113% Funded


Target: €14000


€15,895 Raised


114 Funders


By Temple Bar Gallery + Studios


For the last 30 years Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (TBG+S) has been a hub for artistic activity in Dublin City, with hundreds of artists using studio facilities, hundreds more exhibiting in the gallery and thousands upon thousands of visitors experiencing inspirational visual art though our diverse programme of exhibitions and events.

To mark our 30th anniversary, TBG+S are commissioning artist Garrett Phelan to make an iconic art work for Dublin. Launching on May 1st, ‘OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH’ will stand tall on the roof of TBG+S, looking over Temple Bar Square. This art work will act as a beacon for the TBG+S building and share an uplifting message as a new landmark for the city and its inhabitants.

Garrett Phelan has exhibited extensively in Ireland and internationally, most recently a major solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and a commission for the 11th Lyon Biennale. His distinctive art practice directly engages with immersive and ambitious site-specific projects such as FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography and animation. The multiple meanings in the sentence ‘OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH’ reclaim language from religious ideologies and bureaucratic systems into a proposal for a new union – one which we can all be a part of. This gives us the space to contemplate and re-imagine new belief systems as we endeavor to emerge from economic and social instability.

The Fund it campaign for this project is not only intended as a way to fund the work, but as an integral part of the project itself. For the duration of its display on the roof of TBG+S, the funders will take collective ownership of the work for themselves, for their loved ones and for all the citizens of the city.

As an exciting development of the project, Garrett Phelan has produced a number of exclusive limited edition art works as rewards for funding the work. On offer are a specially designed limited edition hoodie, a designed limited edition shoulder patch and a limited edition Maquette of the ‘OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH’ sculpture. In supporting this fund-it campaign you will acquire original art works by this important artist and also play a critical role in realizing what is destined to become an iconic art work for Dublin.

All funders of this project will receive invitations to the launch of OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH in Temple Bar on 1st May 2013

To make this exciting project happen, and in exchange for great rewards, we need you to pledge your support now!

With thanks Claire, Rayne, Anne.




We Made It!!!

Dear Friends and Funders, We are delighted to have reached and exceeded our funding target for OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH! On the final day of our campaign, we got confirmation that we have been accepted for the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht's Philanthropy leverage scheme, which added an extra €2,800 on to our campaign and pushed us over our target so we are now 107% funded! The campaign closes at noon tomorrow (Thursday 18th) so there is still time to get your hands on one of the amazing hoodies or patches! Thanks for your support, We look forward bringing this wonderful art work and positive message to the city in the next weeks. And we look forward to welcoming you, our funders, to TBG+S for the launch on 1st May, when you can also claim your rewards. More info to follow soon The Team at TBG+S

3 days to go!

Dear Funders Our fund it campaign for OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH is now 81% funded! The campaign ends on Thursday at noon, and we still have one final push to ensure that we make our target and are able to bring this fantastic art work by Garrett Phelan to Dublin city. All going to plan, we will have a launch party for the funders on Wednesday 1st May so help us to make sure we will all be able to celebrate by sharing the campaign with your network. Thank you for your support! The team at TBG+S

2 weeks to go, half way there!

Hi everyone We have just under two weeks left of our Fund It Campaign and so far, thanks to your support, we are over 50% funded for this amazing project. We have released an artist’s impression how the final work will look when it is installed on top of our building on 1st May. You can see this by copying the link below http://www.templebargallery.com/news/article/our-union-only-in-truth-new-Press-release A new article by Totally Dublin sees Garrett Phelan talking to Rosa Abbott about OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH and the ideas and motivations behind it. This gives a great insight into the ideas behind the work and can be read here: http://totallydublin.ie/arts-culture/our-union-only-in-truth-garrett-phelan-on-dublins-newest-landmark/ This campaign offers a chance to own a limited edition art work by Garrett Phelan, so help us get it over the line by sharing our Fund It page with your friends and family! Thanks for all of your support so far. With your continued help we will make OUR UNION ONLY IN TRUTH a new and iconic feature of the Dublin Skyline. Rayne

funders (114)

There are 106 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project