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Outside Visual Arts in 2005

Outside visual arts (OVA) programme was set up in 1998 under the curatorial direction of Aileen Corkery. Since then OVA has placed TBP and our unique outdoor venue in Meeting House Square right at the cutting edge of Irish and international visual arts. OVA has brought Irish audiences into close contact with the work and personalities of internationally significant artists as diverse as Matthew Barney, Richard Billingham, Salla Tykka, William Klein, Douglas Gordon, and Jurgen Teller. As well as using OVA as a platform for presenting world class work, TBP has also used OVA to commission new work from top ranking artists including Paddy Jolley & Reynold Reynolds, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Phil Collins and, for our penultimate OVA project, McDermott & McGough.

What the critics say: ‘One of the most innovative and successful arts initiatives in Dublin and indeed the country as a whole’ and ‘a tribute to the cultural vision of TBP’. Irish Times, 2005.

The latest addition to the OVA legacy will be a fifteen-minute silent movie called ‘On that street’ which is set in 1928 and tells the story of how a young man encounters life in a big city for the first time. During November 2005 McDermott & McGough bring their unique and provocative perspectives on time, the present and the future to Meeting House Square. For more details on screening dates and times, check this website and watch the press for more details from October onwards.

TBP acknowledges the financial support of An Chomhairle Ealaíon/ The Arts Council towards the artists involved in this commission.