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Explore the Archive

By supporting and trusting in artists to realise ambitious projects, The Douglas Hyde has gained worldwide recognition in platforming new and diverse perspectives in contemporary art. Explore our previous exhibitions, artist’s talks, screenings and much more by delving into our extensive archive.  

Our Exhibition Archive 1978—2021

The Arts Council of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin co-founded The Douglas Hyde in 1978 as the first university gallery and first publicly funded contemporary art exhibition space in Ireland. Delve into our extensive archive of exhibitions over the past 43 years. Use this link to explore the full list exhibitions between 1978 and 2011. 

From the Archive Project

This audience-led project spotlights previous exhibitions and events from our extensively rich archive by inviting you to pick your favourite moments. From your suggestions we revisit and bring to light exhibition images, reviews and ephemera.

Choose your favourite moment!

Francesca Woodman
Francesca Woodman

This month as part of the Your Gallery 3 series, we would like to thank writer and curator Pádraic E. Moore for contributing to the series via Twitter, suggesting that we look back at the 2001 exhibition of photographs by the artist Francesca Woodman (1958-1981). One of the nine iterations of the exhibition curated by […]

Isabel Nolan
Calling on Gravity

As part of our monthly From the Archive Project, we would like to thank one of the participants from our TY Project for contributing to the series. They requested that we look back at the 2017 exhibition Calling on Gravity by Isabel Nolan. In response, we have updated this page with installation images and images […]

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.

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