Young Art Writers Workshop with Lily Cahill

14 — 28 November 2023, 6pm - 7.30pm

A two-part art writing workshop led by writer and facilitator Lily Cahill in response to The Magic Circle by Atoosa Pour Hosseini.

Tuesday 14 + 28 November, 6pm - 7.30pm

The first session 14 November has been rescheduled to 21 November.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Please note there are a very limited number of spaces for this workshop and so we ask that participants are fully committed to attending both sessions.

Young Art Writers is designed for anyone age 18 – 25 with an interest in art and writing, or who would like to be introduced to this area. Over two sessions participants will discuss and experiment with writing in relation to the current gallery exhibition The Magic Circle by Atoosa Pour Hosseini, led by Lily Cahill.

Young Art Writers is an ongoing gallery-based workshop series at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. It explores different aspects of writing in relation to visual art through workshops led by writers, artists and curators with a writing practice. The workshops adopt a shared learning and explorative approach as opposed to taught or critique-based sessions. No experience is necessary and all levels of writing ability are welcome.

The Magic Circle fuses illusion with reality through the media of film, video installation, sculpture, and performance. The exhibition includes a film of the same name which portrays a sorceress enacting rituals associated with conjuring and magic. Pour Hosseini works with 8mm and 16mm film as well as digital processes in moving image to explore layers of space and timelessness. The combination of these technical devices with rich symbolic archetypes creates a cinematic encounter of memory and perception.

Produced in collaboration with composer Olesya Zdorovetska and performer Yasaman Pishvaei, The Magic Circle explores the prevalence of witchcraft, its punishment and expulsion, aligning with the growth of misogynistic ideologies over many centuries

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.

Event location information: This event will take place in the gallery where the exhibition is installed. You can enter the street-facing gallery up until 6pm. Please ring office doorbell at side entrance if you arrive after this time. There will be a bench and cushions for seating, and participants will set up in an informal circle in the gallery space. There will be dim lighting, supplemental lamp lighting and a film will run, audio muted.

Image description: A group of young people are seated at a table in an art gallery. Each person has a piece of paper or notebook and an assortment of pens in front of them and each is referencing imagery on their phones. The person in the immediate foreground to the left of the image, is writing down lines in a notebook.