• the arts column: January 9th

    For our first edition of the arts column in 2019 we’ve details on an international residency, a national residency, a career opportunity as well as a trio of exhibitions that are opening this week and feature a mix of emerging and established artists – details of all below. If you have an event, talk, exhibition, or would like to recommend one please get in touch via aidan[at]thethinair.net Open Call | TBG+S and HIAP International Residency Exchange 2019 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TGB+S) have announced details of the thirteenth annual residency exchange between Ireland and Finland, due to take place later this year. The…

  • The Breakfast Club @ TBG+S

    This Thursday you have an opportunity to beat the early morning slump, or at least delay it, if you work in or around Dublin’s city centre. Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are hosting a breakfast club as part of their making connections programme, and it kicks off at 7:30am running though until 10:00am. As well as providing an opportunity to meet and discuss art with fellow enthusiasts, you can also view the gallery’s current exhibition: Proven Answers by Stephen Loughman. This innovative event, which includes complimentary tea, coffee and pastries, is free but reservations do have have to be made beforehand, details here.

  • Picture This: Dublin Gallery Weekend

    This weekend sees the return of Dublin Gallery Weekend with events taking place across Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now an established and vital part of the arts calendar in the capital, Dublin Gallery Weekend provides opportunities for one off events and tours, as well as linking longer running exhibitions into the weekend’s schedule. Below are a list of some of our highlights for the weekend. Thursday RHA Gallery Naomi Sex’s first major solo exhibition All this Surface and Surface is currently on in the RHA Gallery. 1pm sees a performance, titled Dealing Cars, Making Art, by Darina Gallagher. (This is repeated…

  • Critical Bastards Issue 15 Launch

    This Wednesday sees the launch of the new and 15th issue of Critical Bastards. This latest issue of the critical art magazine is titled Bilocation and features responses and reviews of shows in both Ireland and New York. Contributors include Suzanne Walsh, Adrian Duncan, Davey Moor and Jessamyn Fiore. The launch is at 6pm in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on Wednesday in Studio 6, with a link to the Facebook event available here.

  • RD\DE\WRK @ Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

    Tonight sees the a one off event featuring the work of artists Sean Grimes and Cillian Finnerty. The duo are due to present RD\DE\WRK, which is their exploration into sound: ‘Performances move organically through phases. The music is squashed, expanded and often broken.‘ The event kicks off at 7pm tonight in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios as part of TBG+S’ Studio 6 Open Programme. Full details available online here.

  • Book Launch: The Giving Light

    Tonight sees the launch of a new book featuring the photographic work of writer Gavin Corbett. The photobook is a collation of images captured by Corbett during his travels to Dublin, London, San Francisco, New York and more. Titled The Giving Light, the works trace the writer’s mood through the locations which is emphasised by the accompanying text, which is intended to run parallel to the imagery rather than be a direct interpretation. The photobook is launched tonight in Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, where Corbett is their writer-in-residence for 2017, from 6:30pm in Studio 6. More details are…

  • Exhibition: Double Movement @ TBG+S

    Gavin Murphy’s new show, titled Double Movement, in currently on show in Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. The exhibition is a look into the role and functions of the now defunct Eblana Theatre, which was located in the basement of Dublin’s Busáras building. While the main building opened in 1953, the subterranean space, which was due to be a newsreel cinema, lay dormant until 1959. It was then that Phyllis Ryan and her Gemini theatre company opened the aforementioned Elbana. Here they showcased the works of Irish artists, including John B. Keane and Brian Friel, whilst also bringing the work of…

  • Exhibition: VERA @ Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

    This week recent NCAD graduate Julia Dubsky is having a preview of works in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Dubsky has had a studio in the building since April of this year as part of Temple Bar Gallery + Studio’s Graduate Residency Programme. A multitude of influences exists in the artist’s work, and recent months have seen her complete “a term at the Royal Drawing School in London; three months studio practice in Berlin; [and] a short artist residency in Tehran;” The preview is titled Vera and is open daily to viewers until this Saturday 16th September from 2pm to 6pm. Enterance to Studio 16…

  • Picture This Special: PLASTIK Festival

    Returning for its sophomore edition to Dublin this weekend is the PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image. Due to run Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, the festival is a collaboration between LUX, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the IFI. The latter provides the setting for the weekend’s film screenings, which see a number of artists, including Yuri Pattison, aemi and Sasha Litvintseva, present bodies of work that influence their outputs, while others are showcasing current or forthcoming work. The festival begins on Friday at 6:30pm with Abyss Film in the IFI, curated by James Richards. This is followed by Richards and LUX…

  • Artist Talk: Kevin Consgrove @ TBG+S

    Temple Bar Gallery + Studios have announced details of a forthcoming talk between Aidan Cosgrove (Mother’s Tankstation Limited) and Irish Times art critic Aidan Dunne. Cosgrove, who has a studio in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, is known for his vivid and expressive depictions of workshops and work spaces and is set to discuss this theme as well as his own personal practice. The event is free of charge but booking is essential. It starts at 6pm next Wednesday (15th) in Studio 6. Full details here.