Signs of Life exhibition is a unique photo exhibition featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, media, arts, sport and entertainment using Irish Sign Language (ISL). The photos, taken by deaf photographer Johnny Corcoran, feature no less than 26 celebrities signing the letter of the ISL alphabet that best represents them and their work. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world and it celebrates ISL as a unique and important Irish language. From TV3am presenter Sinead Desmond to Footballer Robbie Keane, from cook Rachel Allen to novelist Roddy Doyle, TV presenter Eammon Holmes and musician Andrea Corr, this exhibition boasts some of Ireland’s most well-known faces, who are supporting us to bring ISL to the public’s attention in a new and exciting way. The aim of this stunning exhibition is to encourage greater public awareness and appreciation of ISL, the first language of the Irish Deaf community - which is used by up to 40,000 people. Whether this show inspires you to enroll in a course in your local area, or even just learn the ISL alphabet, we hope that you will enjoy discovering the language and take pride in it as one of only two uniquely Irish languages.
The exhibition, which is FREE to the public, The Exhibition will also feature volunteers from the IRISH DEAF SOCIETY giving demonstrations throughout the week.
The exhibition is educational, interactive and great fun for all. It also features a three-minute rolling video clip of celebrities signing to the camera.