Commissioning Circle

Support Irish and international artists to attain their full ambitions for exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. A donation to the Commissioning Circle supports the production of new work for exhibition.

TBG+S presents five contemporary art exhibitions each year. We identify Irish artists at promising stages in their practice and work with highly-acclaimed international artists. The exhibitions give talented artists a platform at pivotal points for experimentation and development of new work. Exhibiting at TBG+S often marks a cornerstone in the career path of Irish visual artists and the work of international artists of acclaim is regularly introduced to audiences here for the first time.

Exhibiting artists at TBG+S are selected through comprehensive research and studio visits. A Curatorial Panel of artists and Board members, alongside the Director and Programme Curator, input into the Exhibition Policy through discursive quarterly meetings.

Commissioning Circle supporters will be individually acknowledged and invited to previews of the exhibitions they have helped to fund.

Your €1,000 donation to the Commissioning Circle goes directly into supporting artists in our exhibition programme.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, as a registered charity, is eligible to claim tax relief on donations of €250 or more. That’s €449.28 on every €1,000 donated, or a total of €1,449.28, effectively increasing the impact of your donation. Click here for more information on the Charitable Donation Scheme.

Image: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Swinguerra, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Installation view, 2020. Photo: Bowe O'Brien Photography