Gallery Policy

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios produces five gallery exhibitions annually. These exhibitions focus on expanded forms of artmaking and strive to support exhibiting artists taking risks in developing new work. Artists are invited by the Director and Programme Curator to exhibit and while TBG+S do not take unsolicited proposals, we are very interested in engaging with visual artists in Ireland and elsewhere, and undertaking studio visits to research and develop the programme.

TBG+S is committed to working with artists who are at pivotal points in their career and who demonstrate a coherent contemporary artistic practice. 

TBG+S is interested in working with artists to develop new work, where resources are available, and, in collaborating with partner venues on production of new work and touring exhibitions.

TBG+S is interested in working with Irish and international artists. While there is an emphasis on solo exhibitions, TBG+S also commissions and curates group exhibitions.

TBG+S enjoys working with guest international and Irish curators who have international connections, and annually invites a curator to expand our reach internationally.

The Gallery programme is managed by the Programme Curator, who is responsible for curating and producing exhibitions. A curatorial panel plays a significant advisory and non-programmatic role. The members of the curatorial panel include both studio artists’ members and board members with curatorial expertise, the Director and Programme Curator. 

Current Panel members are – Alison Pilkington (Studio Member), Stephen Dunne (Studio Member), Karen Downey (Independent curator and project manager and member of TBG+S’ Board), Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director), Mary Cremin (Programme Curator).

Ultimate authority and decision making on all aspects of the programme resides with the Director.


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 and undertaking studio visits. 

Artists interested in working with TBG+S are encouraged to apply to the annual Open Calls for new studio members. For information on studios at TBG+S and how to apply, please click here.

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