Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces Irish recipient of HIAP/TBG+S Residency Exchange 2016

13 April 2016

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce that Irish artist Anne Maree Barry is the recipient of 2016 HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) Residency. In April and May this year, Anne Maree Barry will spend six weeks at the HIAP residency facility on the Island of Suomenlinna, just outside the city of Helsinki, and will develop a new film project. The selected Finnish Artist (TBA) will spend July and August working from a studio at TBG+S in Dublin.

Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) are now entering their tenth 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.

Anne Maree Barry lives and works at The Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin. A graduate of Ireland’s National College of Art and Design and The Limerick School of Art, her work has been selected and screened at international film festivals, museums and public institutions, such as the Irish Film Institute, The Dublin International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde, Les Rencontres Internationales, Tampere Art Museum, Dublin City Gallery’s The Hugh Lane and The LAB, Dublin. Missing Green (2013) a research led documentary short film screened as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Open House programme, Learning from Buildings at Pallas Projects, Dublin and was also shortlisted and nominated for a Radharc Award. Her most recent film project No Mean City (2015) was produced with assistance from The Liaison of Independent Film Makers of Toronto and Screen Training Ireland. The film has screened at the Irish Film Institute and in a gallery context at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, curated by Mary Cremin.