Join us on Culture Night 2016 where our doors will be open for an extended time with tours of artists’ studios, a site-specific sculpture by Paul Bokslag and excerpts from a new play, ‘Very Rich Hours’.

Friday 16 September 2016 | 6-9.30pm
Admission is free
Booking is essential for the guided tours of artists’ studios. Please book your free ticket here.

Join us on Culture Night 2016 where our doors will be open for an extended time with tours of artists' studios, a site-specific twine sculpture by artist Paul Bokslag and excerpts from a new play, 'Very Rich Hours'.

Guided Tours of Artists' Studios

Tour Start Times: 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm
Booking is essential, please book your free ticket here.

Guided tours of artists' studios offer a rare opportunity to meet and step into the studios of some of Ireland’s most interesting emerging and established artists. The tours will begin on the half hour from 6pm to 9.30pm. Each tour will last approximately 30 minutes. For more information on the TBG+S Studio Artists please click here.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please select your chosen tour time when booking.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour.

'Shaft' | Paul Bokslag

Sisal Twine, 600cm x 380 cm x 225cm
Atrium, TBG+S | Free admission, no booking required

Shaft marks Paul Bokslag's return to the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios atrium space. The site-specific sculpture is tied between the railings of the first and third floor and builds on an earlier site-specific sculpture in Kilkenny County Hall that worked with a circular rather than an elliptical base. The lengths of sisal twine totalling nearly half a mile form a hyperboloid shape used in Vladimir Shukhov's tower structures, Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia and Oscar Niemeyer's Cathedral of Brasília. For more information about the artist, please click here.

Very Rich Hours

Ticketed show: 7pm | Please book your ticket here. €14 / €12 conc.
Artist Talk + Performance Lecture: 8.15pm + 8.40pm | No booking required
Time can just be so unruly. We tend to be late, or sometimes are early, but never seem to be exactly on time.

Very Rich Hours is a new show for Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. Join our duo of medieval miniaturists at 7pm as they show you how to get a hold of time before it’s too late. We will be summoning together the powers of gods, men, the hurdy-gurdy, and puppets.

A fictional artist talk, a very small performance lecture with a little bit of musical accompaniment will take place at 8.15pm and 8.40pm directly following the ticketed performance at 7pm.

About Culture Night
Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 16th September 2016. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.