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The Birthday Party | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’ 30th Birthday

28 August 2013






With artworks by Cats Byrne

Saturday 28th September | Doors at 7.30pm | Entrance fee €10 at the door

BYOB | No glass bottles please!


This September Temple Bar Gallery + Studios celebrate our 30th Anniversary. To mark this milestone and lament the end of our 20’s - we are inviting our friends to come and celebrate over two floors of our landmark building. For your musical entertainment - TBG+S’s former studio member Padraic E. Moore has invited four of Dublin’s best bands to play their electrifying music in the gallery space. Padraic has also asked artist Cats Byrne to contribute with a new work which creates a prismatic environment - combining mixed media with digital surfaces and physical objects. The result is sure to be a unique celebration of thirty years of creative action and the best in home-grown visual art and music.

About the bands...

Once described as ‘Post-Enya electro pop’ - the textured tunes of CATSCARS  are captivating and best enjoyed at night. Fronted by the charismatic Robyn Bromfield, CATSCARS are concerned with form and function, chaos and noise, beauty and savagery. DIAMOND DAGGER [a.k.a. SARSPARILLA] is the latest musical incarnation of Wicklow's Damien Lynch -who also performs as one half of NEW JACKSON. Lynch’s obsession with outboard gear and his love affair with vintage drum machines combine for an inescapable cosmic electro soup. The retro-futurism of DIAMOND DAGGER shares certain convictions with the infectious disco of LASERTOM whose sound is tinted with a compelling cinematic edge. LASERTOM consists of Simon Cullen who along with Sorca McGrath and Cian Murphy is also a member of SHIPS.. Combining concepts concerning perception and the human brain, with emotive vocals and mesmerizing rhythms, SHIPS generate danceable atmospherics in any environment.

Together these artists and musicians underscore the fact that some truly exceptional boundary-expanding electronic music has emerged from Dublin in recent years.