Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce the second in the series of commissioned essays by author Claire-Louise Bennett written in response to each programmed exhibition at TBG+S. The essays are available online and in the gallery.
The second essay in the series responds to the group exhibition My Brilliant Friend, curated by Rayne Booth, featuring artists Michelle Browne, Avril Corroon, Ella de Búrca, Lisamarie Johnson and Laugh a Defiance. This exhibition considers female solidarity, work, economy, protest and how to negotiate life in Dublin as an artist and a woman in 2016. The exhibition continues until Saturday 3 September 2016.
Download the essay How We Spend Our Days by Claire-Louise Bennett by clicking the link below:
Essay#2 How We Spend Our Days By Claire-Louise Bennett
Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire and studied literature and drama at the University of Roehampton, before moving to Ireland. Her short fiction and essays have been published in The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The White Review, Gorse, and elsewhere. She was awarded the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and has received bursaries from the Irish Arts Council and Galway City Council. Her debut book, Pond, was published by The Stinging Fly (Ireland) and Fitzcarraldo Editions (UK) in 2015, and will be published by Riverhead (US) in summer 2016.