Thursday, 16 April 2009

NO GRANTS GALLERY WRITING EXHIB



Temple Bar Cultural Trust are hosting the all new Creative Writing Exhibition which will take place at the No Grants Gallery from May 1st – 15th, Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

One of my poems 'Dancing With Paul Durcan' was selected for this and I've been busily making a collage - a pet activity of mine, when I have time - for the exhibition. Sneak preview above!

The exhibition will officially launch on Tuesday May 5th with an open-mic evening from 6pm – 8pm. I plan to be there to read my poem and hear and see the other writers'/artists' work. Lunchtime readings will take place throughout the 2 weeks so log on to www.templebar.ie for more details soon.

Speaking about the new Creative Writing Exhibition, Gallery curator Carol Eakins said, “This exhibition is a celebration of verbal, visual and performance art and an opportunity to show the written word combined with an artistic eye and the spoken tongue to bring all creative writing to life. As a curator, artist and poet myself the creative writing exhibition is an opportunity for writers both professional and amateur to exhibit their work in an environment that shares their passion and enthusiasm for the arts.”

NGG (No Grants Gallery) is a new gallery and exhibition space for artists who are currently working without public funding support. The new gallery is curated and managed by Dublin artist Carol Eakins and the system is very simple - artists will pay a nominal fifty euro fee for a two-week exhibition slot and also receive promotional support from TBCT.

14 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

How wonderful, this is a brilliant idea. Wish I could be there at the opening!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Tania,
My two favourite things combined: art and literature!

BarbaraS said...

Ah, that's just class - I really love the first stanza!

I had a go at something similar last semester, with B&W photography and poems, and I ended up with a hand-made book of a poem. It's great fun doing both.

P Nolan said...

Forgotten I'd made a note about submitting to this (somewhere). Look forward to seeing the shew!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

I'd love to see your art book, B. I remember you were working on it.

PJ - it's a pity you didn't submit. As a proper artist you would, I'm sure, have had something gorgeous to exhibit.
Mine is whimsy - pretty much like the poem!

Totalfeckineejit said...

And ye were a whirlpool and I bet ye nearly drowned.No grants gallery ? Well that's the majority of the creative poulation of Ireland so fair fecks to them what a great idea, a)for a gallery and b) for an exhibition.This project deserves to be a great success and I'm sure it will be.Looking forward to seeing it :)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

TFE - I thought this might interest you. I think it's a great way to get an exhibition on in town.

The Bookaholic said...

Nice blog...

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thank you, Bookaholic(s) and welcome. I see from your own packed blog that there are two of you!

BarbaraS said...

I'll bring one with me next time I'm over - and all the other stuff I promised to bring too!

Emerging Writer said...

I'm there too WRW. See you there. Looking forward to it. I'm struggling with the art-y part of it though, spending longer thinking about it and discarding ideas than I think I did with the poem! (It was a fast writeen poem, wiah I had more of those)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

B - cool, I'd love to see it.

EW - great! I hope we get to meet at the launch, so i can put a face to the blogger, as they say.
I had to get my 'art work' ready by this week-end otherwise I'd miss getting it to Dublin for the deadline. Good luck with it!

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WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

HI Margaret
THanks very much & welcome - I'm glad you like my blog,
Nuala