Talks + Events
Saturday 18 May 2019 | 12pm - 2pm
Location: TBG+S Studios and Atrium, meet in the groundfloor Atrium.
Free admission, booking not required.
For Bealtaine Festival at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, artists Aleana Egan and Celina Muldoon will warmly open their studio doors for the public. Drop in to visit the artists in their studios and chat with them about their work. We will have a tea + coffee station in the atrium where you can enjoy a refreshment and from here staff will guide you to the artists studios.
Aleana Egan currently holds a Membership Studio (2018 - 2021) at TBG+S and is an exhibiting artist in our exhibition staring forms. Celina Muldoon currently holds a Project Studio (2019-2020) at TBG+S.
Working in a range of sculptural materials and forms Aleana Egan’s practice is often a response to experience of the material world, images, literary descriptions and to the sphere of human interaction. Imagining shapes as traces and memories, Egan develops her work as an emotional record of this built world. It is often the gaps and impressions of architecture that Egan focuses on rather than the whole and as a result we are only offered glances: the sculptures attempting to capture something of a shadowy form before words, a record of a first and initial response before complete understanding.
Celina Muldoon’s site and context-responsive live performances incorporate costumes, props and sound. Regularly collaborating with groups of performers, audience participation and interaction are key components of each work. Muldoon investigates the relationships between socio-political structures and the body using the themes of identity and memory, including the representation of bodies for political agency. She realises these, at times, uneasy topics with satire and humour, often using science-fiction or mythological narratives. Muldoon was a recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award and Artist in the Community Scheme in 2017. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Live Collision, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2018), Galway Fringe Festival, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (both 2017).
Bealtaine @ Temple Bar brings the nationwide Bealtaine Festival to the heart of cultural institutions in Temple Bar on 18th May. Events will take place in venues throughout Dublin's cultural quarter from 10.30 - 4pm, and we invite you to be our guest with a tea party to end the day in Crampton Square at 4pm. The Bealtaine Festival is an Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, funded by the Arts Council and takes place nationwide throughout the month of May. For more information visit bealtaine.ie