Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens | Art Book Launch


Date(s) - 25/11/2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm






Online Book Launch of Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens.
Wed, 25 November, 8-9pm
Hosted by the Moore Institute, NUI Galway and co-sponsored by Maynooth Geography and the Geographical Society of Ireland for ‘Geo-Week’

To register go to:….

We live in an earth facing ecological and climate crises, species extinctions, and global pandemics. How can we repair our collapsing environments? Learn from the creative practices of four artists working in southwest Ireland – Monica de Bath, Cathy Fitzgerald, Pauline O’Connell and Seoidín O’Sullivan – who ‘stay with the trouble’ and make ‘kin in lines of inventive connections’ (Haraway, 2016).

Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens includes artwork, exhibition vignettes, and essays with the artists in conversations with scholars Patrick Bresnihan, Nessa Cronin, Gerry Kearns and Karen E. Till. With introductions by Lucina Russell and Karen E. Till. The multi-media book launch will include images of artists’ works, readings and conversations by the contributors, followed by questions and answers from the public.

The book launch is part of the online Temple Bar Gallery Dublin Art Book Fair 2020, which embraces arts-practice publishing, artist-run culture and participatory events at the intersection of art and contemporary culture. The first launch takes place during GeoWeek 2020, which highlights the importance of geographical knowledge for understanding the world around us to address contemporary social, political and environmental issues.

A second launch will take place 5 December 2020, Saturday morning (time tbc) as part of Creative Rathangan Meithal’s ‘Layers 3’ event and include artist-scholar Christine Mackey as a guest commentator. Eventbrite registration available soon for ‘Layers 3’:

A limited number of hard-copy books are available for 8€ (plus postage) through the Temple Bar Dublin Art Book Fair:

Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens (2020), edited by Karen E. Till, design by Pure Designs. ISBN 978-0-9547955-3-5, 73 pp., with full colour images. A PDF of the book will also soon be available on Contact:

Generously funded by: Creative Ireland Kildare, Kildare County Council Arts Service, the Irish Research Council New Foundations STEAM grant, Maynooth University Department of Geography Research Incentive Fund.


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