Ireland at Venice 2022


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An artist’s book published by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios was launched at the opening of La Biennale in April 2022. Designed by Alex Synge / The First 47, this visual document and object augments O’Malley’s exhibition with new images and writings, including commissioned responsive texts by Brian Dillon, Lizzie Lloyd and Eimear McBride. The book also includes contributions from Niamh O'Malley and the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Curatorial Team, Clíodhna Shaffrey and Michael Hill.

Title: Gather | Niamh O'Malley
Publisher: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
ISBN: 978-1-3999-1875-6
Softcover | 192pp | 240 x 170 mm | English with Italian translation
Edition of 1000
Design: Alex Synge / The First 47
Typefaces: Ballinger Mono by Signal Type Foundry and Eklips by Letters from Sweden
Writers: Brian Dillon, Lizzie Lloyd, Eimear McBride
Contributors: Niamh O'Malley, Clíodhna Shaffrey, Michael Hill
Photography: Ros Kavanagh
Printer: die Keure
Translation: Aurelia Di Meo
Proofreading: Emma Dwyer
Proofreading (Italian): Lizzie Lloyd

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Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh
Photography by Ros Kavanagh

Brian Dillon is an Irish essayist and critic whose books include Suppose a Sentence, Essayism and In the Dark Room. His writing has appeared in such publications as Artforum, frieze, the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and Guardian. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London.

Lizzie Lloyd is a Bristol-based art-writer. She has contributed to numerous publications including Art Monthly, Art Review, and Journal of Contemporary Painting. Her writing has accompanied exhibitions with Workplace Gallery, Field Art Projects, New Art Projects, Foreground, and Exeter Phoenix among many others. She is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art / Art and Writing at University of the West of England and completed her doctoral thesis in 2019 at University of Bristol. She is currently working on a collaborative project with artist Katy Beinart called Acts of Transfer which is concerned with developing creative archives of socially engaged art practices.

Eimear McBride is the author of three novels: Strange Hotel, The Lesser Bohemians and A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. In 2017 she held the inaugural Creative Fellowship at the Beckett Research Centre, University of Reading which resulted in the performance work ‘Mouthpieces.’ Her first full length non-fiction work Something Out of Place: Women & Disgust was published in 2021. She is the recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Goldsmiths Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Irish Novel of the Year Award. She is from the west of Ireland and lives in London.

The publication is available for purchase here.

Stockists in Venice: Pavilion of Ireland, Arsenale and Giardini bookshops
Stockists in Dublin: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, The Library Project, Irish Design Shop, The Douglas Hyde Gallery