Stepping in to the TBG+S Gallery is always a transformative experience. Leaving behind the cobbled streets, touristy pubs and buskers of Temple Bar, we enter a place of integrity, contemplation and experimentation.
The Temple Bar Gallery + Studios’ exhibition programme is not to be underestimated. In recent years we have worked with major international prize-winning artists (Tai Shani, Charlotte Prodger, Otobong Nkanga). We provide important opportunities for young Irish artists to hold significant solo exhibitions (Hannah Fitz, Aileen Murphy, Aoibheann Greenan), and we encourage more established Irish artists to demonstrate and diversify their practices with high-quality production and curatorial support (Ronan McCrea, Mark Swords, Barbara Knezevic, Rhona Byrne). Our group exhibitions bring artists together to highlight crucial concerns of our time such as housing rights, gender equality and identity, and the Atrium is a test-site for our Studio Artists to show work and ideas in progress.
The things I love most about the Gallery are how adaptable it is to so many different practices, it’s striking industrial architecture, and the ways in which artists take on the challenge of the busy public street outside - this will all be clear to see by browsing our online archive! Although nothing compares to the discovery of a vital new practice, or a treasured artwork when visiting an exhibition, the expansion of our archive gives the chance to draw threads of thought together, fill in the gaps of missed visits, and recollect the valuable moments we have experienced in the past at TBG+S.
Michael Hill, Programme Curator
All of our online programmes are free for you to enjoy while you stay at home.
If you have engaged with these programmes and would like to support Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, please make a donation to help us support artists during this difficult time. Every donation counts; all funds raised will go directly towards paying artists and supporting rent relief.