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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. Book your visit here.

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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.

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 Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and Mixed-Race […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There: Art in Process

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.

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?

Tiffany Sia
Weird Time & SEA–SHIPPING–SUN

Artist Tiffany Sia presents a response to Yuri Pattison’s solo exhibition the engine. Weird Times is a chapbook by Tiffany Sia and Yuri Pattison on time-telling and hegemony. Featuring writing by Sia and images selected by Pattison, it is a brief history on the development of time-keeping technologies. While SEA – SHIPPING – SUN, a meditation on maritime trade routes, is a […]

Dean Kissick
The Cosmic Artist

Using key critical ideas presented by the exhibition programming, the Response Series presents experimental and transdisciplinary collaborations between exhibiting artists and other artists, writers, researchers or experts. On this occasion, we invited Dean Kissick, writer and New York editor of Spike Art Magazine to respond to Yuri Pattisson exhibition the engine. The collaboration between Dean […]

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.