Free: Young Art Writers workshop with Nicole Flattery

15 April 2024
A group of young people are seated in a circle on the floor in an dimly lit gallery space. There are notebooks, a large sheet of paper and pens in front of them. Magenta and light blue organza curtains hang behind them on right side. Behind them to the left there is a large window facing out onto a city streetscape.

Event details

Date: 15 April 2024
Time: 5–6:30pm
Venue: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Location: Gallery
Organiser: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Fee: Free
Contact details: +353 (0)1 671 0073

Event description

A free two-part art writing workshop led by writer Nicole Flattery in response to Lisa Freeman’s exhibition Approx 1 Second of a Sweet Kiss.

Monday 15 + 22 April, 5pm – 6.30pm

There are a very limited number of spaces for this workshop and so we ask that participants are fully committed to attending both sessions.

Young Art Writers is designed for anyone age 18 – 25 with an interest in art and writing, or who would like to be introduced to this area. We are delighted to have writer Nicole Flattery facilitate the workshop. Over two sessions participants will discuss and experiment with writing in relation to the current gallery exhibition Lisa Freeman’s Approx 1 Second of a Sweet Kiss. Central to this is the idea that everyone is capable of writing about art that draws them in – whether their response is critical, fictional or grounded in non-fiction.

Young Art Writers is an ongoing gallery-based workshop series at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. It explores different aspects of writing in relation to visual art through workshops led by writers, artists and curators with a writing practice. The workshops adopt a shared learning and explorative approach as opposed to taught or critique-based sessions. No experience is necessary and all levels of writing ability are welcome.

Nicole Flattery’s debut novel Nothing Special, published in 2023. An Irish author, known for her short stories including the story collection Show Them A Good Time. She was the 2021 writer in residence at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. She is the winner of An Post Irish Book Award, the Kate O’Brien Prize, the London Magazine Prize for Debut Fiction, and the White Review Short Story Prize. Her work has appeared in the Stinging Fly, the Guardian, the White Review, and the London Review of Books. A graduate of the master’s program in creative writing at Trinity College, she lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Event location information: This event will take place in the gallery where the exhibition is installed. You can enter the street-facing gallery up until 6pm. Please ring office doorbell at side entrance if you arrive after this time. There will be cushions and seating in the gallery, and participants will set up in an informal circle in the space. Art works are comprising of 5 television screens mounted on metal poles around the gallery.

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