Artists of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios open their studio spaces for a tour in celebration of 40 years of artists working in the city.

Meet the artists and gain unique insight into what happens behind the scenes of professional artists’ studios. TBG+S studio artists Clodagh Emoe, Brian Fay, Joe Hanly, Austin Hearne, Mandy O’Neill, Liliane Puthod and Luke van Gelderen open their studios to the public for special guided tours. Artists in residence Frank Sweeney and Michelle Malone will open Studio 1, where they are undertaking a film production residency.

Studio tours will bring small groups of people into two studios to meet the artists and get a glimpse into their working environment. Please meet in the atrium of TBG+S at your selected tour time. Access through the gallery.

Clodagh Emoe approaches art as a form of enquiry. She is interested in the space where tacit knowledge can flourish and where thought and ideas unfold.

Brian Fay’s practice is rooted in drawing and he uses the materiality of pre-existing artworks and objects to examine our complex relationship to time.

Joe Hanly's work employs an eclectic mix of representational as well as non-representational artefacts, drawn from everyday paraphernalia of living, dreaming, remembering and aleatory encounters of being in the world.

Austin Hearne's multi-disciplinary practice is rooted in photography. He comes from a family of painters and decorators and uses the stuff of this industry to make works and installations.

Mandy O’Neill's expanded photography practice inhabits a space between subjective impulse and social enquiry, with emphasis on the relationship between people and place.

Liliane Puthod’s sculptures and interventions often use handmade and industrial materials as a way to confront archaeological and commodified times.

Luke van Gelderen’s practice examines the authorship of the ‘self’ within networked technologies, and how these environments drive compulsive self-obsession and consumption.

Frank Sweeney and Michelle Malone are undertaking a film production residency at TBG+S. Frank Sweeney is working on a film A Few Can See examining censorship of the Northern Ireland conflict and political movements during this era. His project attempts to recreate material absent from state archives due to censorship and is based on contemporary oral history interviews. The set which will be on view during this event is designed by artist Michelle Malone. The film is commissioned for EVA International 2023 with additional support from the Arts Council and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a leading artists’ studio complex and contemporary art gallery. This year, TBG+S marks 40 years of artists working in the city. The Open Studio Tour is part of a programme of talks, tours, open studios and performances, as we open our doors in celebration of this milestone.