About Us

Create, Exhibit, Engage

At Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), we place the artist at the heart of everything we do. TBG+S works to support professional visual artists and to connect as many people as possible, with the engaging dynamic of art.

We do this by providing affordable studio space to over 40 artists annually and through our vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. The building is home to 30 artists’ studios that provide artists with a warm and spacious working environment and allows them to be located within a creative community in the city. The gallery features art work by the most compelling Irish and International artists in five exhibitions annually. 

At TBG+S, all of our programmes are free and accessible to everyone with a curiosity about visual art.  The Talks + Events series includes studio and gallery tours, lectures, critical discussions and film screenings for audiences. Our  Education programme works with young people, families and schools in Dublin city.

Background

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is a gallery and artists’ studios complex located in the heart of Dublin and the Temple Bar cultural quarter.  It is one of the first DIY artist initiatives in Ireland started by a group of artists and administrators in 1983. In the 1980’s, TBG+S was instrumental in establishing Temple Bar’s reputation as a place for cultural activities in Dublin and led to its regeneration as Dublin’s Cultural Quarter in the early 1990’s.

TBG+S is funded through annual funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. Dublin City Council is also a funder of TBG+S and the main corporate sponsor is Mason Hayes & Curran.