Temple Bar Gallery and Studios

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Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
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Temple Bar Gallery and Studios is located in Central Dublin
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
Location within Central Dublin
Established 1983 (1983)
Location 5–9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Coordinates 53°20′44″N 6°15′49″W / 53.345614°N 6.263723°W / 53.345614; -6.263723Coordinates: 53°20′44″N 6°15′49″W / 53.345614°N 6.263723°W / 53.345614; -6.263723
Type Art gallery, Art studios
Founder Jenny Haughton
Director Cliodhna Shaffrey
Chairperson Niall M. Kelly
Curator Mary Cremin
Architect McCullough Mulvin (1991 renovation)
Public transit access Stephen's Green Luas stop (Green Line)
Wellington Quay bus stop
Website templebargallery.com

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) is located in the centre of Temple Bar, Dublin.


The organisation was founded in 1983 and the original studios and gallery were located in a former clothing factory. The current building is a mid-nineties structure on the same site and was designed by Irish architects McCullough/Mulvin. The building contains a contemporary visual art gallery and thirty artists studios.[1][2]

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a limited company with charitable status that is artist-led. The voluntary Board is formally elected by the artist membership and comprises four artist members and five external professionals with different expertise and business acumen.[3] Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is a not for profit registered charity and receives its core funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. The gallery has been chosen to receive funding of an exchange of a student in Finland. In 2008 the Finnish photographer Heli Rekula spent her year here.[4]

In 2013 a sculpture by Irish artist Garrett Phelan consisting of a metal arch bearing the words Our Union Only in Truth was added to the roof of the building. The commission was funded through an online crowd funding campaign.[5][6]

Selected past exhibitions[edit]

  • Luke Fowler Pilgrimage from Scattered Points (March 2011)
  • Marjetica Potrč Florestania (October 2007)
  • Paul Nugent – Vigil (September 2007)
  • Group Exhibition Risa Sato, Eoin McHugh, Mark Garry Rapid Eye Movement (Summer 2007)
  • Matt Stokes Lost in the Rhythm – (January 2007)
  • First Irish solo exhibition and live event Sacred Selections – (February 2007)
  • Contemporary Organ recital with Matt Stokes, with organist Paul Ayers– Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin
  • Group Exhibition The Square Root of Drawing - (October 2006)
  • Lars Arrhenius - If Signs had Souls (July 2006) Elina Brotherus -The New Painting (June 2006)
  • Group Exhibition A Moment in Time - (Dec 2005 - Jan 2006) Contemporary Painting at TBG+S.
  • Garrett Phelan - Black Brain Radio (January 2006) Mark Clare - Know Thyself (August 2005)
  • Ene-Liis Semper Licked Room & FF/REW plus Father & Shifting Focus by Mark Raidpere (March - April 2005)


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