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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 and admission is always free.

Current Exhibitions

We place the artist 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.

A collage image of a black person with glasses on the left wearing a button-up shirt looking down at the prism shaped object in their hands. There are beige squiggly lines this person. On the right there is a sculpture and a framed photograph. In the centre there is a tree in the background and a person with blonde hair wearing a grey furry coat.
Alice Rekab
FAMILY LINES PROJECT

FAMILY LINES is a multi-platform project by artist Alice Rekab in collaboration with Éireann and I: A community archive for Black migrants in Ireland, and with contributions from Holly Graham, Salma Ahmad Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There

From Here to There brings together artists David Lunney, Katie Watchorn and Áine McBride. Over six weeks, they will work onsite at The Douglas Hyde using the gallery as a studio; a space to think, build, experiment, and make new work. The project began on the 20th September with the artists’ arrival into the gallery, […]

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.

A digital collage of a clay piece on the left and a photograph of a black woman on the right sitting down wearing a striped top and purple pants, there are three ginger cats at her feet. There are squiggly red marks around the clay piece and drawn red lines coming from the woman.
Alice Rekab
An Artistic Eye

As part of our An Artistic Eye Series we asked Alice Rekab: how do they become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do they all day?

A close up image of a white woman with curly black hair wearing silver earrings. The subtitle says
Elisabeth Subrin
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

To coincide with our latest iteration of our screening series, the Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an in-conversation event. Our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson will talk to artist and filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin about the making of ‘Shulie’, as well as giving an insight into Subrin’s forthcoming film and book project about the late […]

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.