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Welcome!

Welcome to The Douglas Hyde, a space to see and learn about contemporary art in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. We are open five days a week and admission is always free.

What's On

We place artists at the centre of what we do and we support them in making inspiring and ambitious exhibitions. Delve into our programme for exciting and boundary-breaking new ideas.

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Current and Upcoming Events

Diana Bamimeke
Attend To It

When I visit a show I want to write about, I have to spend a long time with it if I’m going to write about it in any meaningful way. I pack my bag with my supplies: my notepad, my pencil and two pens, a black one and a blue one. Despite its unassuming tools […]

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Symposium

Call for Papers deadline: 29 July 2022
Coinciding with the multiplatform project FAMILY LINES by artist Alice Rekab, The Douglas Hyde in collaboration with the School of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin (Black Studies Programme) will present a one day public Symposium titled Black Irish Contemporary Cultural Production and Social Processes.

Rema Hamid
FAMILY LINES Tour

In this tour, community organiser and poet Rema Hamid will explore the work of Alice Rekab within exhibition Family Lines. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.

Cairo Clarke
Writer Reponse

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where Curator and Writer Cairo Clarke will respond to the work of Alice Rekab and their current exhibition Family Lines.  

Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano
Curator's Tour | The Archive in Contemporary Art

In this tour, our Learning and Engagement Curator, Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano will unfold the notion of ‘the archive’ within Alice Rekab’s exhibition Family Lines. The field of contemporary art is increasingly being enriched by the work of artists whose practice is concerned with archival material. Their work have used, critiqued and re-interpreted existing archives […]

Éireann and I
Race, place and belonging: food and heritage

In this workshop, facilitated by Éireann and I, we invite you to share and celebrate your cultural food practices. Our food practices can be a ritual, an act of celebration, and a way to document our family histories. Participants will prepare and bring a dish and a corresponding food story. Using various artistic mediums we […]

Alice Rekab
Mythlantic Family/Clann Miotlantach

As part of our Culture Night 2022 programme, Alice Rekab will present a reading of their text Mythlantic Family/Clann Miotlantach. This reading will take place within the gallery activating new perspectives on the work in the exhibition. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.    

Alice Rekab
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where artist Alice Rekab will be joined in conversation by Georgina Jackson, Director at The Douglas Hyde, to discuss the many aspects of Rekab’s FAMILY LINES Project. The conversation will take place on Friday 23 September, 7pm, as part of our Culture Night 2022 Programme at […]

Opportunity

The Provost’s Fellowship in Curating 2022-2023

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art calls for applications for the 2022/2023 Provost’s Fellowship in Curating.

Learn & Engage

Are you curious about contemporary art? Whatever your knowledge – from newcomers to enthusiasts – engage, join in and learn more!

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An Artistic Eye

How do you become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do you all day? In this series of videos these questions and more are asked of various artists. Each of them will share their unique take on how, and when, they decided to become an artist, how their work is developed, what being an artist means to them, and things that they are excited about.

Art & Ideas

Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

Eric N. Mack
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where artist Eric N Mack will be joined in conversation by Georgina Jackson, Director at The Douglas Hyde, to discuss the many aspects of his new commission Scampolo!. The conversation took place on Thursday 26 May, 7pm, at The Douglas Hyde. Watch it now from the […]

Garrett Phelan
THERE ARE BETTER WAYS. EDUCATION, CLASS AND FREE THOUGHT FM

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the launch of the book THERE ARE BETTER WAYS. EDUCATION, CLASS AND FREE THOUGHT FM. To celebrate this timely book we presented a conversation between Kathleen Lynch (Professor Emerita of Equality Studies, UCD), artist Garrett Phelan and Liam Wegimont (Director of GENE-Global Network Europe) on class and education which took […]

How to Support Us

The Douglas Hyde has gained worldwide recognition in platforming new and diverse perspectives in contemporary art. In supporting us you are enabling artists to make their most ambitious work to date and helping to bring that work to new audiences.