Word of Art Essays available for download
Added Sat, Jul 16th 2011, 13:11
We are happy to present the best essays in our compilation Word-of-ART Booklet.
Please feel free to download (1,4mb PDF) the booklet Word of Art here.
It was interesting and inspiring to read all the essays entered to our Word of Art competition. We hope this will encourage continuous observation and we believe the act of writing itself acts as an editor, to evolve your idea and share it. To this end we are inviting you to write an essay any time on your own subject and submit it to our website. We will aim to have best essays published in national media and contribute to the public debate on Irish art and cultural practice.
All the essays in the current list are interesting with close observation of the “condition of art”, it’s relevance, one’s own experience. An artist may have a different view of galleries, based on their experience, seeing them as not much more than retail outlets. An academic or poor wee art critic may want something else to chew on, like, is it up to what has been happening in New York 20 years ago.
It is interesting how art can have a universal connection from Imola Feldbergs insightful observations in South Africa, or Jan Erik Rekdals observations from memory, to Aurelie Montfrond or Darren Caffrey or Joe Nihilistic experience as artists. Again thank you for all your essays and please let’s keep the conversation going!
Millrace Gallery is proud to announce the final winners of the competition:
1st prize goes to Tony Suttle - 'Dictionary of Living Irish Artists' by Robert O'Byrne.
2nd prize goes to Jan Erik Rekdal - Subscription to Irish Arts Review
3rd prize goes to Valerie McHugh – original print Gerard McGourty.
Congratulations to all participants! Let’s keep the conversation going – if you would like to add anything to the debate on Irish art and galleries, please email us with a 500-word long essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Word-of-ART competition was kindly supported by Ros Drinkwater (Sunday Business Post), Irish Arts Review, Centre for Creative Practices, Dun Laoghaire Gazette, Newstalk, Sol Art Gallery.
All images: courtesy of Gerard McGourty / Millrace Gallery