RHA Friends Event

Temple Bar Gallery and Black Church Print Studios
23 Jan 2018
Time: 11 am

Exhibition Tour, Otobong Nkanga at Temple bat Gallery + Studio with Curator, Rayne Booth and Tour of Black Church Print Studios

Curator, Rayne Booth will guide the Friends of the RHA and TBG+S Supporters through Otobong Nkanga’s exhibition showing at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Otobong Nkanga’s multifaceted work was first introduced to Ireland with a large tapestry titled The Weight of Scars, presented in Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International 2016, Limerick. In a constantly evolving shared conversation, Nkanga, born 1974, Kano, Nigeria, observes authoritative systems and fragmented histories in relation to organic connectedness and the environment. Through drawings, installations, photographs, performances, and sculptures, she carefully considers grave societal issues to do with land, natural and human resources and their exploitation. Based on her own experiences, memories, in-depth research and artistic processes, Nkanga explores the use and cultural values embedded in materials, constructions, networks, and received ideas. Her engaged and engaging poetic forms of narration, voice important questions about our world. Working with guest curator Caroline Hancock, Otobong Nkanga has created new work for Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

After the talk at TBG+S, Friends will move next door to Black Church Print Studios where they will receive a tour of the print facil- ities. BCPS is an artists’ collective located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin that supports and promotes the development of contemporary art practice through the medium of printmaking. This is achieved through the provision of excellent studio facilities, a diverse artistic programme, and by the promotion of ne art print as a leading art form both nationally and internationally.

On the day, RHA Friends can also avail of a 10% discount on TBG+S Supporters Club membership, discounts do not apply to concession rates.

Contact Friends Co-ordinator, Róisín Bohan by email friends@rhagallery.ie or tel: 01 661 2558 to book or for more information. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

Image: Otobong Nkanga, The Weight of Scars, 2015 (detail), 4 tapestries, woven textile and photography, viscose bast, mohair, polyester, bio-cotton, linen, acrylic, and inkjet print on 10 laser-cut Forex plates, Image courtesy of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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