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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery in Dublin City Centre.

A centre for creativity in the capital, we provide a place for artists to thrive and ways for people to experience contemporary art. For free. For everybody.

Founded in 1983 - by artists, for artists.

Talks @ TBG+S Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery in Dublin City Centre.

A centre for creativity in the capital, we provide a place for artists to thrive and ways for people to experience contemporary art. For free. For everybody.

Founded in 1983 - by artists, for artists.

    Mairead O’hEocha in conversation with Nigel Monaghan

    Mairead O’hEocha in conversation with Nigel Monaghan

    The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History (or ‘Dead Zoo’) has been a major source of inspiration for Mairead O’hEocha in her solo exhibition Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes. O’hEocha recently spoke with Nigel Monaghan, Keeper of the Museum, about some of the fascinating historic stories and collections the museum holds, as well as its contemporary relevance to the study of the natural world.

    Nigel Monaghan is Keeper of the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History, Dublin, and is responsible for the national collections in the fields of zoology and geology.

    Mairead O’hEocha’s work has been represented in several acclaimed solo exhibitions including The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015 and 2011); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2011), and mother’s tankstation, Dublin | London (2018, 2016, 2012, 2008). O’hEocha’s paintings have been represented in a number of important group exhibitions and publications that have explored contemporary painting practices, including Slow Painting (curated by Gilly Fox and Martin Herbert), Hayward Gallery Touring Programme, UK (2019-2020), A Painter’s Doubt, Salzberger Kunstverein (2017), and Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting (published by Phaidon, 2016).

    • 24 min
    Publication Scaffold Podcast

    Publication Scaffold Podcast

    Publication Scaffold is a series of events, performances, installations, and discussions, curated by artists Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch, and curator Jo Melvin, as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2019 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

    Publication Scaffold finds practical and metaphorical ways of envisaging the process of publishing. It points to books not solely as objects, but as conversation and encounter, as discursive notions surrounding their own existence, leading to new ways of thinking about the portable, malleable exhibition format as a publication itself. The podcast, which includes excerpts from the talks and performances, is presented, and produced by artist Michael Holly.

    Podcast contributors: Gareth Bell-Jones, Elisabetta Benassi, Adam Chodzko, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Wayne Daly, Emanuele De Donno & Viaindustriae, Ramon Kassam, Jo Melvin, Vukašin Nedeljkovic of Asylum Archive, Renata Pękowska, Cesare Pietroiusti, Juan Sandoval, Dan Starling. John Carson and Conor Kelly’s artwork, Evening Echoes, is represented, reprising its first exhibition at TBG+S in 1995.

    For full details of the participants and contributors visit https://www.templebargallery.com/content/files/Publication-Scaffold-programme-final.pdf

    Publication Scaffold at Dublin Art Book Fair 2019 was made possible by an Arts Council Arts Grant, along with support from the Artist Residency Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick, and Mahler & Lewitt Studios, Spoleto.

    • 38 min
    Supporters Club Talk #12 | Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman

    Supporters Club Talk #12 | Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman

    Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman will converse around themes of contemporary painting and their own painting practices.

    In this two-way conversation, these two distinct and vital contemporary Irish painters explore ideas from the uncanny to the subject of imagery and the various influences on their art, from commercial film to art history.

    Supporters Club Talks present a strong line-up of guest speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas’. Places for this talk are reserved for TBG+S Supporters Club members.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Artist/Curator Talk: Otobong Nkanga in conversation with Caroline Hancock

    Artist/Curator Talk: Otobong Nkanga in conversation with Caroline Hancock

    Otobong Nkanga in conversation with the exhibition curator Caroline Hancock, on the occasion of her solo exhibition "The Breath from Fertile Grounds". This event provides a unique opportunity to hear Otobong talk about her work, and Caroline discuss their dialogue and exchange of ideas in the run up to the exhibition, and her curatorial framing for the same.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Supporters Club Talk #11: Oliver Dowling in conversation with TBG+S Director Clíodhna Shaffrey

    Supporters Club Talk #11: Oliver Dowling in conversation with TBG+S Director Clíodhna Shaffrey

    Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present curator Oliver Dowling in the eleventh talk in this series.

    Oliver Dowling is an independent curator with extensive experience, understanding and knowledge of the Irish visual arts scene. His career, spans from the late 1960’s to the present day. This conversation offers a unique occasion for audiences to hear from one of Ireland’s great art figures. Oliver’s unique experiences range from ROSC, to establishing his own gallery (The Oliver Dowling Gallery, 1971-1995), as Exhibitions Officer for the Arts Council of Ireland in the late 1960’s and again, as Visual Arts Officer in the late 1990’s to 2006, and as a co-founder of Dublin Contemporary, 2011. This conversation covering a particular and dynamic timespan in the history of contemporary art in Ireland, and involving range of incredible artists, moments and events, makes his personal insights and recollections precious.

    • 59 min
    A Reading with Gavin Corbett and Claire-Louise Bennett to Celebrate TBG+S Writing Programme

    A Reading with Gavin Corbett and Claire-Louise Bennett to Celebrate TBG+S Writing Programme

    Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is delighted to present a reading by Gavin Corbett and Claire-Louise Bennett. The writers will be introduced by Susan Tomaselli, founder and editor of gorse journal.

    These two outstanding writers have been commissioned by TBG+S in an experimental programme that aims to support different kinds of writing about art. Gavin Corbett is TBG+S’ third commissioned writer. Claire-Louise Bennett was the commissioned writer in 2016 and Sara Baume in 2015. For this programme, writers are invited to write short pieces - taking their own tack, fictional or otherwise - in response to the five gallery exhibitions that take place over the course of a year. The writings are published on our website and available in our gallery.

    Claire-Louise Bennett and Gavin Corbett are writers of immense talent. They are part of a new generation of Irish writers gaining international recognition for the new-found vitality of their writing - pushing boundaries in contemporary, experimental fiction. Claire-Louise Bennett has been praised for her ambitious, imaginative and innovative prose. Jial Tolento of the New Yorker praised her debut Pond, calling it ‘a work of fiction that will make you feel pleasantly insane’. Matthew Adams, of the Guardian, called Gavin Corbett ‘one of the most inventive and beguiling writers of contemporary fiction’. The Irish Times, in praise of his latest novel, Green Glowing Skull, called it ‘a blizzard of imaginative energy… prose sings on every page - while it slips its strangeness in.’

    • 1 hr 9 min

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