Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce five new studio artists for the year 2015/16. The new artist members were awarded their studios by a selection panel, following an open submission application process which took place in May 2015.
In total, four Membership Studios for a three-year period were awarded to Lucy McKenna, Miranda Blennerhassett, Stephen Dunne and Alison Pilkington. In addition, a one year extension was awarded to Susan MacWilliam, who began her three year studio membership in 2013. Any three-year member who has not already been awarded a Project Studio in the past 9 years are eligible to apply for a one year extension at the end of their studio tenure.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is an artist-governed organisation. Three-year Membership Studios give the selected artists full membership status and voting rights at the AGM. TBG+S is pleased to welcome its five new members, who will become full voting members of the company and will contribute greatly to the diversity of Dublin’s city centre artistic community.
This year, the selection panel for studio membership consisted of Rayne Booth, (Programme Curator, TBG+S), Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director, TBG+S), Artist and former TBG+S studio member Niamh O’Malley and artist and current TBG+S studio member Kevin Cosgrove.
TBG+S is pleased to be able to continue the tradition of working with artists at various stages of their artistic development. The quality of work and high level of activity of our new studio members will continue to ensure that TBG+S is the most vibrant and exciting community in which artists can work in Ireland. We are looking forward to supporting this new group of TBG+S studio members to make their work in 2015 to 2018.
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Information on TBG+S and studio awards:
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios' open call for applications to Membership and Project Studios is advertised in spring and autumn of each year on www.templebargallery.com and in the Visual Artists Newsletter, VAI e-bulletin service and on the TBG+S website.