Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is a unique artists- studios’ organisation and gallery in Dublin city centre. We focus on contemporary art and have a national importance indeveloping the visual arts in Ireland. Through our 30 artists’ studios and our gallery programme, we facilitate and support professional artists to make new art work. We also offer a full programme of talks, events and education activities around our artists’ studios and gallery that engages our visitors and communities with artists and art-making.Our gallery programme is currently devised by a Curatorial Panel elected by the artist members of TBG+S. The curators of the 2012/2013 gallery programme are Robert Armstrong (Artist, Rayne Booth (TBG+S), Isobel Harbison (Independent Curator), James Merrigan (Artist and Art Critic) Paul McAree (Artist and TBG+S Curator- in-residence) .
Jan 2011 – Jan 2012 Artists’ StudiosRuth E. Lyons on the VISIT Artists Open Studios Day.
Organisational funding Overview TBG+S The Arts Council Sponsorships/rental Dublin City Council Studio Rents s
Studios structure: Members (3 years)Annual Application: Deadline end of March Lifelong Associate Studiowww,templebargallery.com members members members (10) (I year) Graduate studio (6 months)
Darren Barrett, Project studio 2011-2012Darren Barrett, Project studio 2011-2012
Robert Armstrong, Founder memberRobert Armstrong, Founder member
Niamh O’Malley, Three year member + extension 2009- 2012Niamh O’Malley, Three year member + extension 2009- 2012
Niall De BuitlearAssociate member 2010 – 20111Member 2011- 2014
Damien Flood, Associate member 2010, Member 2011-2014Damien Flood, Associate member 2010, Member 2011-2014
Open Studios Activities Studio Exhibition for Culture nightVISIT 2011 was an open invitation to the public to come see howartists work, to explore artistic methodologies and to have aglimpse into the creative processes that culminate in the artworksoften shown in galleries, museums, art centers, artist led spacesand various venues. Free ink life drawing workshop with Oisín Byrne for VISIT 2011
How to Apply for a studio at TBG+S● Guidelines● Application form ● Criteria ● Professional practicing visual artists ● Quality of Work - interesting, original, demonstrates fresh ideas and novel artistic thinking and is relevant to the contemporary visual culture. ● Recent Work and Activity ● Quality of Proposal ● Expressed and Perceived need ● Well expressed, clear and concise written sections ● description of your art practice ● proposed use of the studio ● specific goal or project you may be working towards ● Reasons why occupancy of subsidised studio space at TBG&S is important to development of your work● Supporting material – clear and well presented ● Images ● Links to video ● CV ● Catalogues ● Reviews
Selection Panel● 1 TBG+S Board member● 2 external members (professional visual artist, curator, critic)● 2 TBG+S staff membersTips● Do not assume that any of these people have prior knowledge of your work● Make your application easy and appealing to navigate and read● Be straightforward● Apply again!● And studio visits
Recent Exhibition and activities Offline curated by Rayne Booth, brought together 5 artists whose work reflects the documentation and consumption of reality and how it is intrinsically linked with and conducted via online platforms. It featured work by Aleksandra Domanović, Joel Holmberg, Parker Ito, Eilis McDonald, Jonathan Rafman. April/ May 2011
Martin Healy – The Inhabitant curated by Mary CreminThe Inhabitant, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Martin Healy comprises two of Healys most recentfilm works Fugue (2011) and Last Man (2011). Healys work encompasses film, video, andphotography and the subject matter references popular culture, science fiction and film. Sept/Oct2011
Versions and Diversions - curated by Karen DowneyVersions and Diversions comprised of work by Maurizio Anzeri, Ruth Claxton and Mariana Mauricio. These artistshave developed an experimental approach to working with found photographs, intervening in the image at surfaceand compositional levels through a range of processes, from cutting and placing, to stitching and tearing. July/Aug2011
Conquested - curated by Aoife TunneyConquested featured work by Culturstruction, Aoife Desmond, Karl Burke, Carl Giffney andDenis McNulty. The exhibition focussed on architecture and how we experience it in cities.It was held across three venues; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, The Paper Store , awarehouse in the Docklands area of Dublin and Unit 3 Spencer Dock, Dublin. Oct/Nov2011
Liam O’Callaghan - Bit Symphony curated by Rayne BoothLiam O’Callaghans Bit Symphony is an audio-visual installation consisting of anassemblage of turntables, amplifiers and speakers, reconfigured and manipulated so as toautonomously perform a complex musical composition of looping records. Dec/Jan2011/12
Dublin Art Book Fair, 2nd – 4th Dec 2011 The Dublin Art Book Fair was a project that aimed to publicise and distribute art books and publications in Dublin. Over the first weekend in December, the gallery at TBG+S, became a market fair at which over 20 publishers from Ireland and abroad specialising in art books were represented.
30 + Participatory Events inclusive ofscreenings, talks, workshops and live events Aoife Tunney curated an artists’ talk between Annika Strom and Delcan Clarke about her work From the community hall. Feb 2011
Luke Fowler -Pilgrimage From Scattered PointsPictured are 3rd Class - Griffith Barracks, Educate Together School at the Children’sScratch Orchestra and Live performance. March 2011.
Summer Lightning II – curated by Rayne Booth and Darren McCreesh Summer Lightning was a hugely successful fundraiser featuring musical acts such as the Twinkranes, Cian Nugent, Great Lakes Mystery, Angkorwat, Magic Pockets and Skinny Wolves DJs, and visual artworks by Alan Butler and Eilis O Connell. July 2011
Versions and Diversions – collage workshopThis workshop was for the active retired, creating collageusing old photographs, facilitated by Ida Mitrani. Aug2011
Public talk: Concentration City, as part of Conquested exhibitionInvestigating the Ballardian concept of the psychological effects of urban landscape onthe individual with relation to Dublin, by combining the thoughts of artists, architectsand UCD professors, this talk curated by Aoife Tunney was part of the Conquestedexhibition.
New CommissionsMaster of the Universe by TBG+S studio artist Seamus Nolan. During the run of theMade in Temple Bar Festival, a 20 foot temporary inflatable monument to Aidan Walshewas installed on the roof of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. July 2012.
EU Commission – “Paths Crossing” Damir Ocko production residencyCroatian artist Damir Ocko spent 3 months at TBG+S on a production residency creatinga new film work involving Dublin performers, crew and locations. The finished work will beexhibited in Italy in 2012. Oct-Jan 2011/12
Talks and events● http://www.templebargallery. com/education