Pallas Projects/Studios (founded 1996) is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to the facilitation of artistic production and discourse, via the provision of affordable artists studios in Dublin's city centre, and curated projects. PP/S addresses the necessity of providing space for artistic production and exhibition, and foregrounds the role of the project as a constant agent of discourse and transformation. Indeed, Pallas Projects is an umbrella label for a variety of spaces, exchanges, off-site projects, exhibitions, talks, resource programmes and publications conceived of and put into practice over a 20-year period.

Pallas Projects collaborates with artists, curators and writers to engage and develop current Irish contemporary art, through solo projects by Irish and international artists, alongside occasional thematic group exhibitions, and initiated exchanges with artists’ groups around Ireland and abroad. The ongoing project, with collaborators numbering well into the hundreds, has included exhibitions/performances by Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Manon De Boer, Brendan Earley, Clodagh Emoe, Alicia Frankovich, Martin Healy, Jesse Jones, Gereon Krebber, Niamh McCann, Nathaniel Mellors, Garrett Phelan, John Smith, Stephanie Syjuco, Hito Steyerl, and Mark Titchner.

PP/S is dedicated to providing a constant space for artistic production and exhibition in Dublin, via an alternative art methodology and DIY work ethic. With the backdrop of an unwillingness of developers to allow for the provision of a long-term cultural aspect to the regeneration of city-centre areas throughout the boom years, PP/S has been searching, inhabiting, and fighting to maintain as many as eight semi-permanent locations since 1996, and many more temporary offsite exhibition/project scenarios. These have included a four-year exhibition programme in a semi-derelict block of council flats, a white cube space in a former milking parlour, and collaborative projects with/in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin Docklands; Fire Station Artists’ Studios; The Red Stables; The Model, Sligo; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; 126, Galway; The Black Mariah, Cork; Project 304, Bangkok; Sub-Urban Video Lounge, Rotterdam; Auto Italia South East, London; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. A stubborn willingness to adapt and transform has enabled the project to both maintain and change, providing a fluid continuity within a difficult context.

Now relocated to a long–term studio & project space in The Coombe. Our new complex is an open space dedicated to the making and showing of visual art to our peers as well as a wide and diverse audience: via exhibitions, talks and tours, all are welcome and encouraged to engage with our programme of contemporary art and artist­–led practices.

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Pallas Projects/Studios
115–117 The Coombe
Dublin 8, Ireland

Gallery hours:
12–6pm, Thursday–Saturday (during exhibitions)

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Pallas Projects Limited is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital registered under the laws of Ireland, registered number 503645 and having its registered office at 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8.

Studios receive a subsidy through the Arts Council Workspace Award. PP/S receives no annual revenue or programming funding.

  • Personnel:
  • Mark Cullen—Director/Curator
  • Gavin Murphy—Director/Curator
  • Eve Woods—Projects & Research assistant
  • Gillian Lawler—Studio Coordinator

  • Board:
  • Caroline Cowley (Chair), Arts Officer, Fingal County Council
  • Brian Duggan, Artist/founder, Pallas Studios
  • Mark Cullen, Artist/founder, Pallas Studios
  • Helen Carey, Director, Fire Station Artists' Studios
  • Gavin Murphy, Artist/curator
  • Linda Doyle, Director, CONNECT
  • Stephen Browne, Barrister
  • Supporter: Jessamyn Fiore, Curator, co-director Gordon Matta-Clark Estate
  • Current Volunteers:
  • Sarah Caillet – Projects intern