Gather: From Practice to Exhibition

19 April 2023, 6pm

Join Ireland at Venice exhibiting artist Niamh O'Malley for a gallery talk on her practice and the making of Gather.

Join artist Niamh O’Malley in the gallery where she will discuss her studio practice, her journey to the Venice Biennale 2022, and her current exhibition Gather at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. This event is for graduates, early career and emerging contemporary artists and curators and those returning to their practice.

The second exhibition of the Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice takes place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Niamh O’Malley’s Gather, which represented Ireland at La Biennale di Venezia is presented in an extended form including new sculptures and moving image. The artworks respond to the architecture of the gallery, its location in a city centre, and its close relationship to artists’ working environment in the studios above that, as Niamh O'Malley describes 'cultivate and facilitate practices that necessitate a fashioning of forms, a thinking through making.'

La Biennale di Venezia is the longest- established international platform for the visual arts. Niamh O’Malley, one of Ireland’s leading artists, was selected to represent Ireland at this prestigious global event, along with the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Curatorial Team, Clíodhna Shaffrey and Michael Hill.

Niamh O’Malley’s recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Vardaxoglou Gallery, London (forthcoming 2023); Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (forthcoming 2023); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2021), mother’s tankstation Dublin (2020), Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2019), Lismore Castle Arts (2019), Grazer Kunstverein (2018), Bluecoat, Liverpool (2015), The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2017 and 2015).

The Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice is supported by the Arts Council as part of its commitment to promote the visual arts to Irish audiences.