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.