 January 2018 11am — 5pm We are delighted to announce that Ellen O'Donovan from Headcase Barbers will be joining us on the 21 of January to give all you lovelies some good cuts. Ellen will be in the gallery from 11am — 5pm offering cuts at 10 euro. We recognise that many trans folk are in situations where they might not be able to afford that so please contact us and we can try subsidise as much as possible for you. If you can't afford it send us an email
Trans & Non-Binary Meet Up Thursday 17 January, 4 — 5.30pm. This event is a closed space for trans and non-binary people. We are delighted to host a Non-Binary Social with our pals, Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). This is an event for non-binary people to hang out, have chats over tea and cake, and view the work in the gender.RIP exhibition. The guest list for this event is not public and there is no need to say you are attending if you'd prefer not to - you can just turn up on the day. If you would like more informtaion please send an email to

Irish Trans history with Sara Philipps (Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)) Thursday 17 January, 6pm — 7pm. This is a public event. All welcome to come join us in a relaxed setting to learn about Irish trans history with invited guest speaker, Sara Phillips, Chair of TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland).

Zine Making Workshop Tuesday 15 January, 6pm — 9pm. For our first event of 2019 we have a zine making workshop at the gender.RIP exhibition. Join invited guest, Indigo Scorn who will guide you in making your own zine. Take some time to wind down and chill out in the exhibition garden area with pals and work those creative muscles. We will spend two hours building zines from 6pm — 8pm, afterward attendees are welcome to spend an hour perusing through the gallery library area, write comments on our blackboard, enjoy the exhibition, draw or do your own thing. Close at 9pm.
** CANCELLED Event ** Please note this event is now cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances -  Three Trans Twines: Storytime with Llaura McGee Gaymers, story lovers and weirdos alike, come sit by the fire with Llaura and Gender.RIP and discover the world of HYPERTEXT STORYTELLING. She's going to introduce Twine, perform two pieces by renowned trans creators and another by herself. Rat Chaos by Winter Lake 1870: CYBERPUNK FOREVER by Gaby Aveiro Ojeda Contact by Llaura McGee We'll end the night with a chat to Gaby over the interwebs from Toronto to learn their twine secrets.

Image credit: 'Still Alive', Hobbes Ginsberg.

Exhibitors' Information
Mani Arturo Abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx, New York City, USA. They received their BA in Linguistics in 2014 from Reed College, and currently live and work out of a garage in southeast Portland. Arturo Abreu works with text, ephemeral sculpture, and photography.
They are the author of List of Consonants (Bottlecap Press, 2015), transtrender (Quimérica, 2016), and Incalculable Loss (Institute for New Connotative Action Press, 2018). They co-facilitate home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland.
Marina Ayano Kittaka is a Japanese American trans woman and artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is the co-developer of video games such as Anodyne, Even the Ocean, and 'how do you Do It'. Her work explores the relationship between narrative forms and the experience of living.
Hobbes Ginsberg is a lesbian photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, USA. Ginsberg maks vulnerable, hyper-saturated work about the evolution of self. Once called a "shabby, self taught formalist", her photographs are candid and mythical. Ginsberg is represented as a photographer and director by Adolescent Content, her clients include: VICE, the FADER, BEAT mag, i-D, Dazed, UNIF and more. Please contact for inquiries.
Carta Monir is a cartoonist and micropress publisher living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. In her work, Monir deals with family, memory, gender, technology and trauma.
Ríon Murphy is a trans, queer, feminist, mixed-media artist based in Dublin, Ireland. They make work through narrative stitch and photography, exploring the non-linear, often confusing nature of transition as a non-binary person.
Lu  Saborío is a nonbinary Honduran artist based in Dublin, Ireland. They are currently studying Visual Cuture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and they are one of founding members of gender.RIP along with collaborator Dámhín McKeown.
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