Supporters Club Talk #6: Mark O’Kelly

26 November 2015

Supporters Club Talk #6 features artist and lecturer Mark O’Kelly speaking about his time and studio practice during his time at TBG+S. Thursday 26th November 2015 | 6.30pm

Thursday 26th November 2015 | 6.30pm
Studio 6
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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present artist and lecturer Mark O’Kelly in the sixth talk in this series.

Mark O’Kelly has been a studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for the past four years. Now approaching the end of his residency here, Mark will present a talk on his time and artistic practice during his time at TBG+S. Delving into studio documentation of work in progress, Mark will speak about the exhibitions that he has been involved in since 2011. Exhibiting paintings, vitrines and installations, his work is the outcome of a practice of image research that explores the space between the photographic document and the cosmetic image. The studio-based painting practice at the core of this work has provided the foundation for a series of specifically conceived installations addressing theories of representation, reproduction and quotation.

Mark O’Kelly lives and works in Dublin and Limerick. He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Limerick School of Art and Design and a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art (1992) and of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (1990). Recent exhibitions include What Is and What Might Be, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2015); RHA Annual Exhibition (2015); Conversations, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2014); Agitationism, EVA International (2014); Starting Over, TBG+S (curated by Mark O’Kelly, 2013); Modern Families, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2013) and Transitive Relationships, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2012).

Places for this talk are reserved solely for TBG+S Supporters Club members. Become a Supporter by signing up on our website at Once you have signed up, book your place (+1 free guest) at the talk by emailing Muriel Foxton at or call 01 6710073. If you would like to gift Supporters Club membership to a friend please email Muriel with your friend's name, email and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you on board!

Our second series of Supporters Club Talks presents a fantastic line-up of four special guest speakers on the theme of 'production, practice, ideas’. The next speaker is filmmaker Patrick Keiller.