A free lunchtime outdoor tour introducing three contemporary art exhibitions in Temple Bar.
Join us this month at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for an introduction to their current exhibition Wayward Eye. We will then visit Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre for an introduction to Prix Pictet and Emma Wolf-Haugh’s Domestic Optimism, taking in some points of interest along the way.
This 45 minute tour is a great introduction to the arts in Temple Bar. Led by friendly curators and staff, enjoy a unique opportunity to gain insight into these exhibitions and organisations in a relaxed outdoor environment. Afterwards you will be free to enjoy the afternoon, viewing these exhibitions at your own pace.
We’ll meet on Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 2pm outside Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Book a spot and be introduced to our vibrant contemporary arts organisations and community.
Wayward Eye at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios features TBG+S studio artists, Vivienne Dick, Sarah Pierce, Marcel Vidal, Eimear Walshe, takes its title from a photography project by architect Denise Scott Brown. As Scott Brown puts it, there is a “messy vitality” to everyday urban architecture. The exhibition encourages wayward looking beyond and around our everyday perspectives of the familiar city environment, in order to examine new ways of participating in civic collectivity.
Prix Pictet at the Gallery of Photography takes the theme of Hope. It is a particularly significant theme for a world now slowly emerging from the shadow of a devastating pandemic and facing equally formidable challenges in the years ahead. The Prix Pictet is the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability. Its purpose is to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to critical sustainability issues that threaten humanity and the planet that we share with the rest of the natural world. We are especially pleased to have two Irish photographers nominated for such a prestigious award.
Domestic Optimism by Emma Wolf-Haugh at Project Arts Centre presents two ‘acts’. Act One: Modernism–A Lesbian Love Story explores the lesbian flâneur as an avatar figure that liberates the domesticated body into the mutable space of the city. Act Two: Radclyffe Hall–The Lazerbeam Theirstory Projects enters into speculative exchange with the often misrepresented history of Ballymun, a post-war style high rise social housing estate built on Dublin’s northside in the 1960s. The newly commissioned works include tailored screens, pop-up furniture, photo-walls (produced in collaboration with the artists Kerstin Honeit and Line Skywalker Karlström), zines and video works. With their warped aesthetics of museum display, the collective works underline the unmaking of normatively structured representation.
Image: Installation view Domestic Optimism, Act One: Modernism–A Lesbian Love Story & Act Two: Radclyffe Hall–The Lazerbeam Theirstory Projects by Emma Wolf-Haugh, 2021. Photo by Louis Haugh