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Installation view, The living and the dead, Mark Swords, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 2017. Photo by Peter Rowen

Installation view, The living and the dead, Mark Swords, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 2017. Photo by Peter Rowen

TBG+S Writer 2017: Gavin Corbett - Essay #2 ‘James Last’

03 May 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce the second in the series of commissioned essays by writer Gavin Corbett. The TBG+S Writing Commission aims to expand ideas around writing about art by inviting Irish authors to create a series of pieces inspired by the exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. The series of short essays will be available online and in the gallery.

The second essay in the series, James Last is written in response to the solo exhibition The living and the dead by Mark Swords. Swords has created theatrically staged paintings that have come into being through a series of gestures that juxtapose the idea of making and unmaking. The living and the dead continues until Saturday 17 June 2017. For more information on the exhibition please click here.

Download Essay #2 James Last by Gavin Corbett clicking the link below:
'Essay #2 James Last by Gavin Corbett'

Gavin Corbett is from Dublin. He has published three novels: Innocence (2003), This Is The Way (2013) and Green Glowing Skull (2015). This Is The Way won the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year award and was shortlisted for the Encore Prize. He has been published widely as a journalist, and has written and broadcast for RTÉ Radio. Last year, he was Trinity College Dublin’s Arts Council Irish Writer Fellow.