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Supporters Club Talk #12 | Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman

17 October 2017

Tuesday 17 October 2017 | 6.30pm
Studio 6
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The donation fee for non-Supporters Club members is €5

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.

In her quasi figurative paintings, Alison Pilkington seeks to explore the interaction between the 'intrinsic qualities' of paint as a material, and how they can be manipulated by the artist; utilising subject matter that has the ability to be both familiar and disorientating. Her recent exhibitions include Slippery and Amorphous - Contemporary Painting, curated by Wendy Saunders and Paula MacArthur, Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London (2016) and The Visitor - Curated by Adrian O Connell, The Engine Room, Belfast (2015).

Stephen Loughman utilises imagery usually sourced from commercial films. The act of freezing these images in painted form allows him to distil and re-edit them to form (as Hugo Hamilton has written) “a cross reference fictionalised somewhere in the past by culture and commerce”. Recent solo exhibitions include WI Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (2016); Volta NY solo presentation (2012) and 26th São Paulo Biennale (2004).

Alison Pilkington and Stephen Loughman are studio members at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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. Become a Supporter by signing up on our website at or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Once you have signed up, book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by emailing Muriel Foxton at or call 01 6710073. If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Muriel with your friend's name, email and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you on board!

Further Information

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