Exhibiting artist Anne Ryan in conversation with Mairead O'hEocha to discuss her solo exhibition Tugann an Torann at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Anne Ryan is an artist from Limerick based in London. Her work comprises of figurative painting and sculptures drawing on observations from city life. In conversation with fellow artist Mairead O'hEocha, Anne Ryan discusses her artistic practice and her current solo exhibition Tugann an Torann at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Anne Ryan’s recent exhibitions include: Fighting on the Dance Floor, Exeter Phoenix (2023); Poor Things, group show, Fruitmarket, Edinburgh (2023); Sirens (with Sophie von Hellermann), Turner Contemporary, Margate (2021); The City Rises, Southwark Park Galleries, London (2021); Earthly Delites, Hastings Contemporary (2020); Euoī, Euoī, Euoī, Ribot, Milan (2019). Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present Ryan’s first exhibition in Ireland in over twenty years following her show at Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2002.

Mairead O'hEocha now based in Dublin, lived in London for over ten years where she worked as a photojournalist in the 1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include: Light Spells Enter, P420 Gallery, Bologna (2023); The Pane Fly's Tune, mother's tankstation, London (2023); Tale Ends & Eternal Wakes, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2020). She is a Three-Year Studio Member of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery in Dublin City Centre. Supporting the development of artists and the creation of art through high quality studio provision and an ambitious exhibition programme. Creating an inclusive environment of learning and creativity and nurture close and sustained engagement of audiences with the work of Irish and international artists. Founded in 1983 - by artists, for artists.

Event location Information: This event will take place in Studio 6 on the first floor of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. You will enter through the Gallery from the street where you can view Anne Ryan’s solo exhibition Tugann an Torann prior to that talk. Our team will be present in the gallery to welcome you and direct you to the event space. An exit at the back of the gallery will lead you to the atrium where you can take the stairs or a lift to the first floor. The room may be slightly darkened and there will be a projector displaying images. Seating will be theatre style with folding chairs and benches. There is a bathroom on the first floor and a partially accessible toilet on the ground floor.

For further information please contact orla@templebargallery.com or call 01 6710073.

Image description: A close-up of an irregular-shaped colourful abstract painting. The surface of the painting holds layers of acrylic and oil paint in hues of red, pink, green, blue and yellow which are layered over collaged black-and-white photographic imagery. In the centre of the painting, there is a black painted outline of the legs and torso of a person holding a guitar and wearing knee-high heeled black boots. There is a hole to the right of and below this figure which is cut into the painting’s surface. The negative space of the hole reveals the white wall behind.