As a board member of the National LGBT Federation, an annual event to celebrate volunteers, allies and events in the community called the GALAS takes place in Dublin, and I was asked to design the award. A new award would become the symbol of the event and the Federation’s aims. The process involved the workshops in NCAD and the emerging form takes the shape of a Perspex G to represent the GALAS. The colours of the rainbow flag are interlayered and the 3D gong is now a revered award to have on your mantelpiece. The GALAS event has gone from strength to strength with with 550 attending the 2016 event in the Mansion House, Dublin.
For more info on the Galas. www.galas.ie