Location: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
FREE event, all welcome.
Please join us at 1 pm to celebrate the launch of the Young Art Writers zine and hear the zine contributors read from their work.
The inaugural Young Art Writers programme, an initiative of RHA Gallery and TBG+S took place over two days, Saturday 8 and 15 of September 2018. The programme was designed for anyone age 18 – 25 interested in art and writing, or who wished to be introduced to this area.
Through an open call application process, 11 participants with backgrounds in various disciplines, coming from Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Belfast, were invited to take part in the programme. Over the two days, the participants were immersed in thinking about writing in relation to the visual arts in a number of ways, in order to support the formulation of their individual writing practices.
Over the two days, participants received tours of exhibitions Becoming Christine by Amanda Dunsmore, The Precariat by Ursula Burke, and How We Roam by Alison Pilkington at RHA Gallery, Bite The Tongue by Daniel Rios Rodriguez at Kerlin Gallery, and Proven Answers by Stephen Loughman at TBG+S. The group visited artist Kevin Smith in his studio at RHA, who uses poetry, script and writing in his art practice, and attended a talk by writer Gavin Corbett, TBG+S’s 2017 Writer in Residence. Participants also took part in workshops by two writers; Sue Rainsford, Art Writing | on, in & around: An introductory workshop to diverse models of art writing, and; Aidan Wall, Research, Autofiction and Speculative Art Writing (That is and isn’t Sci-Fi).
Encouraged to think about various possibilities of writing in and around art and being open to engage with new techniques, critical thinking, and more, each participant had two weeks to produce their own written piece, culminating in the production of this zine.
This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2018: Art and Architecture: Uncovering Libraries and Collections, sponsored by Henry J Lyons, supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and the Arts Council of Ireland. Dublin Art Book Fair 2018 is guest curated by architectural and cultural historian, Dr. Ellen Rowley.