The theme of ‘Generation’, meaning both a period of thirty years and the act of production, marks the milestone of our 30 Year Anniversary. Temple Bar Gallery + Studios has always been a place where new ideas are generated, and in 2013, our exhibition programme will reflect this more strongly than ever.
This year, we will work with a range of Irish and international artists and curators at different stages of their careers. We will present exhibitions that will re-imagine the role of the gallery, switching it from a space for dissemination and back to a space for production and skill sharing, as it was prior to the redevelopment of the building. Our 30 Year Anniversary exhibition will be a chance to look back on the stories, people, and art works that have defined the last 30 years TBG+S. We are also continuing with our policy of commissioning new work by Irish artists, supporting artists careers and enabling them to make work to be situated specifically in this corner of the world at this moment in time.
TBG+S invites wider engagement with the ideas presented by artists in the programme, through our popular series of free talks and events. This year these will include artists and curator talks, screenings, workshops and more. As always, there will be plenty of ways to get involved with what is happening at TBG+S so we look forward to welcoming you in 2013.
The gallery is programmed with the assistance of a Curatorial advisory panel made up of artist and board members elected by the TBG+S artist membership. Each panel is elected for a term of one year. The panel members for the year 2013/14 are Robert Armstong, David Beattie, Karen Downey and Jim Ricks.
TBG+S would like to gratefully acknowledge the work of the 2012/13 curatorial panel, whose members were Robert Armstrong, James Merrigan, Isobel Harbison and Paul McAree.