In these unprecedented times we, at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, are thinking of you - our artists and our friends. We hope you are well and safe.

These last weeks have not been easy and the ones to follow may prove equally challenging too. We do not know, like everyone else, when we will be ‘back’. Yet, in these few last days, the sun has managed to glisten through the bleak and quiet city, casting its spell. Moments of intense beauty strike, catching the heart off guard - like a lone flower growing out of a concrete crack, or those imposing swans who live on the Liffey.

While our gallery exhibitions, studio and public engagement programmes are paused we invite you to engage with us and enjoy our online activities. Explore our archive of past exhibitions, discover our studio artists and their work, and listen to podcasts from our archive of previous talks and events.

We are pleased to announce a new online series, From the Studios, featuring new and existing artwork by studio artists and online experimental projects. It begins with Richard Proffitt’s You’re Not Dreaming Anymore - a series of short videos, released daily at 12pm from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April via our website and Instagram.

Read the newly published Notes on Collecting, by our 2020 Commissioned Writer Ian Maleney, which is a personal written response to Mairead O’hEocha’s exhibition, Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes.

As many studios and galleries remain closed, we are intensely aware of the impact this is having on all artists and in particular on our studio and gallery artists. With lost time in the studios, exhibitions postponed or worse cancelled, it is a harsh context. At Temple Bar Gallery + Studios we remain committed to our planned programmes. We will reopen with Mairead O’hEocha’s Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes and reschedule all our currently planned gallery exhibitions. We will guarantee rent relief for our studio artists throughout the crisis and extend their tenure with us to make up for lost time when their work and plans have been severely curtailed.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios welcomes your continued support and belief in our work. We hope you enjoy our online endeavours to support a level of engagement with art. We look forward to opening our doors again and welcoming everyone back.

If you would like to support Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, please make a donation to help us support artists. Every donation counts; all funds raised will go directly towards paying artists and supporting rent relief during this difficult time.