Join us for the launch of the new publication Galalith, part of an ongoing, collaborative unfolding project by Lauren Gault and Katherine Murphy.

The event will comprise an informal reading and discussion with the artist, curator, TBG+S Director Cliodhna Shaffrey and invited guest, artist Lisa Freeman. The publication will be displayed in an expanded, large format and alongside materials, objects and ephemera relating to its content and research. Refreshments provided.

‘Galalith’ is an extended publication which brings together a carefully curated constellation of responses to ‘Galalith’ following the exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (19 May - 02 July 2022). With contributions from Lauren Gault, Katherine Murphy, Daisy Hildyard, Connie Brown, Dr Selina Guinness, Dr Katharine Earnshaw, Dr Giacomo Savani, Dr Orla Shortall, Richy Carey, Dr Sarah McCormack, and Michael Hill.

Galalith publication design by Jo Little and Kate Brangan at Or Studio, Dublin. Limited edition of 200.

This event is supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

The publication has been gratefully funded by Creative Scotland. Supported by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Rural Reimagined, and PLaCE International.

Lauren Gault is a Magheramourne and Glasgow based artist born in Belfast. Her work engages with multiple fields including agri-policies, biomaterials, archaeology and sound-image composition. This practice, active in its uncanny materiality, seeks to expand critical discussions around material sentience, future agri-relations and radical human/non-human interconnectivity. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Galalith, TBG+S, Dublin (2022), Cithra, The Tetley, Leeds (2021), C I T H R A, Gasworks, London (2020).

Katherine Murphy is a Glasgow based Scottish independent curator. She’s worked with not-for-profit organisations, prominent artists, art institutions, museums, and international art festivals. Her Unfolding project (2021) works closely with collaborators to manifest and realise independent projects and exhibitons with feminist sustainable working practices. She is currently a Jerwood Curatorial Accelerator Fellow (2022-23).

Lauren Gault and Katherine Murphy completed a collaborative residency at TBG+S in the lead up to their exhibition in May 2022. After the exhibition at TBG+S, the project and specific artworks will be re-imagined and relocated to an outdoor, rural location in Scotland. Katherine Murphy was awarded the opportunity to curate this exhibition through an Open Call held by TBG+S in 2021.

Lisa Freeman is a visual artist working across scripted performance, film making, text and installation. She investigates content from archives, mainstream media and local knowledge to explore representation and precarious economies of labour. currently holds a Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2022/23). She is supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award (2022), Bursary Award (2022, 2020), Agility Award (2021) and Kildare County Council (2016-21). She completed a MA in Art & Research Collaboration, IADT, Dublin (2020).

This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter, sponsored by Henry J Lyons and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.