All you need is love

Published on 01 May 2014

All you need is love

An exhibition in support of Marriage Equality, on Thursday May 1st from 6.00pm at The Copper House Gallery, showcasing talented creatives from Ireland and beyond. 

No Fixed Abode is delighted to present a print exhibition in support of Marriage Equality on the 1st of May in The Copper House Gallery on Synge Street. The exhibition will showcase works by over 20 of Ireland’s established and up and coming artists, with a number of pieces also coming from international contributors.

The exhibition, which runs for one night only, will bring together some of Ireland’s most talented artists including photographers, graffiti artists, illustrators and graphic designers. Limited edition prints on Hahnemuhle fine art paper inspired by the theme ‘All You Need Is Love’ will be for sale on the night for €30 with all profits going to Marriage Equality. A number of artists have also contributed one-off pieces for sale on the night. 


Contributing artists include ADW, one of Ireland’s boldest stencil artists; Danleo, whose work is centred around an organic, fictitious world; and Denise Nestor known for her sensitive, personal and compelling illustrations. International contributions will come from, among others, photographer Katie May of Mother London and London-based design studios Pony and Villalba Lawson. 

The exhibition will be introduced by Panti, Ireland’s most fabulous drag queen and self-described accidental and occasional gay rights activist. DJs from Dublin’s best Saturday night gay club, Mother, will provide the soundtrack to the evening. 

Marriage Equality is a not-for-profit, grassroots advocacy organisation whose goal is to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Ireland through the extension of civil marriage rights to same-sex couples. Marriage Equality’s vision is of an Ireland in which same sex couples, our families and our children enjoy equality. The contributing artists, the event sponsors and No Fixed Abode share this vision and hope that through this exhibition we can raise funds for Marriage Equality to continue their amazing work ahead of the referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015.

The Copper House Gallery is committed to celebrating diversity, social inclusion and the promotion of mutual respect among the city’s diverse communities and is the perfect home for this exhibition. The gallery is a proud supporter of and advocate for Marriage Equality and LGBT rights and has provided a platform for discussing sexual and gender identity through shows such as Attitudes, an exhibition of illustrations by Eoin Coveney and Spleen and Ideal a photographic exhibition by Tiane Doan na Champassak, which ran at The Copper House Gallery in association with the Dublin Pride Festival 2013. A selection of these works will also be on display on the night.