Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cremin as Acting Programme Curator. Mary will begin her year-long contract at TBG+S in early July 2016.
Mary Cremin is a writer, art historian and curator based in Dublin. She graduated from University College Cork with B.A. in History of Art and Political Geography (2004) and a Masters in Visual Art Practice (curating) from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin (2007). Most recently, she worked as Visual Arts Producer for Galway 2020 and curator of the DCU art collection. In 2016 she curated Duality of Form at Solstice Arts Centre, and in 2015 she curated TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Seachange.
Other Independent curatorial projects include Misadventure Seeks Rainy Afternoon: Sonia Shiel, Oonagh Young Gallery (2013/2014), Bring in the Noise, Ormston House & Limerick City Gallery (2013), LotusEater: Aoibheann Greenan, RAC (2013), and More often Lost than Gained: Eleanor Duffin, RAC (2013)
She worked as producer on Magnetism, Hazelwood Estate, Sligo, (2015), IMMA Summer Rising (2015/2014) and Richard Mosse, The Enclave, Irish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, (2013). Prior to this she was Project Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, where she worked on exhibitions by artists such as Eileen Gray, Lynda Benglis, Francis Alÿs, Carlos Garaicoa, Romuald Hazoumè, Cyprien Gaillard, Gerard Byrne, Alice Maher and Garrett Phelan and has acted as editor/assistant editor on IMMA publications and the multi-disciplinary publication Boulevard Magenta. Curated projects at IMMA include Into the Silence of the Night, IMMA, (2015), Sidney Nolan; Ned Kelly Series (2012-2013), Garrett Phelan, off site NEW FAITH LOVELSONG (2012), Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection (2012).
Co-curated projects include: spring film program (2013) Rubicon Gallery, Brussels, Here and There, Oonagh Young Gallery and Wallace Gallery, New York (2010/2011), Blasphemy at the Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin and The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (2010).