In the City: Pharmakon

Temple Bar

24 – 26 Jun / 8:45 AM


The ‘Art of Care’ Painting Department collaboration with Temple Bar Medical Centre began in 2019 and since its inauguration, there have been three installations of work and seven artists have presented work. In addition to the exhibitions, Temple Bar Medical Centre hosted a Culture Night 2020 event during which some of the exhibiting artists met with a series of visitors to discuss their work. This year, Painting Department Graduate Mary Kervick worked as Project Coordinator alongside the Temple Bar Medical Centre's staff, Dr. Juilet Bressan and Jessica Bressan to curate and install the 2021 chapter of the project. Pharmakon was an exhibition of paintings in Temple Bar Medical Centre that ran from the 24 to 26 June. It displayed new works from artists: Hazel O’Sullivan, Ciara Aherne, Matthew Coll and Mary Kervick.

Image: Pharmakon, installation view, Temple Bar Medical Centre, 2021