Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce artist Tamsin Snow as recipient of the 2017 HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) Residency. In April and May this year, Tamsin will spend six weeks at the HIAP residency facility at the Cable Factory, Helsinki. Tamsin’s work derives from her ongoing investigations into the legacies of modernist architecture. Her proposal for HIAP will enable research into particular buildings in Helsinki and across Finland: the Kamppi Chapel; the Lakeuden Risti Church; and the Paimio Sanatorium. She is interested in the discourse around contemporary sacred architecture, and the legacies of the works of Alvar Alto and Eliel Saarinen.
The Finnish Artist traveling to Dublin as part of this exchange, and who will spend June and July working from a studio at TBG+S in Dublin will be announced shortly.
Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are now entering their eleventh year of partnership. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 17 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 Programme is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, The Finnish Institute, London, The Embassy of Finland, Dublin and FRAME – The Finnish Fund for Art Exchange and Dublin City Council.
Tamsin Snow studied at the Royal College of Art London (MA Sculpture, 2012) and Goldsmiths University, London (2008). Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions, made in collaboration with Sarah Tynan, include: Autopsy: Block 336, London (Solo) 2017; Recreation, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 2017; Lobby Part II, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, 2015; Lobby Part I, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, 2014; Converse X Dazed Emerging Artist Award, Royal Academy, London 2015; Pavilion, Store, London, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include The Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb, 2017; Buried Issue 6, commissioned by Patrick Moran: partytime.jpeg, Xero, Kline & Coma, 2017; Dead Rubber, University of East London Project Space, London, 2016. She was the recipient of the 2012/13 Royal Hibernian Academy Artists Studio Award, 2015/16 Visual Arts Bursary Award and 2016 Wicklow Arts Council Artist Award.