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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.

Eric N. Mack
Scampolo!

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present Eric N. Mack’s first solo exhibition in Ireland titled Scampolo! or remnant in Italian. Working onsite over the past few weeks, Mack has created an expansive new site-specific installation that tethers to the gallery’s architecture and presents a series of movements through abstraction, colour and image for viewers.

Leslie Hewitt
The Artist's Eye | Reading Room

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, Eric N. Mack has invited artist Leslie Hewitt. They first met at The Studio Museum in Harlem’s open […]

Current and Upcoming Events

Zinzi Minott
Fi Dem II

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the eighth of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES. Aiming to platform the voices of Black artists and artists of colour and to represent intergenerational legacies of self-representation in the production of film, writing and visual art, Alice […]

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David Lunney
Workshop: Layers of Making

Layers of Making is a workshop by artist David Lunney exploring his string wrapping processes. In Lunney’s practice, all surfaces are decorated and adorned, often with neat rows of colourful strings, wools, ribbons and beads. Through the act of making Lunney will guide the participants through these processes and, in doing so elucidate some of […]

Learn & Engage

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

Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano
Curator's Tour | Painting in the expanded Field

In this tour, our Learning and Engagement Curator, Dr. Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano will unfold the notion of ‘expanded painting’ within Eric N. Mack’s exhibition Scampolo! Considering the seminal 1979 essay by Rosalind Krauss entitled Sculpture in the Expanded Field the term expanded painting looks at artworks and artists that are deeply related to the medium of painting, […]

Eric N Mack & Leslie Hewitt
Weekly Tours

Gallery staff will give informal lunchtime tours of the exhibitions by Eric N. Mack and Leslie Hewitt each Saturday at 2pm until the shows end on May 29, 2022. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.

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.

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 […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn
In conversation with Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano will talk to David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn about the many aspect of the From Here to There exhibition project. The conversation will take on Thursday, 3 February, from 7 pm at The Douglas Hyde. […]

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.