Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces Irish recipient of the 2019 TBG+S/HIAP Residency Exchange

28 February 2019

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce artist Jonathan Mayhew as the recipient of the 2019 TBG+S and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) Residency Exchange.

Jonathan will be artist in residence for three months during March - May at the HIAP studios on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki. He will use the time during the residency to prepare new work for a solo exhibition at Pallas Projects, Dublin in October 2019.

Jonathan Mayhew (b. 1981) is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Using poetry, literature, technology, and theory, he manipulates physical and invisible materials to create works in a variety of media. He is interested in data: how we think about it, how we use it and how it uses us. Mayhew’s enigmatic work underscores the relationships between humanity and digital technology, blurring the margins between fiction and reality.

Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are now in their twelfth year of partnership. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported over twenty artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki through the exchange programme. Now a well-established opportunity, the TBG+S and HIAP exchange fosters opportunities for Irish artists to gain experience, build networks internationally and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community.

The TBG+S and HIAP International Residency Exchange is supported by Finnish Institute in London and the Arts Council of Ireland. The Finnish artist traveling to Dublin as part of this exchange, who will spend May and June working from a studio at TBG+S, will be announced shortly.

Jonathan Mayhew’s work has been included in the following recent exhibitions: digital_self, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2018); Zurich Portrait Prize 2018, National Galley of Ireland, Dublin; The stars turn and a time presents itself, Risør Kunstpark, Norway (2018); Sørlandsutstillingen, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway (2017); The Way Things Go: An Homage, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2017); I Wanted to Write a Poem, Wexford Arts Centre (2017), as a result of the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2015.