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New artist studio members

09 August 2012


Temple Bar Gallery and Studios(TBG+S) is pleased to announce ten new studio member artists for the year 2012/13. The new member artists were awarded their studios following an open submission application process, which took place in May 2012.

In total, six Membership Studios for a three-year period were awarded to seven artists Kevin Cosgrove, Mark O’Kelly, Barbara Knezevic, Susan MacWilliam, David E. Maher, and Jim Ricks. Additionally, Seamus Nolan was granted a one-year extension on his Membership Studio. This year, a One-Year Project Studios were allocated to and Elaine Byrne and Mark Clare

2012 is the pilot year for a new graduate artist’s studio award at TBG+S. This award allocates a large studio free of charge, as well as a variety of mentoring and development opportunities, to a recent graduate of a Fine Art BA programme. The recipient Lucy Andrews, was selected via an open submission process which saw a particularly high number and standard of entrants.

We are looking forward to working with all of our new studio members, whose artistic excellence and activity will continue to ensure that TBG+S is the most vibrant and exciting place for artists to work in Ireland. 

The ten new artists will take up their new studios at TBG+S between now and spring 2013.

To request further information for press contact Rayne Booth e. or t. 01 671 0073

End Note

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios open call for applications to Membership and Project Studios is advertised in spring of each year on and in the Visual Artists Newsletter, VAI e-bulletin service and on the TBG+S website.  The next open call for studios will be advertised in February/March 2012.

TempleBar Gallery + Studios is an artist- governed organisation. Membership Studios give artists full membership status and voting rights at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios for a period of three years with the option to apply to extend studio tenure for a further one year

Project studios give artist associate membership status. Associate members do not have voting rights but can act as proxy to full members and are asked to take part fully in all members business.

For more information on how to apply for a studio, click here