Talks + Events
Saturday 18 May 2019 | 2pm - 4pm
Location: Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Free admission, click here to book your ticket.
For National Drawing Day and as part of Bealtaine Festival @ Temple Bar, TBG+S is delighted to host an intergenerational drawing workshop for all ages and levels of drawing abilities, facilitated by artist Cara Farnan.
The act of drawing is the first way we as humans have of expressing our interaction with the world. It holds the privileged position of bridging the gap between our mental and physical experience. Drawing is a way of conjuring reality; it is a way we express our ideas about how the world should or could look.
In this workshop, suitable for absolutely anyone; from those who are only starting to pick up pencils, to drawing veterans with a lifetime of experience, Cara will bring the group on an exploration of the various ways drawing can be used to discover and articulate our world. Together we will map our responses to senses such as hearing and touch, moving from the small and intimate to making images that take up spaces big enough to inhabit.
Cara Farnan is a visual artist drawn to the space between what we know about the world, and what we sense about it. Her work stems from a fascination for the inherent magic and quiet monumentality of stuff – observing and reflecting on the strange quirks of and interactions between often familiar things. Cara works in a variety of forms including sculptural and site-specific installation, sound, text, video, drawing and printmaking. Cara has a BA in Fine Print from NCAD, and is a member of Ormond Art Studios and Black Church Print Studio.
Bealtaine @ Temple Bar brings the nationwide Bealtaine Festival to the heart of cultural institutions in Temple Bar on 18th May. Events will take place in venues throughout Dublin's cultural quarter from 10.30 - 4pm, and we invite you to be our guest with a tea party to end the day in Crampton Square at 4pm. The Bealtaine Festival is an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, funded by the Arts Council and takes place nationwide throughout the month of May. For more information visit bealtaine.ie