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.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Board Members:

Niall M. Kelly:  Chairperson
Niall is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of The Irish Tax Institute (with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork; while this year completing an MBA with an emphasis on the Corporate ‘giving’ arena.)

During his career to date Niall has worked in Finance roles with organisations such as Arthur Andersen (in Ireland and in the U.K), Kerry Group plc., eircom plc., Vodafone Ireland Ltd., and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he has spent four/five years with each organisation, in areas such as, Financial compliance and control; Financial analysis; Treasury and Cash Flow management; Governance, Company secretarial; Budgeting, Forecasting and Strategic financial planning.   

Term of Office:    Appointed September 2013; Appointed Chair 2014- 2016

Kevin Cosgrove:
Kevin Cosgrove is an artists’ member. Working in oil paint, Kevin makes representational paintings that reflect his interest in traditions of practical know-how and the exchange of non-written forms of logic. Kevin has exhibited nationally and at a number of international art fairs such as Frieze London, Liste Basel and Art Basel Hong Kong. His work was included in UBS Art Collections’ exhibition Don’t Shoot The Painter in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan in 2015. His paintings also feature in recent survey publication ‘A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today’. In 2010 he was selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition. He is represented by Mother’s Tankstation.
Term of Office: Appointed February 2016

Michael Boran
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 principals. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally including Science Gallery, TCD. Kunstverein Bamberg Germany and TBG+S. He is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin. Michael teaches photography at Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.
Term of Office:

Martin Mackin
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:
Karen Downey is Senior Curator at Belfast Exposed with responsibility for the exhibition and publication programmes. Recent exhibition highlights at Belfast Exposed include Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography (2013) in partnership with The Mac, and solo exhibitions by Allan Sekula and Hans-Peter Feldmann. Karen also works as an independent curator. In 2012 she was Lead Curator and Editor for Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of Supporting the Arts (Arts Council Ireland) and in 2009 she curated Northern Ireland’s presentation at the 53rd Venice Biennale with a solo exhibition by Susan MacWilliam.
Term of Office: Appointed November 2011

Neil O’Herlihy:
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 Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies, Masters of Management Science and MBA degrees from University College Dublin. 
Term of Office:  Appointed 2013

Paul Robinson: Arthur Cox, M&A lawyer and partner
Paul 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

TBG+S Renumeration Packages:
TBG+S_Renumeration_Packages.pdf

Articles of Association:
TempleBarGallery+Studios_Articles_of_Association.pdf

Audited Accounts YE March 2016:
TBG+S Audited Accounts YE March 2016