In 2015/16 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios has invited a range of artists, curators and cultural producers to create work, which engages with the context and surroundings of the institution, as well as the structure of the building itself, and the artistic and creative activities which take place here. The exhibition programme will also focus on production through the commissioning of new work. A thematic concept ‘expanding the space’ underpins this curatorial vision.
In addition to an extensive programme of related talks and events, such as, screenings and workshops, the exhibitions will be bound together by a new project which invites author, Sara Baume to produce a written response to each of the exhibitions in the programme. The resulting work, conceived as a series, will be available in print in the gallery and online, and will be broadcast in five installments on RTE 1’s Arena arts programme.
Within the thematic, ‘expanding the space, we also look forward to working with a design team to start a feasibility study into how we might reconfigure aspects of the atrium space and how we might make our building more publicly friendly.
The programme of exhibitions has been conceived and developed by Rayne Booth, Programme Curator. A curatorial advisor panel acts as a discursive forum and plays a supportive role. The panel members for the year 2015/16 are Karen Downey, Mark O'Kelly and Jim Ricks. TBG+S would lik eto gratefully acknowledge their support and input.
TBG+S is a curated space. Artists should note that while we do not accept unsolicited applications for exhibition, we are always interested in developments in contemporary visual culture. If you would like to bring your work to our attention, please submit web links or CD images of recent, high-quality art work spanning a minimum of three years of art production. Please do not include any original material as unfortunately, we will be unable to return it with or without a Stamped Addressed Envelope. Acceptance of any visual material in no way implies a commitment to exhibition or other commitment. Please note, due to limited resources, your submission will go unacknowledged, although we will keep it on file for the duration of the curatorial panel.