Past Projects by the Trinity Ability co_op

Beyond Boundaries: Art Unleashed

An online guide was developed for the Beyond Boundaries: Art Unleashed Exhibition.

Online Guide – Beyond Boundaries: Art Unleashed

 The Ability co_op, which is an advocacy group led by students with disabilities. In the past two years, the TCD Student Union has collaborated with the Ability co_op by organising an art exhibition. This year we are doing the same.

Our art exhibition, “Beyond Boundaries: Art Unleashed” which had to be postponed,

will now be held in An Meitheal, Printing House Square on the 4th of December, 2023.

“Beyond Boundaries: Art Unleashed”

will be officially launched by Trinity Provost and President Dr Linda Doyle

in An Meitheal, Printing House Square on the 4th of December at 5:30pm.

Artwork Submissions

We are thrilled with the amount of interest we have received with people looking to submit artwork to the exhibition. We are now setting a date for last submissions to be in by the 20th of November. Please email any electronic artwork such as poetry or photography to [email protected],  with “Art Exhibition Submission” – (followed by your name) in the subject line.

If you could also send a brief explanation of your piece, that would be ideal. We are also wondering if anyone who is submitting poetry would like to recite one of their poems during the exhibition. This would make for a lovely ambience, as I’m sure you all would agree. For those submitting physical pieces, such as paintings or drawings, you can drop them into the disAbility Hub in Printing House Square. 

How to get to Printing House Square 

For those unable to attend the exhibition, see the various pieces of artwork attached Online Guide for Beyond Boundaries

The Off-Books Experience

Trinity Student Ben Rowsome.

The Off-Books Experience – By Ben Rowsome. Trinity Physics Student (Off Books for 2021/2022 Academic year)

Poster with green and purple squares on a white background with writing in the middle saying "Unique: A Disabled Perspective"

The UNIQUE: A Disabled Perspective Exhibition 2022 was a collaboration between the Trinity Ability co_op, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, and the Trinity College Dublin Student’s Union (TCDSU). The exhibition took place in An Mheitheal, Trinity disAbility Hub, in Printing House Square.

View the UNIQUE: A Disabled Perspective 2022 Online Exhibition Guide.

The exhibition was run during Disability Awareness Week (28th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2022) in the run-up to the national International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd Dec, 2022).


Another article in Trinity News A Unique Take on Disability.

Image with a rainbow colored background. Text at the top that reads "Disability Awareness Week 2021". Text in the center that reads "Defining Disability Exhibition". There is a Trinity College Dublin Student's Union logo on the bottom left and a Trinity Ability co_op logo on the bottom right.
A black and white shot of two students in Trinity College Dublin during filming of the documentary.
Image with a green background, with text in the centre that reads "Disability and Violence Against Women". There is a Trinity College Dublin logo and a Trinity Ability co_op logo on the bottom of the image.
Three women standing outside the Trinity Sports Centre in Trinity College Dublin. They are all holding Gaelic footballs and wearing Purple and White stripped tops with GAA logo and Trinity Ability co_op logo.
Human eyes painted on a wall, just below a spiral staircase. Part of the Invisibles of Trinity project.
Pride and Disability text. There is a rainbow pride flag in the background with a silhouette of two females making a heart shape with their hands.