Earlier this year, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios produced the first two installments of a new Studio Publication Series, by TBG+S Studio Artists Aleana Egan and Richard Proffitt.

In these short videos, filmed by artist Aisling McCoy, Egan and Proffitt discuss how the books draw from their studio practices, the decisions about what material to include, and how their work was translated into print. McCoy’s meditative and patient filming documents the artists’ studios at an interval from physical work and, instead, represents time spent in the studios thinking, planning or observing the world outside. Images from the publications fade in and out, just like ideas emerge and disappear, or linger to form something meaningful and complete.

Richard Proffitt’s film is soundtracked with an audio collage from various recent artworks by the artist. Aleana Egan’s film is soundtracked by musician Aoife Nessa Frances, with whom Egan has previously collaborated.

Read more about each of the publications, made in collaboration with graphic designer Alex Synge, here:
Aleana Egan - free ideas about the sea
Richard Proffitt - The dust blows forward ’n the dust blows back

The videos will be released online, no booking is required.

Aleana Egan holds a Three Year Membership Studio at TBG+S. Her recent solo exhibitions include New People, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf (2020); Spitze, Farbvision, Berlin (2019); A House and Its Head, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2017); Shapes from life, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015), among others. She exhibited in the group exhibition, staring forms, in TBG+S in 2019, and held a solo exhibition, Sunday Night, in 2009.

Richard Proffitt holds a Three Year Membership Studio at TBG+S. His solo exhibitions include Every Leaf Was Turning, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2020); May The Moon Rise And The Sun Set, UCC Music Department/Glucksman/Cork Midsummer Festival (2019); Hold The Candle To Your Eye/Light The Criss-Cross On Your Chest, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (2016). Other recent projects and exhibitions include, What Remains of This Place?, an online/outdoor exhibition with Eleanor McCaughey (2020); Display, Link and Cure, The Complex, Dublin (2019); They Call Us The Screamers, TULCA, Galway (2017).

This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2020: Design as an Attitude, sponsored by Henry J Lyons.