Supporters Club Talk #11: Oliver Dowling in conversation with TBG+S Director Clíodhna Shaffrey

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to present curator Oliver Dowling in the eleventh talk in this series.

Oliver Dowling is an independent curator with extensive experience, understanding and knowledge of the Irish visual arts scene. His career, spans from the late 1960’s to the present day. This conversation offers a unique occasion for audiences to hear from one of Ireland’s great art figures. Oliver’s unique experiences range from ROSC, to establishing his own gallery (The Oliver Dowling Gallery, 1971-1995), as Exhibitions Officer for the Arts Council of Ireland in the late 1960’s and again, as Visual Arts Officer in the late 1990’s to 2006, and as a co-founder of Dublin Contemporary, 2011. This conversation covering a particular and dynamic timespan in the history of contemporary art in Ireland, and involving range of incredible artists, moments and events, makes his personal insights and recollections precious.

The TBG+S series of Supporters Club Talks presents a strong line-up of guest speakers on the theme of ‘production, practice, ideas’. Places for this talk are reserved for TBG+S Supporters Club members. Become a Supporter by signing up on our website at or pay by cash or cheque at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. 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.

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5 – 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
T: 01 671 0073

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