Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce seven artists who have been awarded studios for the year 2016, four Project Studios have been awarded as well as one year-long studio extension and the Recent Graduate Residency. TBG+S is delighted to welcome all seven artists and looks forward to supporting them to make ambitious new work in 2016.
The 2016 Recent Graduate Residency recipient is Avril Corroon. Avril was selected for the residency by a five person panel in December 2015 following an open call for applications.
The TBG+S Recent Graduate Residency is a professional development opportunity aimed at recent graduate artists in Ireland. Now in its third year, the residency provides a large free studio for one year, in addition to a €1,000 stipend, €500 international travel bursary and a variety of institutional supports including mentoring and a programme of curators’ visits. The purpose of the Recent Graduate Residency is to assist graduate artists in focussing their studio practices at this crucial point in their careers.
Four Project Studios were awarded to Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Aoibheann Grennan, Hannah Fitz and Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, who have been working collaboratively since 2011 and will occupy a shared space at TBG+S. These four artists took up their tenancy at TBG+S in November 2015 and will maintain their studios for 12 months.
In addition, current Studio Artist Kevin Cosgrove was awarded a one year extension on his three year Membership Studio, which he began in 2013. The new artist members were awarded their studios by a selection panel, following an open submission application process which took place in October 2015.
This year, the selection panel for studio membership consisted of Rayne Booth (Programme Curator, TBG+S), Clíodhna Shaffrey (Director, TBG+S), Anne Kelly (Finance Manager, TBG+S), current TBG+S Studio Artist Lucy McKenna and Independent Curator Caroline Hancock.