The Workers Café transforms the Gallery at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios into a pop up cafe and social space for discussion, learning, sharing skills and food from 11 October until 2 November 2013.
The project also provides an opportunity for artists to earn money in ways which relate to their practices. The budget of the exhibition has been set aside to pay fees to artists, sourced through an open call, who deliver workshops, talks and performances. Daily workshops and participatory events at 3pm are open to the public, and either cost just €5 to attend or are free of charge. Workshops and talks can be booked in advance via our website.
A number of helpful resources including life coaching for artists and one-on-one proposals clinics are available for artists.
A temporary kitchen, called The Hare after the SS Hare CWS, a relief ship which brought food to starving strikers during the 1913 lockout, will be set up to provide sustenance to artists, workers and visitors.
The Workers Café is part of a collaboration with the Limerick City Art Gallery, Belfast Exposed and the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry to mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lock-Out.
The Hare, a project by artist Fiona Hallinan and chef Katie Sanderson, is a temporary kitchen in the gallery of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios which will provide sustenance to artists and gallery visitors throughout the course of The Worker's Cafe. The Hare will work with alternating guest chefs including artists involved in Worker's Cafe.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 3pm with food and drinks also provided for occasional special events.