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.