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Upcoming exhibitions at NGG (No Grants Gallery)

Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to present our next two exciting art exhibitions taking place at the No Grants Gallery at the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

The first is an exhibition of printmaking from artist Ella Bertilsson which will run until the end of August.  This will be followed by the return of our creative writing exhibition titled The Illustrated Word.  Curated by NGG Curator Carol Eakins this promises to be even more popular second time round!

15th – 29th August

“B-Side” by Ella Bertilsson

Ella Bertilsson was born in Umeå, north of Sweden, but has lived in Dublin for the last five years. She has just completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin.
Her art practice is essentially autobiographical and incorporates ideas around memories, stories and characters from her hometown. Ella uses printmaking as a way to create a layered narrative using different media in singular images. This media includes stop-motion animation, photography, digital print, video and model making.
Ella’s work is inspired by lyrics of songs, which compel her to physically engage with the words by creating a body of sketches. From these sketches Ella teases out patterns that she feels interweave with her own life experience. The artist then navigates her way through different processes and experiments with various materials in order to refine the aesthetic that communicates the idea with the viewer.

1st – 15th September

Illustrated Word Exhibition

Our Creative Writing Exhibition is back by popular demand The Illustrated Word Exhibition is a celebration of verbal, visual and performance art showcasing the written word with an artistic eye and the spoken tongue bringing the whole exhibition to life. The exhibition includes all forms of writing such as poetry, book extracts and lyrics, with a range of works from both established and up-coming writers. The exhibition will be launched at an open mic session at NGG on the 2nd September from 6-8pm.  This evening will includea selection of live performances  from writers and performers giving the exhibition a voice.

If you are interested in exhibiting at NGG please contact Gallery Curator, Carol Eakins at ngg@templebar.ie or phone 01 677 2255.