Supporters Club Talks 2016

07 March 2016

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce the next three of our series of Supporters Club Talks. Each year these Talks present a fantastic line-up of guest speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas’. This year’s guest speakers are Emily Pethick (Curator + Director of The Showroom London), Susan MacWilliam (TBG+S Studio Artist) and Vivienne Dick (Filmmaker + Artist).

The first in this year's Supporters Club Talks features Emily Pethick, curator and Director of the Showroom London and takes place on Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 6.30pm. For more information please click here.

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! Our 2016 Supporters Club Talks programme follows on from an excellent series which featured Mick Wilson (Researcher, Valand Academy), Mark O’Kelly (TBG+S Studio Artist), Declan Long (NCAD), Francis McKee (CCA Glasgow), Gavin Wade (Eastside Projects, Birmingham) and Jaki Irvine (TBG+S Artist).

Would you like the opportunity to attend Supporters Club Talks? Simply become a Supporter by signing up on our website at or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. 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. There will be a limited number of spaces available for non-Supporters Club members with a donation paid on the door.

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


Emily Pethick is Director of the Showroom Gallery, a non-for-profit space in North West London. From 2005-2008 she was the director of Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. From 2003-2004 she was curator at Cubitt, London. She has contributed to numerous catalogues and magazines, including Frieze, Artforum and Afterall.

Susan MacWilliam is a studio member at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. With an interest in that which is on the periphery of the mainstream and which falls beyond conventional fields of science and psychology Susan MacWilliam’s work considers perceptual phenomena and the world of the paranormal and the supersensory. Susan represented Northern Ireland at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.

Vivienne Dick is an internationally-celebrated film-maker and artist and was a key figure of the late 1970s and early 1980s No Wave movement in New York, along with Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch and many others. Shot on Super-8, 16mm and video, Dick’s films slip between fiction and documentary, with fragmentary narrative, dislocated imagery and compelling self-reflexive performances.

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.