Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to announce artist Caroline Doolin as recipient of the 2018 HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme) Residency. From February to April this year, Caroline will spend six weeks at the HIAP residency facility at the Cable Factory, Helsinki. Caroline Doolin works primarily in narrative moving image with a particular interest in navigating the specific audio-visual constraints of the gallery context.

During her residency at HIAP she will research and develop the early stages of a new video installation informed by the status of Suomenlinna island as a UNESCO heritage site. With attentive focus on the particular ecology of Suomenlinna, she aims to explore intricate webs of difference within the everyday; drawing connections between and generating empathy for specific sites, species and organisms.

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 in their eleventh year of partnership. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 19 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.

Caroline Doolin is a visual artist currently based in Dublin. Selected recent exhibitions and events include Fault Bound Bodies, Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Intra-Structures : Monster of the Seven Lakes, Treignac Projet, France; Plastik Festival of Artists' Moving Image, Dublin and Resort Revelations, Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane Dublin. Doolin's work is generously supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.