Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the awarded artists from our open calls for Three Year Membership Studios and Project Studios.
Three Year Membership Studios have been awarded to David Beattie, Jenny Brady, Forerunner (Tanad Aaron and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch), Mairead O’hEocha, Tamsin Snow. Project Studios have been awarded to Léann Herlihy, Eleanor McCaughey, Rajinder Singh, Suzanne Walsh.
Three Year Membership Studios at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios offer a long-term tenure to artists who have developed an established, professional practice. Project Studios are aimed at artists developing exciting emerging practices. The artists were awarded their studios by a selection panels including current TBG+S Studio Members and international curators, following open submission application processes. The artists will begin their studio tenure over the coming months.
David Beattie’s work encourages a sense of curiosity and exploration in the act of displacing quotidian objects. Assembled from a variety of everyday materials, his work attempts to provide a framework for examining our surroundings through sculpture, photography and sound. This process of engagement can be seen as a search for a tangible present through the intermediary moments where physics, philosophy, technology, and nature collide.
Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker whose moving image works circulate in gallery and film festival contexts. Her research based projects emerge from an ongoing enquiry into the role of speech and language in human agency. She is interested in the ways in which we form ourselves as thinkers and speakers, and the role of language in the formation of identity.
Forerunner is a collaborative vehicle used by Tanad Aaron, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch and Tom Watt, that draws in the expertise of other practitioners. Architecturally interrogating Fine Art and specific objects built for, or against, a function, Forerunner are interested in the history of art practices and the fabrication and creation process used, or deemed usable, by artists. Working with commonplace materials lends their works a familiarity while allowing re-examination in a new context.
Mairead O'hEocha's practice is largely conducted through the medium of paint. Her work re-casts still life, landscape, natural history and interiors into new visual registers which consider both the role of painting in the realm of contemporary image production, and our progressive estrangement from the ‘natural’.
Tamsin Snow creates CGI films, sculptures and immersive installations that embody the materials, aesthetics and principles of modernist architecture. Snow’s continued interest in buildings and rooms that are designed to serve a specific function draws from art galleries, mortuaries and imagined representations of cryogenics laboratories, each suspending a precarious balance of pragmatism, spirituality and otherworldliness.
Léann Herlihy’s practice is fully intertwined with their concerns about how the body, as a concept, and an artist’s ‘body of work’ hold space in a society that deprives marginalised communities of the same. Using their body, and its occupancy of space, as a means of resistance and advocacy for peripheral voices, Herlihy’s radical performances destabilise societal values.
Eleanor McCaughey’s multi-faceted installations of paintings, sculpture, video, and sound are concerned with material religion and popular culture, and look at how agents of faith act as a channel for petition. McCaughey sacralises everyday objects by ‘mashing-up’ the increasingly secular values of our time with a variety of borrowed spiritual sources, that also acknowledge the fetishisation of commodification.
Rajinder Singh uses choreography as a medium of protest, with the body utilised to form an answer to oppression. His multi-disciplinary practice explores ideas around the vulnerable body and its pain, interrogating the economies of power that deny it space and shape. Singh works closely with migrant activists in Ireland, especially with the End Direct Provision campaign, to explore the ways the human body unfolds around topographic and symbolic borders.
Suzanne Walsh is a cross-disciplinary artist and writer, working mainly with text, performance, and audio. Her work is a playful critique of value systems and human/non-human relationships, that draws from scientific as well as esoteric sources.
Each year, TBG+S provides excellent workspaces for over thirty artists to work in Dublin city centre. The artwork made in the Studios is often exhibited throughout the world. As well as studio space, TBG+S offers the artists professional development opportunities such as studio visits from international visiting curators and artists. TBG+S is delighted to welcome all ten artists and we look forward to supporting them to make ambitious new work in the years to come.
David Beattie has recently been commissioned to produce a number of temporary and permanent public artworks including Reflectors, Bray, Co.Wicklow; Patterns of Illumination, Griffith Barracks Multi-denominational School, Dublin, and is currently working on a temporary outdoor commission for VOID, Derry, to be completed in early 2021. Beattie’s recent solo exhibitions include Berlin Opticians (2019), NUI Maynooth (2017), CCA Derry-Londonderry (2017).
Jenny Brady’s films have been presented at Projections, New York Film Festival; Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival; MUBI; International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; EMAF; Videonale; Experimenta, BFI London Film Festival; Images Festival; November Film Festival; Irish Film Institute; EVA International; Irish Museum of Modern Art; Whitechapel Gallery; Tate Liverpool. She was awarded the inaugural IMMA 1000 artist-in-residence at Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Forerunner’s recent collaborative projects include the Future and stuff (2020), TULCA, Galway, curated by Sarah Browne; Dream of Kiwanosato, Japan, curated by Grizedale Arts, UK (2019 - ongoing); Misplaced Concreteness, a domestically-scaled hillside dam with Grizedale Arts (2017-ongoing); Architecture of Change,VOID, Derry (2018); Museum of Mythological Waterbeasts, Ormston House, Limerick (2018); Brute Clues, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2016).
Mairead O’hEocha’s solo exhibitions include Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (2020); mother’s tankstation London (2018); The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015, 2011); Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2011), and mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2016, 2012, 2008). O’hEocha’s paintings have been represented in a number of important group exhibitions and publications including Slow Painting (curated by Gilly Fox and Martin Herbert), Hayward Gallery Touring Programme, UK (2019-2020); A Painter’s Doubt, Salzberger Kunstverein (2017); Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon, 2016).
Tamsin Snow will hold her first solo exhibition in Ireland at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in 2021. Her previous solo exhibitions include Like, Flesh, AtelierFrankfurt (2019); Spare Face, Block 336, London (2018); and four collaborative solo exhibitions with Sarah Tynan at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (2017); Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2014-2015); Store, London (2014). Snow and Tynan were selected for the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award, Royal Academy, London (2015).
Léann Herlihy’s solo exhibitions include, STUNTMAN, ]performance s p a c e[, Folkestone (2020); Trojan Horse, Stroboskop Gallery, Warsaw (2019); Cervical Can Opener, Fashion & Design Hub, Derry (2018); the child She didn't want; but the State did, The Complex, Dublin (2018); In sheep’s clothing, Ratakzacka 20, Poznań (2016). They have participated in group exhibitions, festivals and residencies throughout the world and contributed and featured in many publications.
Eleanor McCaughey’s solo and two-person exhibitions include What Remains Of This Place?, outdoor exhibition East Wall, Dublin (2020); Platform Arts, Belfast (2019); 126 Gallery, Galway (2019); The Complex, Dublin (2018); Pallas Projects, Dublin (2017); Eight Gallery, Dublin (2015). Her recent group exhibitions include Gallery C.O.A, Montreal; TULCA, Galway; The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon. McCaughey was awarded the Next Generation award from the Arts Council (2018).
Rajinder Singh is 2020 Guest Artist at Maynooth University and Artist in Residence at UCD (2019-2021). He was selected for the Create and Fire Station Artist Studios Artist in the Community Award (2019). His recent solo exhibitions include Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (2020); Wei Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur (2020, 2017, 2016); Art Stage Singapore (2018, 2017). He has participated in TULCA, Galway (2020, 2019); Kilkenny Arts Festival (2020); and Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin (2019) among many international exhibition projects since 2004.
Suzanne Walsh has exhibited, performed at, and contributed to publications in collaboration with Irish Museum of Modern Art; Winter Papers; Fire Station Artist Studios; TENT, Rotterdam; Between.Pomiędzy Festival, Warsaw, Sopot, Gdansk; Basic Space, Dublin; The Guesthouse, Cork; Visual Artists’ News Sheet; The Tangerine, Belfast; Phoenix Institute, Brighton; Galway Art Centre; The Model, Sligo; International Literature Festival, Dublin; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan; The LAB, Dublin amongst many others.