Open Call: Young Art Writers workshop with Lily Cahill

02 March 2023

A two-part art writing workshop in response to Gather by Niamh O'Malley led by visual artist, writer, facilitator and editor Lily Cahill.

This workshop will allow participants to practice a written response to Gather by Niamh O'Malley, the second exhibition of the Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice.

Young Art Writers is an ongoing programme for anyone aged 18–25 with an interest in art and writing with all levels of experience welcome. The programme explores different aspects of writing in relation to visual art through workshops led by art writer and artists and curators with a writing practice.

Lily Cahill is a visual artist, writer, facilitator and editor. She is the winner of the Visual Artists Ireland/ Dublin City Council Art Writing Award 2019. She has written or performed her work for The RHA, The Lab Gallery, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, CIRCA, Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Paper Visual Art, the School of Visual Culture at NCAD and Foaming at the Mouth. Lily has facilitated writing and creative projects with Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, The RHA, The LAB Gallery, Dublin and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland. She has been a co-editor of Critical Bastards, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, since 2014.


The workshop will run over two days, Monday 3 April and Monday 17 April 2023, 6:00–7:30pm.

How to Apply

Please email a short expression of interest to TBG+S Learning and Public Engagement Curator Órla Goodwin with the subject line ‘Young Art Writers'. Please include:

  • A brief description of yourself (1-2 sentences)
  • A brief outline of why you would like to participate in Young Art Writers (max 150 words)


Deadline for Applications: 27 March 2023