Exhibition Events

Saturday 6 July, 2–4pm

Further Information

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is partnering with Dublin Port Company on two off-site solo exhibitions by Yuri Pattison and Liliane Puthod at Dublin Port during summer 2024.

The exhibitions will take place simultaneously at the Graving Docks site surrounded by the active operations of a thriving city port. Yuri Pattison’s site-specific installation dream sequence is located in the disused 1950s Pump House No. 2, made accessible to the public for the first time. The historic Kittiwake lightship and cargo crane will form the backdrop to Liliane Puthod’s Beep Beep, an outdoor installation on the Graving Docks. Accompanying talks and a public engagement programme will be held in the Pumphouse Theatre.

Longest Way Round, Shortest Way Home draws its title from James Joyce’s Ulysses and his take on the relationship between time and labour. It also aligns closely with artistic processes in studio practice and exhibition making. The title refers to journeys, departures, homecomings, and new beginnings; acts that all resonate with the location of Dublin Port. TBG+S is taking this opportunity to celebrate ideas of connectivity with the cityscape and the Port, imagining a journey along the River Liffey from the touristic heart of Temple Bar, along the quays through historical, financial and cultural areas to the industrial heritage zone of Dublin Port.

The two distinct exhibitions use forms of artistic storytelling to offer points of connection between geographic, economic and technical networks. They use the symbolism of rivers and seas, and the infrastructure that applies their movement for our use, as places of impermanence that describe the flow of time and transitory connections.

The exhibitions will be mediated with an in-depth public engagement programme including artist talks, higher-level education tours, and commissioned artistic responses at Dublin Port and online programmes.

With thanks to Lar Joye, Dublin Port Heritage Director, and Marta Lopez, Dublin Port Heritage & Communications for their support of this project.