Supporters Club

We wouldn’t be who we are today without our supporters; those who care about what we do and want to help us to succeed; those who come to our openings, visit our exhibitions, attend our events, and befriend us on social media. If you want to take a greater role in supporting visual arts in Ireland, the TBG+S Supporters Club is for you.

We want to bring our supporters closer and to connect them with each other. For as little as €25 you can become part of a network of people who care about the visual arts. You will get to attend 2 FREE supporters events at TBG+S annually, hear first about what is happening and get free entry to all of our events and receive a host of other great benefits, listed below. All the income raised from this fundraising initiative will go back into our programme, making great art happen.

Sign up online below or by calling Muriel Foxton at 01 6710073 or emailing muriel@templebargallery.com. If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Muriel with your friend's name, email and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you on board!

TBG+S is a registered charity, no.CHY12031
For information on charitable donations tax relief scheme click here

 

New Benefits for Members:

Upcoming Supporters Club Talks:

This year's Supporters Club Talks series presents four speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas'. Following on from artist Jaki Irvine's Talk 'On holding on and letting go', in which Jaki presented three recent film works and the ideas and concepts that connect them, and artist-curator Gavin Wade's Talk ‘The Artist and the Engineer’, on his work at East Side Projects Birmingham, TBG+S is pleased to announce two dates for forthcoming supporters talks by special guest speakers Francis McKee (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow) and Declan Long (National College of Art and Design, Dublin).

Places at Supporters Club Talks are reserved solely for members of the TBG+S Supporters Club and are strictly limited. To become a member of our Supporters Club you can sign up on our website at www.templebargallery.com/support. Once you have signed up, you can book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by calling Sophie Behal on 01 6710073 or emailing sophie@templebargallery.com.

Thursday 19th March, 6pm
TBG+S is pleased to welcome Irish Writer and Curator Francis McKee  to speak to our supporters club on the theme of ‘Production, practice, ideas’. This talk will delve into Francis’ academic research in the field of Psychedelia. Francis McKee is a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

Wednesday 13th May, 6pm
Declan Long is an Irish Art Critic and Co-Director of the MA 'Art in the Contemporary World' in the National College of Art and Design. He lectures in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture and was a judge for the Turner Prize 2013. TBG+S have invited Declan to speak to the supporters club on the same theme, ‘Production, Practice, Ideas’, and we will release more details about the focus of his talk in due course.

Supporters Club BBQ

Thursday 5th June from 5pm to 7pm - an early evening party just for our supporters, with very special guest DJS, good food and a drink or two in the sunshine on the top floor of our gorgeous TBG+S building. Click here to find out all about the TBG+S Supporters Club BBQ.

We would be really grateful if you would share our Supporters Club with your friends and encourage them to join. All the income raised will go back into our programme and assists us to fulfil the ultimate aim of our Supporters Club, making great art happen.

Supporter Level 1

Regular Rate €50 p/a

Student/Unwaged Rate: €25 p/a

Benefits:

  • Be the first to receive invites to exhibition openings, parties, talks and events, at least 2 days before our regular mailing list.
  • Get first preference on event bookings.
  • Gain access to all of our ticketed events (Screenings, gigs etc.) for free.
  • Free ticket to our annual electronic music BYOB fundraiser.
  • Your name on our Supporters webpage.
  • Regular offers and discounts from local shops and on local events.
  • Receive a gift of a limited edition TBG+S tote bag designed by TBG+S artist Niall DeBuitlear

Supporter Level 2

€250 p/a

Benefits:
All the benefits of level 1 plus:

  • Receive a quarterly newsletter from the Director.
  • After-hours access with private curator-led tours of exhibitions and guided visits to the artists’ studios three times a year.
  • Thanks and acknowledgement as a supporter in the annual programme guide and on the website.
  • The use of Studio 6 for one day of the year (subject to availability).
  • A free copy of our publication ‘Generation: 30 years of Creativity at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’.
  • Share your benefits with a chosen friend.

Supporter Level 3

€900 p/a

Benefits:
All the benefits of level 2 plus:

  • Double-invitation to Annual Patron Gallery Dinner.
  • Direct line to executive and curatorial team for advice on collecting, installing and re-hanging your artworks.
  • Curator/Director-led tours to end of year graduate fine-art exhibitions at three Dublin art colleges and to other Irish galleries.
  • 10% discount on available artworks purchased through the gallery.
  • Use of the TBG+S Building, Studio 6, Atrium and Balconies, for your personal or corporate events (in consultation with TBG+S and subject to availability).

Supporters Club Members:

Penelope Kenny
Karen Hanratty
Donall Joseph Curtin
Paul Robinson
Clíodhna Shaffrey
Claire Power
James Merrigan
The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Ruairí Ó Cuív Teoranía
Stephen Gardner
Alan Butler
Carolyn Jones
Mark O'Kelly
Vanessa Donoso López
Kate Strain
Neil O'Herlihy
Cliona Harmey
Anonymous Supporter
Paul Convery
Cailan O'Connell
Clara Murray
Niall de Buitléar
Felicity Clear
Lily Cahill + Rob Murphy
John Byrne
Joan Fowler
Edel Flynn
Margaret O'Brien
Niall Phillips
Anita Delaney
Maria McKinney
Helen Sheedy
Linda Quinlan
Anonymous Supporter
Tara Byrne
Fiach MacConghail
Jaki Irvine
Pauline Clerkin
Niamh O'Doherty
Irish Stock Exchange
M O'Brien & Company
Jennifer Kidd
Chameleon Restaurant
Elaine Byrne
Maeve Connolly
Jennie Guy
Jennifer Brady
Susan MacWilliam
Dennis McNulty
Margaret Morley
Sinéad Hogan
David Upton
Fiona Reilly

Info on Supporters Talks speakers:

Francis McKee is an Irish Writer and Curator based in Glasgow. He is a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

Gavin Wade is an Artist, Curator and Director of Eastside Projects, an artist-run space and public gallery in Birmingham.

Jaki Irvine is an Artist who currently lives and works in Dublin and Mexico City. She has built up a substantial body of film and video work that is concerned with the limits of human knowledge and experience. Jaki Irvine is due to take up a Membership Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in May.

Declan Long is an Irish Art Critic and Co-Director of the MA 'Art in the Contemporary World' in the National College of Art and Design. He lectures in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture and was a judge for the Turner Prize 2013.