Talks + Events

Making Connections: Winter School

08 January - 29 January 2019

Tuesdays throughout January 2019 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Brighten up the dark evenings in January by joining us for our Making Connections Winter School. Every Tuesday, take part in an adult art workshop, facilitated by a different TBG+S studio artist each week. Learn about the art practices of the artists and engage with different materials and ways of making, while meeting new people or spending time with friends.

For free. For everybody.
All welcome, no previous experience required.
Refreshments and materials provided.
Please see details and booking links for individual workshops below.

Maria McKinney | Weaving and Bioinformatics

Tuesday 8 January 2019 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free event, book tickets here.

This workshop will make use of materials from the modern day farming environment. Using straw craft weaving techniques we will make an updated version of the corn dolly - a figurine thought to have been part of pagan worship in early societies. Our psychedelic effigy is intended for the age of bioinformatics and genetic engineering.

Maria McKinney works primarily in sculpture and installation. Her body of work Sire was included in the exhibition Somewhere in Between at the Wellcome Collection, London in 2018. 
In 2019, Sire will travel to the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading UK and she will produce a site-specific project with The Morning Boat on the island of Jersey.

Bassam Al-Sabah | Claymation Workshop

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free event, book tickets here.

This workshop will use plasticine, clay, and wire to create small scenes that embody ideas, feelings and tell stories. Once we have created the figures, set a scene around them and after building the scenes, we will use a free app to produce a short stop-motion clip.

Bassam Al-Sabah graduated from IADT’s BA Visual Art Practice in 2016, and was shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Awards, curated by Alice Maher. He was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award (2016), and the TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency (2018). He was listed by Gemma Tipton in the Irish Times as an artist to watch in 2017. Solo exhibitions have been held at Eight (2017) and Dublin City Council's The LAB Gallery (2018).

Alice Rekab | The line, the text, and the verse: art writing and mark making workshop

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free event, book tickets here.

In this workshop we will explore how artists work with writing and the voice. This workshop will introduce experimental writing, drawing and recording methods and how this can be made public. Participants will use their smartphones and the materials provided to make a unique sound based artwork and limited edition artists text.

Alice Rekab is a visual artist currently based in Dublin. Through investigations into mimetic, amateur, viral and regional methods of creative production she has developed a practice of film, performance and sculpture making. This practice forms part of an investigation into the possibilities, limits and possible exit points from the conventions of contemporary art. By exposing herself and her work to the contingencies of collaboration and specificities of place, her work seeks to catalyze its own innovation. Through the formation of relationships with other art-forms and practitioners working outside the orbit of the art world, she tests the capacity of her work to free itself from aesthetic and cultural enclosure and interrogate the origins of her own position through displacement and negotiation to produce new models of what art can be.

Alice recently completed a PhD with The Kingston School of Art in London. She holds a Masters Degree from Goldsmiths College and a BA in Fine Art and Art History from the National College of Art and Design Dublin (2009). Her exhibition history includes presentations at Copperfield Gallery, London, the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, Tate Liverpool and the Goethe Institut Dublin.

Her recent collaboration Broken Diorama was presented at Dublin Art Book Fair you can read more about this project here.

Sibyl Montague | Fast food sculpture

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free event, book tickets here.

Work on fast and experimental methods of casting, using everyday ubiquitous items from the supermarket. Working with a variety of techniques and tools, we will create accelerated, improvised artworks using food and plaster.

Sibyl Montague makes sculpture, video and installation. Her work is interested in objects and how they 'perform'. She often works with found material and assemblage, using organic (gelatine, liquids, food) and digital matter to build site specific works for exhibition.

Making Connections

Do you live or work in the Temple Bar area? Are you interested in talking about art, visiting exhibitions, meeting artists, or learning about art making? Would you like to meet other people who work or live in the area? Then join us at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for our FREE Making Connections Programme. These early morning, evening and weekend family events are for everyone – no previous experience required.

About Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Founded in 1983, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios supports 30 artists in studios and stages an innovative programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Further Information

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