Our Board

Company Structure

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is a registered charity CHY12031 and a company limited by guarantee and owned by the artist membership.  We are one of the registered bodies approved by the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief on donations of €250 or above. There is a Board of nine members with four artist members and five external persons with expertise in a variety of fields of profession.

We comply with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. We reviewed our organisation's compliance with the principles in the Code in May 2016. We based this review on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. Our review sets out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies need to be addressed.

Board Members

Niall M. Kelly (Chairperson) is a Fellow of ‘Chartered Accountants Ireland’ (FCA) and an Associate of ‘The Irish Tax Institute’ (CTA / AITI). Niall currently works as a self-employed Chartered Accountant, and is a member of ‘Chartered Accountants Interim Managers’, which provides ‘specialist resourcing’.

Niall has twenty-five years’ successful experience across a broad range of businesses, in varied sectors, such as, education, ‘not for profit’, healthcare, consultancy, private practice, sales & marketing, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, food, energy efficiency. (Organisations such as Arthur Andersen (in Ireland and in the U.K), Kerry Group plc., eircom plc., Vodafone Ireland Ltd., The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, etc.)

With specialities, such as, inter alia, Strategic Financial Planning, Financial Control, Compliance, Treasury (and Cash Flow Management), Governance, Company Secretarial, Budgeting / Forecasting, and Financial Analysis.

(With a Bachelor of Commerce from UCC; an MBA from the University of Wales/Trinity St. David, (ibat) with a Research Thesis emphasis on the Corporate/Community Partnership Relationships. Niall, inter alia, has postgraduate degrees in ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ with The Ryan Academy (DCU), and a postgraduate degree in ‘Business in Digital Startups’.)
Term of Office: Appointed September 2013 - Appointed Chair 2014-2016

Martin Mackin is a Director and founder partner of Q4 Public Relations. Acknowledged as one of Ireland’s leading communications campaign strategists, Martin works with a wide range of public and private sector clients. An integral part of Martin’s work with his clients is ongoing strategic counsel and issues management.
Term of Office: Appointed May 2014

Karen Downey is an independent arts consultant. In 2015/16 she was project manager for ART: 2016, the Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016. She worked as curator at Belfast Exposed between 2000 and 2015 and curated Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography at Belfast Exposed and The MAC in 2013. In 2009 she curated Northern Ireland’s presentation at the 53rd Venice Art Biennale, and in 2012 she was lead curator and editor for Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of Supporting the Arts.
Term of Office: Appointed November 2011

Neil O’Herlihy is Director of Strategy and Sales Operations for Google. Before joining Google in 2008, Neil worked as Head of Strategy for Mercer’s benefits outsourcing business in Europe. Prior to that he was a strategy consultant for Prospectus Strategy Consultants and then Digital Channel Partners. He started his career implementing banking software in countries such as Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies, Masters of Management Science and MBA degrees from University College Dublin.
Term of Office: Appointed 2013

Paul Robinson is a partner in Arthur Cox’s Corporate and M&A Group and has extensive experience advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, emerging & growth companies, private equity, corporate reorganisations and general commercial agreements. Paul has lectured and tutored in the area of business law at the Law Society and is a member of the Law Society Business Law Committee.
Term of Office: Appointed October 2013

Michael Boran is a founding member at TBG+S. He works with photography and digital imaging making print works, installations and projections. His work is rooted in observation and attempts to examine the familiar in images which suggest an experimental laboratory of the everyday, presenting a map of a journey which moves from the specific to underlying principles. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally including the Science Gallery, TCD; Kunstverein Bamberg, Germany and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. He is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. Michael teaches photography at Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.
Term of Office:

Isabel Nolan writes, makes sculpture, textiles, paintings and works on paper. In unison these works give form to a quasi-scholarly inquiry into the fundamental question of how the world is made meaningful. Recent exhibitions/commissions include solos at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2016); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto (2016), Launchpad Art, New York (2015) and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2015). Nolan represented Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale in a group exhibition. Nolan is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna.
Term of Office: Appointed November 2016

Alison Pilkington makes quasi-figurative paintings. Her practice explores the idea of the psychological self and how this might be manifested through painting. Recent exhibitions include ‘Slippery and Amorphous - Contemporary Painting’, Marylebone Crypt Gallery, London (2016); ‘The Visitor’, The Engine Room, Belfast (2015); ‘U-Turn’, Library Project, Dublin (2015); ‘Autocatalyctic Future Games’, No Format Gallery, London (2015) and ‘@paintBritian’, Ipswich Art School, Ipswich (2014/2015). Alison Pilkington lectures in Painting at IADT Dun Laoghaire, Board Member of The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. She is Co-Editor of ‘The Fold’ publication with Cora Cummins.
Term of Office: Appointed November 2016

Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing, moving image and the investigation of speculative and theoretical fictions. Works are produced in a spontaneous manner and attempt to draw upon the unconscious as a source material. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Luminous’ at NAG, Dublin (2015); ‘Poached Eyes on Ghost & Corpse of Milk’, Fumbally Exchange, Dublin (2015); ‘Subliminal Anarchy’, Pallas Projects (2014) and a series of solo shows at Rise in Berlin: ‘The Phantom Limb’ (2011); ‘Schizo Epiphanies’ (2009) and ‘De Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)’ (2008). 
Term of Office: Appointed November 2016

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