A workshop with Lauren Gault and archaeologist Giacomo Savani.

Join exhibiting artist Lauren Gault, guest curator Katherine Murphy and archaeologist Giacomo Savani for this workshop exploring what the archaeologist Yannis Hamilakis calls ‘sensorial assemblages’- a theory in which our senses are deeply connected with memory and feelings, things and places. The workshop will include the exploration of specific materials and research from the exhibition Galalith, as well as museological artefacts brought to the gallery site and practical exercises with personal objects and materials.

Participants are invited to bring an object of their choice to the workshop (optional).

Giacomo Savani is a RSE Saltire Early Career Fellow at the School of Classics, University of St Andrews, Scotland. He works at the intersection between archaeology, classical reception, antiquarianism, and history of medicine. He has published extensively on the reception of ancient baths and balneology, focusing on the role of printed images in disseminating antiquarian and medical knowledge during the long 18th century. Giacomo is also a visual artist and he recently collaborated with novelist Victoria Thompson to explore the impact that imagination and art can have on archaeological research.

Lauren Gault is a Magheramourne and Glasgow based artist born in Belfast. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee in 2008. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Cithra, The Tetley, Leeds (2021), C I T H R A, Gasworks, London (2020); forgets in knots, Kantine, Brussels (2019), drye eyes, Grand Union, Birmingham, (England 2019), O-n, The Workbench, Milan (2019), present cOmpany, CCA Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland (2018)

Katherine Murphy is a Scottish independent curator and producer. For the past decade she’s worked with not-for-profit organisations, prominent artists, art institutions, museums, and international art festivals. With a background in contemporary philosophy and a passion for developing expanded forms of feminist practices through a process of unfolding. Her Unfolding project (2021) works closely with artists to manifest and realise feminist, independent projects, sustainable working practices. Galalith is the first collaborative Unfolding project with support from TBG+S and Creative Scotland.


The museological artefacts are provided courtesy of the UCD Classical Museum.

Galalith is funded by Temple Bar Gallery+Studios and Creative Scotland and supported by Gremolith Italia and Solar Energy, Applications Group @TCD Solar, Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin.