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Welcome to The Douglas Hyde, a unique 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

The Douglas Hyde features an extensive programme of inspiring exhibitions, artist projects, talks, events and screenings onsite, offsite and online.

Bassam Al-Sabah
IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Bassam Al-Sabah titled IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS in Gallery 1. In IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS, Al-Sabah transforms the gallery into a fantasy dreamscape embracing the shape-shifting potential of computer-animated worlds with a series of new sculptural works […]

Jennifer Mehigan
Nightbloom Chokehold

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Jennifer Mehigan titled Nightbloom Chokehold. This exhibition is part of the ongoing series of solo exhibitions under the title The Artist’s Eye which asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. Acknowledging the […]

Bassam Al-Sabah and Jennifer Mehigan
Artist Talk

The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to Bassam Al-Sabah and Jennifer Mehigan about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS  and Nightbloom Chokehold exhibition projects. The talk will take place on Thursday, 9 February at 7pm, […]

Stephen Sexton
Writer Response

As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer Stephen Sexton will respond to the work of Bassam Al-Sabah and his current exhibition: IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS  

Kian Benson Bailes
Queer Possibility

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce the upcoming talk by artist Kian Benson Bailes, in which he will explore queer possibility as a gateway to creating new narratives, in the context of his own practice and Bassam Al-Sabah’s exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS Booking required. Please complete the booking form from […]

Upcoming Exhibitions

We produce and commission contemporary art, supporting Irish and international artists to make bold new work for pivotal solo exhibitions. Know the artists we’re working with for upcoming exhibitions.  

Uri Aran

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the first institutional exhibition in Ireland by artist Uri Aran. Aran has a decidedly unfixed relationship to media, combining aspects of sculpture, video, painting, drawing, and installation, challenging the traditional formal constraints of each. His work explores the humour, poetics and manipulations of everyday objects and popularly held […]

Josh Tonsfeldt
The Artist's Eye

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, Uri Aran has invited longtime friend and collaborator Josh Tonsfeldt. Josh Tonsfeldt’s practice is rooted in everyday life and […]

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.