Temple Bar Gallery + Studios announces recipient of Recent Graduate Residency 2017

15 February 2017

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce artist Julia Dubsky as the 2017 Recent Graduate Residency recipient. TBG+S is delighted to welcome Julia and looks forward to supporting her to develop her practice within the creative community of professional artists working in the studios.

The TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency is a professional development opportunity aimed at recent graduate artists in Ireland to assist in focussing their studio practices at this crucial point in their careers. Now in its fourth year, the residency offers a 12 month studio at TBG+S with added professional development supports. The residency, beginning in spring 2017, provides a large free studio for one year, in addition to a €1,000 stipend, €500 international travel bursary, a variety of institutional supports including mentoring and a programme of visiting curators’ visits.

Julia was awarded the residency by a selection panel of five people, following an open submission process which took place in January 2017. Working mainly in a wide, mostly muted pallet range on shallow stretchers, Julia’s work appears both figurative and abstract, channelling grapplings within a confined, flat surface, similar to an argument made in an essay.

The selection panel consisted of Mary Cremin (Programme Curator, TBG+S), Clíodhna Shaffrey (Director, TBG+S), Anne Kelly (Finance Manager, TBG+S), Kevin Cosgrove (TBG+S Studio Artist) and Barbara Knezevic (Artist).

Born in Dublin. Raised between Czech Republic, Germany and Ireland. Julia received a BA in Fine Art Painting and Visual Culture from the National College of Art and Design in 2016, having studied at Hochschule für Graphic und Buchkunst, Leipzig on Erasmus. Julia since completed a ten week course at the The Royal Drawing School in London.

Selected groups exhibitions include Emerging Artists, St Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin (2016); NCAD Graduate Showcase, Dublin (2016); FREMD, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany (2016); No Future/No Past, Institut für Zukunft, Leipzig, Germany (2015) and Ce leis é?, NCAD Gallery, Dublin (2014). Julia was awarded the Mainie Jellett Travel Bursary in 2016 and the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Artist Travel Award in 2016. Her work is in the collection of the Office of Public Works.