Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Gather, a film by Jenny Brady

In Gather, filmmaker Jenny Brady impressionistically documents Niamh O’Malley’s working processes as she prepares an exhibition for the Irish Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

A fragmentary study in video and sound, Gather shares the title of O’Malley’s exhibition, and is guided by her unique approach to material and matter. Brady’s film combines workplace field recordings with artificially manipulated sounds, and static shots give way to handheld camera movement. 

Commissioned by Ireland at Venice 2022, Brady’s Gather reveals the singularity of O’Malley’s process and offers another frame through which to view the work. 

Watch the film here.

Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker based in Dublin, exploring ideas around speech, translation, and communication. Her films have been presented at LUX, the New York Film Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, MUBI, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, EMAF, Videonale, BFI London Film Festival, Images Festival, the Irish Film Institute, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, TENTEVA International, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Arts Centre, The Whitechapel gallery, and Tate Liverpool. Her works are distributed by LUX, and she is a studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin.

Niamh O’Malley was born in Co. Mayo, and lives in Dublin, Ireland. She has made numerous major exhibitions in recent years including The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Bluecoat, Liverpool; RHA, Dublin; Lismore Castle Arts; Grazer Kunstverein.

Ireland at Venice 2022, the national representation of Ireland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presents Gather by artist Niamh O’Malley, curated by the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Curatorial Team.

Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.