TBA says YES

TBA says YES

TBA (Time-Based Art) Pop-Up venue is on the site of 17th century “The Blackamoor Head Inn” at 59 Dublin Street, Carlow. Since 2012, it’s hosted an eclectic array of artists and performers, including film director Lenny Abrahamson, Bedrock Theatre Company, … Continue reading


Site Specific Exhibition for Taylorfest

by Anthony Walsh and Tadhg McSweeney
T.B.A., 59 Dublin Street, Carlow
Launch 6pm 19th September – Culture Night
Runs 19th – 26th September.

Carlow-born William Desmond Taylor was a major figure in early Hollywood at a time when commercial film was still in its infancy. Inspired by proto-cinematic viewing devices, local artists Anthony Walsh and Tadhg McSweeney create a site specific exhibition for Taylorfest 2014 at TBA Pop-Up, 59 Dublin Street.

Tadhg McSweeney trained at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He lives and works in Carlow. McSweeney’s work involves the combination of found and close to hand materials, in the production of sculptures, machines, structures and landscapes. The results are part historical, quasi science fictional, visions for a new world. McSweeney is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin.

Anthony Walsh is an animator/artist from Carlow. He graduated from the Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot in 2004. A founding member of BLUEPRINT group from Carlow and involved with Taylorfest since its inception, Anthony works in a variety of media; animation, sculpture, drawing and painting. His recent work involves contemporary sculptural pieces made from found and recycled objects into which old 35mm film has been incorporated. These frames of film that otherwise would have been destroyed have been given new life in these quirky viewers.

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Interview & Performance from TBA @ Eigse

TBA Pop-Up curator, Marc-Ivan O’Gorman, discusses upcoming events at the Time-Based Art Venue for Eigse Carlow Arts Festival on KCLR FMs “Saturday Brunch” followed by a song, “Coffee Tastes Better”, from TBA performers “Ragged Morning Moon” (Brian and Diarmuid Glynn)


The Eclectic Light Programme –

TBA Pop-Up 2014 – Interview: Marc-Ivan O’Gorman

The TBA (Time Based Art) Pop-up for 2014 is an innovative use of an existing space and a bringing-together of various art forms which this year includes music, spoken word and theatre. There is a strong Calrow element and, intriguingly, a sibling theme. Here KCLR’s Martin Bridgeman interviews TBA’s curator Marc-Ivan O’Gorman about the upcoming events which will be held in Dublin Street, starting on June 6th, as part of Carlow’s Éigse 2014.


TBA 'Coming Up' for Eigse Poster

We’re Back!

TBA Pop-Up Interior

TBA Pop-Up opens for the second year during Carlow Arts Festival presenting a range of Video installations, Performances and Live Music. The venue, a 17th Century couching Inn, is fully licensed and serves locally produced craft beer and wine.

Previous performers and exhibitors include: film director Lenny Abrahamson, Bedrock Theatre Company, David Ayers Jazz Quartet, The Holy Roman Army and Storyteller Coilin OhAiseadha.

For details of upcoming events please see here:



TBA Pop-Up

59 Dublin Street Carlow

HRA @ TBA: the video clip

A brief excerpt from a performance by electronia act The Holy Roman Army at TBA Pop-Up, June 2013.
Brother and sister, Chris and Laura Coffey, originally from County Carlow are Dublin-based composers and performers with several albums to their name. At this experimental gig at TBA (Time-based Art) Pop-up space at 59 Dublin Street, Carlow they perform a cover of a recently popular song. This performance was the first time the HRA performed in their hometown.