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Welcome!

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.

Explore our current exhibitions, artist talks, screenings and workshops or delve into our programmes for young people or our rich archive of exhibitions and events.

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.

Siobhán Hapaska
Medici Lion

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by renowned Irish-Parsee artist Siobhán Hapaska. Over the past three decades, Hapaska has created original and formally complex work, which defies categorization. She is a singular voice in contemporary sculpture, consistently pushing the convention of form and materials while astutely probing conflict, faith and […]

Liliane Tomasko
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 the next instalment, Siobhán Hapaska has invited artist Liliane Tomasko. In her practice, Liliane Tomasko explores the realms of dreams, memory, the […]

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Liliane Tomasko
Translation

Discover the world of Liliane Tomasko’s artistic practice through her insightful essay Translation exploring her distinctive formal approach to painting and the nuanced choices that define her unique visual language.

Ingrid Swenson
Writer Response

As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present In Conversation by curator and writer Ingrid Swenson responding to the work of Siobhán Hapaska and her exhibition Medici Lion.

Upcoming Exhibition

Know the artists we’re working with for upcoming exhibitions.

Deirdre O'Mahony
The Quickening

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art announces The Quickening, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving image, The Quickening responds to issues facing farming, food production and consumption, in the face of present ecological and climate crises. A nationwide project, the culmination of over […]

Upcoming Events

Explore our artist talks, screenings, tours, events and much more.

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Deirdre O'Mahony
SPUD

To coincide with Green Week 2024 at Trinity College Dublin, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present SPUD a short film by Deirdre O’Mahony with animation by Cian Brennan. SPUD is part of a multifaceted public art project by artist O’Mahony that emerged through artistic research and collaborative processes to produce space for public discourse […]

Deirdre O'Mahony
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a walk-through of the exhibition The Quickening where artist Deirdre O’Mahony and our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson, will discuss some of the themes, subject matter, histories and ideas of the work on show. The Artist Talk is free but booking is required. If you wish to attend, please […]

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.