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TBG+S Programme Launch for 2012/2013
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios launches its new programme for 2012/ 2013
This morning (Thursday 3rd May 2012) at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S), Ms. Orlaith McBride, Director of The Arts Council officially launched the organisation’s artistic programme for 2012/13. Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, situated in the heart of the capital’s cultural quarter, has been a front runner in contemporary visual art for almost thirty years, consistently presenting challenging and exciting artistic programmes and this year is no exception. Admission is free to the gallery and to talks and events at TBG+S.
Following a successful re-launch in 2011, TBG+S is planning a colourful, vibrant and engaging season of exhibitions in its contemporary art gallery, complimented by a full programme of events that include lunchtime 'bite-sized' exhibitions’ tours, studio talks, screenings, workshops, schools visits and more. All of this, as well as TBG+S’s plans for artistic residencies in 2012/13 were unveiled this morning to a significant gathering from the arts and business communities and some of the exhibiting artists and curators.
Barbara Knezevic (AUS), studio artist, presented her new, site-specific sculptural installation for the TBG+S building, Re-charging Device
Speaking at the launch, Orlaith McBride said: 'the most important thing for any arts organisation is that any claim it makes to have an artist-centred 'ethos'' be genuine. It cannot remain a mere aspiration. Policy must be translated into practice. It must be active in the life of the organisation. It must be reflected in the everyday dynamics of what it does. Thankfully, this ethos is clearly at work within TBG&S.
You can see it in the fluid relationship that exists between studio artists and gallery space. And you can see it, too, in the exhibition programme for this coming year. The concern for the centrality of the artist is apparent. Not in a formal, or naively self-conscious manner. Instead, it allows us to see the robust, interrogative approach artists take towards their own practice. It reveals to us how each artist engages - critically and aesthetically - with the unique social and cultural context in which they move, and from which they draw inspiration'.
To download the full programme launch press release click the link below.
To download the programme brochure as a PDF click here