Read the newly published Notes on Collecting, by our 2020 Commissioned Writer Ian Maleney.

Notes on Collecting by Ian Maleney is written in response to Mairead O'hEocha's exhibition Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes.

Ian Maleney is a writer from Offaly. Minor Monuments is the title of Ian's debut collection of essays (Tramp Press, 2019) on the theme of home, memory and belonging. His writings have been highly praised for their poetic serenity and reflective qualities. He has been published by Winter Papers, gorse, and the Dublin Review. He is the founder of Fallow Media, an inter-disciplinary publication for music, photography, and long-form writing on the internet.

The TBG+S Writing Commission aims to expand ideas around writing about art by inviting Irish writers to create a series of pieces inspired by the exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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