Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to announce the awarded artists from our open calls for Three Year Membership Studios and Project Studios. Three Year Membership Studios have been awarded to David Beattie, Jenny Brady, Forerunner (Tanad Aaron and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch), Mairead O’hEocha, Tamsin Snow. Project Studios have been awarded to Léann Herlihy, Eleanor McCaughey, Rajinder Singh, Suzanne Walsh.
Three Year Membership Studios at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios offer a long-term tenure to artists who have developed an established, professional practice. Project Studios are aimed at artists developing exciting emerging practices. The artists were awarded their studios by a selection panels including current TBG+S Studio Members and international curators, following open submission application processes. The artists will begin their studio tenure over the coming months.
Each year, TBG+S provides excellent workspaces for over thirty artists to work in Dublin city centre. The artwork made in the Studios is often exhibited throughout the world. As well as studio space, TBG+S offers the artists professional development opportunities such as studio visits from international visiting curators and artists. TBG+S is delighted to welcome all ten artists and we look forward to supporting them to make ambitious new work in the years to come.
David Beattie’s work encourages a sense of curiosity and exploration in the act of displacing quotidian objects. Assembled from a variety of everyday materials, his work attempts to provide a framework for examining our surroundings through sculpture, photography and sound. This process of engagement can be seen as a search for a tangible present through the intermediary moments where physics, philosophy, technology, and nature collide.
Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker whose moving image works circulate in gallery and film festival contexts. Her research based projects emerge from an ongoing enquiry into the role of speech and language in human agency. She is interested in the ways in which we form ourselves as thinkers and speakers, and the role of language in the formation of identity.
Forerunner is a collaborative vehicle used by Tanad Aaron, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch and Tom Watt, that draws in the expertise of other practitioners. Architecturally interrogating Fine Art and specific objects built for, or against, a function, Forerunner are interested in the history of art practices and the fabrication and creation process used, or deemed usable, by artists. Working with commonplace materials lends their works a familiarity while allowing re-examination in a new context.
Mairead O’hEocha‘s practice is largely conducted through the medium of paint. Her work re-casts still life, landscape, natural history and interiors into new visual registers which consider both the role of painting in the realm of contemporary image production, and our progressive estrangement from the ‘natural’.
Tamsin Snow creates CGI films, sculptures and immersive installations that embody the materials, aesthetics and principles of modernist architecture. Snow’s continued interest in buildings and rooms that are designed to serve a specific function draws from art galleries, mortuaries and imagined representations of cryogenics laboratories, each suspending a precarious balance of pragmatism, spirituality and otherworldliness.
Léann Herlihy’s practice is fully intertwined with their concerns about how the body, as a concept, and an artist’s ‘body of work’ hold space in a society that deprives marginalised communities of the same. Using their body, and its occupancy of space, as a means of resistance and advocacy for peripheral voices, Herlihy’s radical performances destabilise societal values.
Eleanor McCaughey’s multi-faceted installations of paintings, sculpture, video, and sound are concerned with material religion and popular culture, and look at how agents of faith act as a channel for petition. McCaughey sacralises everyday objects by ‘mashing-up’ the increasingly secular values of our time with a variety of borrowed spiritual sources, that also acknowledge the fetishisation of commodification.
Rajinder Singh uses choreography as a medium of protest, with the body utilised to form an answer to oppression. His multi-disciplinary practice explores ideas around the vulnerable body and its pain, interrogating the economies of power that deny it space and shape. Singh works closely with migrant activists in Ireland, especially with the End Direct Provision campaign, to explore the ways the human body unfolds around topographic and symbolic borders.
Suzanne Walsh is a cross-disciplinary artist and writer, working mainly with text, performance, and audio. Her work is a playful critique of value systems and human/non-human relationships, that draws from scientific as well as esoteric sources.