Last week inTemple Bar, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, visited Temple Bar Gallery + Studios to officially launch the gallery’s artistic programme for the coming year 2015/16.
Minister Ó Ríordáin said ‘I am pleased to launch this programme today. Temple Bar Gallery has, for over 30 years, represented the best and most exciting developments in Irish contemporary culture, and has provided fantastic resources of studio space and exhibition opportunities to artists. It is exciting to see that artists of different stages in their careers, both Irish and International, are being represented in the programme and that the gallery is focusing on developing new audiences for its work. Space is at a premium again in Dublin city, and we are lucky to still have this fantastic cultural resource of space for artistic work and creativity in the heart of the city'.
Director of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Cliodhna Shaffrey said ‘We are pleased to have Minister Ó Ríordáin launching our programme for the year ahead. Temple Bar Gallery + studios exists to support artists to make and display their work to a wide audience of people. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome to visit, to view our exhibitions or take part in on of our programmed events in which artists talk about their work in studio, or in the gallery. We also have events like screenings of films, a book fair showcasing art and artists books, concerts and workshops. ‘
The full programme of events is availableto download here: