Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the awarded artists from the open calls for Three Year Membership Studios and Project Studios.

Three Year Membership Studios have been awarded to Clodagh Emoe, Lisa Freeman, Jaki Irvine, and Jesse Jones. Project Studios have been awarded to Tara Carroll, Maïa Nunes, Mandy O’Neill, and Luke van Gelderen.

Three Year Membership Studios at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios offer a long-term tenure to artists who have developed an established, professional practice. Project Studios offer a one-year tenure to artists who are developing exciting emerging practices and demonstrate talent and potential. The artists were awarded their studios by a selection panel following an open submission application process. The panel included current TBG+S Studio members and established curators based in Ireland and internationally. The selected artists are representative of the exceptionally high-quality and rigorous contemporary art practices in Ireland today. We look forward to welcoming them all into the TBG+S community.

Tara Carroll's multidisciplinary practice rests upon the perception of the feminine body, impacted by historical narratives; and its placement in an objective society. Exploring ways in which we seek solace and healing, she uses her work as a site to create communities and collaborations to advocate for people to access art and to share space with her.

Clodagh Emoe explores how meaning is formed through our connection with each other and the natural world. Her work draws on ritual; taking the form of ‘exercises’, event based participatory works and site-specific interventions to foreground the encounter, perception and our collective experience.

Lisa Freeman's films and performances are often set within specific geographic and architectural landscapes. They draw into question economic and power structures and explore how intimacy might be employed as a form of resistance.

Jaki Irvine creates deep-reaching, polyphonic works where contested histories, sonic bricolage, the built environment, and the customs and tensions of ordinary lives, coalesce and diverge in immersive video installations and soundscapes.

Jesse Jones's practice is multi-platform, working in film installation, performance and sculpture. Using a form of expanded cinema, she explores magical counter-narratives of the State drawn from suppressed archetypes and myth. She is a member of Aosdana and represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Maïa Nunes's interdisciplinary practice explores legacies of colonialism, the transformative and world-conjuring potential of performance, and song as a liberation and healing practice. They layer and weave together various media and themes to create multi-textural and immersive performance environments.

Mandy O’Neill's expanded photography practice inhabits a space between subjective impulse and social enquiry, with emphasis on the relationship between people and place. Operating on multiple levels, her work considers photography simultaneously as a means of expression, a means of investigation, and an object of research.

Utilising video, sculpture and digital media, Luke van Gelderen questions self-authorship within networked technologies, reflecting on the intersection between memory, loss, violence, pornography and technology.

This year, TBG+S received an unprecedented number of applications of exceptional quality and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the artists who took time to submit applications to the open call.

TBG+S provides excellent workspaces for over thirty artists to work in Dublin city centre. The artwork made in the studios is often exhibited in galleries across Ireland and internationally. As well as studio space, TBG+S offers the artists professional development opportunities such as studio visits from international visiting curators and artists. We look forward to supporting them to make ambitious new work in the years to come.