Talks + Events
Saturday 13 January 2018 | 3pm
Location: Meet at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for an introduction. The walking tour will last circa 30 minutes, please wear appropriate clothing for outdoors.
FREE admission, all welcome. Click here to book your ticket.
In response to Otobong Nkanga's current exhibition, The Breath from Fertile Grounds at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, architect Gráinne Shaffrey of Shaffrey Architects will lead a tour of the local area. The tour will take in the different red brick work and wrought iron railings that define Dublin as a city. This event will be framed by conversations that Shaffrey and Nkanga had in the development of the exhibition, which includes reclaimed bricks and wrought iron elements inspired by the fabric of Dublin city.
Gráinne Shaffrey is an architect. The practice, Shaffrey Architects, has been involved in a number of architectural and research projects, often in collaboration with others, which have engaged with the materials and construction techniques found in Dublin City. One of these is field research into traditional brick pointing techniques found in Dublin City, which has contributed to a renewed interest and skill in ‘wigging’, a practice very typical in Georgian Dublin and continued into the 20th Century. Materials and their application in all aspects of architecture is an important strand of interest for the practice.