Supporters Club Talks 2015/16

16 July 2015

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce a new series of Supporters Club Talks. Each year these Talks present a fantastic line-up of four guest speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas’. This year’s guest speakers are Mick Wilson (Researcher, Valand Academy), Mark O’Kelly (TBG+S Studio Artist) and Patrick Keiller (Filmmaker). Final speaker to be announced soon.

If you would like to attend any of these Talks now is the time to join our Supporters Club and take advantage of the full programme! This series follows on from an excellent inaugural year for our Supporters Club Talks programme which featured Jaki Irvine (TBG+S Artist), Gavin Wade (Eastside Projects, Birmingham), Francis McKee (CCA Glasgow) and Declan Long (NCAD).

The first in this year's Supporters Club Talks features artist, teacher and researcher Mick Wilson on the topic ‘Exhibition / non-Exhibition: The question of artist-led culture, public-ness and publicity’ and takes place on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 6pm. For more information please click here.

Would you like the opportunity to attend Supporters Club Talks? Simply sign up to our Supporters Club via our website at www/ to become a member. Once you have joined, book your place (+1 free guest) by emailing Muriel Foxton at or calling 01 6710073. Places at Supporters Club Talks are reserved solely for members of the TBG+S Supporters Club.

TBG+S Supporters Club is established to help support Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. All the income raised from this fundraising initiative goes back into the artistic programme, making great art happen. Events, from talks to social gatherings, are programmed for our members in order to bring our supporters closer and to connect them with each other.

For more information on our Supporters Club, a full list of benefits and to join, please click here.


Mick Wilson, currently researcher at the Valand Academy, Gotenburg Sweden, is well known to artists and the arts community in Ireland for his impressive leadership in the area of art and education. He was a founder member of MAVIS (IADT), and later the founder Dean of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, GradCAM, (Ireland). His extensive research areas range from food to morality, philosophy and curating and public-ness. He has published widely on art, education, the role of the cultural institution, on civil society, urbanism and curation. He is renowned for his brimming mind and brilliantly provocative, insightful public presentations.
Mark O’ Kelly is a leading Irish artist whose vivid paintings present highly representational depictions that draw on diverse subject matter found from his personal bank of found imagery. He has been a studio member at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for four years, and is a member of the Curatorial Panel at TBG+S. He is a lecturer at LIT/LSAD .
Patrick Keiller is a British filmmaker, writer and lecturer, best known for his films, London (1994), Robinson in Space (1997) and Robinson in Ruins (2010) - in which a fictional, unseen scholar Robinson undertakes exploratory journeys around England. His writings include enigmatic, brilliant collection of essays about the built landscape of Britain and how it has changed in the last 30 years. Amongst a growing number of psychogeographers, Keiller ‘appears the worldliest and most penetrating’. (Will Self).