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Basic Talks ~ Sue Rainsford
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Basic Talks ~ Sue Rainsford

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Basic Space is delighted to present writer Sue Rainsford for our December BASIC TALK.

BASIC TALKS is a series of talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is a platform for lectures, workshops, presentations, and performances. Speakers include artists, curators, writers, and critics who will generate discourse on producing, framing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses.

Admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

BASIC TALKS ~ Sue Rainsford, takes place in conjunction with Pallas Projects/Studios Exhibition: Periodical Review #8

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Dublin Book Festival
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Dublin Book Festival

EMERGING AUTHORS SERIES II
In the second of our Emerging Authors events, expect a wealth of insights from four of Ireland’s most daring new voices. Caitriona Lally’s debut novel, Eggshells (HarperCollins), draws readers into the perspective of an eccentric, lonely woman as she wanders the streets of Dublin. Aoibheann McCann, with short story, non-fiction and poetry publications already to her name, has recently treated readers to her first novel – Marina(Wordsonthestreet), a moving account of its eponymous central character’s solitary existence. Playwright and children’s author Darragh Martin has explored new territory this year with his first novel for adults, Future Popes of Ireland (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate imprint), a searing account of a family’s escape from the control of the Catholic Church. Sue Rainsford’s debut, Follow Me To Ground(New Island), is a sinister tale that questions our preconceptions of predator and prey. The disparate voices of these four authors are drawn together by a shared focus on the isolated lives of characters who struggle to belong, and who are ultimately forced to carve their own paths. This conversation will be guided by eminent journalist Sue Leonard.

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RHA & TBG+S Young Art Writers Programme
Sep
11
10:00 AM10:00

RHA & TBG+S Young Art Writers Programme

The Young Art Writers programme is an initiative of RHA and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) and takes place over two days: Saturday 8 & 15 of September. The programme is designed for anyone age 18 – 25 who is interested in art and writing, or who would like to be introduced to this area. No previous experience is necessary and all levels of writing ability are welcome.

The programme is devised to immerse the participants into thinking about writing in relation to the visual arts in a number of ways, in order to support the participants formulating an individual writing practice. Over the two days, participants will visit exhibitions at RHA, Kerlin Gallery and TBG+S, visit artist Kevin Smith in his studio, attend a talk by Gavin Corbett (TBG+S’s 2017, Writer in Residence), attend workshops by writers Sue Rainsford and Aidan Wall and view a variety of diverse arts publications. Participants will be encouraged to think about various possibilities of writing in and around art and to be open to engaging with new techniques, critical thinking, and more.

After the two days, participants will have 2 weeks to submit a written piece which will then be designed into a zine and launched at Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 22 – 26 November 2018.

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Writing About Your Work @ VAI
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Writing About Your Work @ VAI

Concisely conveying core elements of your practice is essential to promoting your work and ensuring its accessibility. Covering such topics as proposals, funding applications, and statements for press and marketing purposes, we will discuss the dos and don’ts in writing statements. Over the course of the day, participants will work in an interactive way with peer supported feedback, producing texts that succinctly deliver their concepts, approaches and methodologies.

While working toward developing a concise statement, this session will also explore writing as a dynamic and reflective tool. We will consider the more expansive, generative ways in which writing can serve an arts practice, operating within or alongside it. In discussing how participants might develop a long term relationship with writing that will serve their practice and its shifting demands as it develops over time, we will also cover various opportunities regarding the production of text in relation to an artwork or exhibition.

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Everything is in Everything
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Everything is in Everything

As part of Everything is in Everything, a collaborative commission between Super Projects, Clodagh Emoe, 4th year students at Hartstown Community School and in partnership with Fingal Arts Office, I presented a workshop on script writing and contemporary art practice.

Taking influence from Rancière’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster, specifically the quote ‘…the very act of storytelling…presumes in its interlocutor an equality of intelligence rather than an inequality of knowledge’, the workshop entailed giving voice to inanimate materials, to objects not typically associated with speech.

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