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Art & Ideas

Art presents us with new perspectives on the world we live in and brings about a better understanding of ourselves and each other. Explore the fascinating ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

There are nine flat screen TVs on stands arranged in three groupings. On one of the screens there is a video still of the back of a white man's head and on another screen there is a video still of a middle aged black man. There are speakers on stands beside the flat screen TVs and cables on the floor.
A woman in a navy coat and a man in a navy coat and a red hat are in conversation. There are three white pillars in front of them and two shelves with sculptures on the left and the right.
A close up photograph of a sound desk with many different coloured knobs. A hand is twisting one of the knobs. Different cables are coming out of the sound desk.

Artist Talks

Hear artists talk about their work, the things that inspire them and the development of their solo exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde. Click here for a full list of our Artists Talks.
Eric N. Mack
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where artist Eric N Mack will be joined in conversation by Georgina Jackson, Director at The Douglas Hyde, to discuss the many aspects of his new commission Scampolo!. The conversation took place on Thursday 26 May, 7pm, at The Douglas Hyde. Watch it now from the […]

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. […]

An Artistic Eye

How do you become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do you all day?

In this series of videos these questions and more are asked of artists Dorothy Cross, Atsushi Kaga, Sam Keogh, Alice Rekab, Eva Rothschild, Bassam Al-Sabah, Sibyl Montague, Áine McBride, Isabel Nolan, Garrett Phelan, and Marcel Vidal.

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 photograph of an artist studio with a man sitting in the corner. There are materials on the floor and a tapestry being made; it is leaning on the left wall.
Bassam Al-Sabah
An Artistic Eye

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

Response Series

The Response Series generates collaborations between experts, researchers, and artists not only across disciplines but also across methodologies and approaches to research and practice, with a view to creating new experiences and forms of knowledge. Click here for a full list of our Response Series.

Cairo Clarke
ON BECOMING

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to share Cairo Clarke’s response to the work of Alice Rekab within the exhibition Family Lines. ON BECOMING formalises concepts of belonging, identity and embodiment. The response takes a material form in three parts: a PDF file, a double sided A3 poster, and double […]

Diana Bamimeke
Attend To It

When I visit a show I want to write about, I have to spend a long time with it if I’m going to write about it in any meaningful way. I pack my bag with my supplies: my notepad, my pencil and two pens, a black one and a blue one. Despite its unassuming tools […]

Screening Series

The Screening Series brings together works by artists and filmmakers who seek to challenge the conventions of the moving image and to examine its evolving role. Click here for a full list of our Screenings.

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 […]

Holly Graham
Momma . Me Mudder . Sis . Brodder . Sweetie . Carmen . Plummy

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the seventh of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: Petname: Momma . Me Mudder . Sis . Brodder . Sweetie . Carmen . Plummy by Holly Graham (2014). A brother nicknamed ‘Brother’ A sister referred to as ‘Momma’ A […]

Music Sessions

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a new series of Music Sessions with an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries through music. The programme supports and commissions new work, inviting artists to create new and fun engagements through music.

Frank Sweeney
LIVE DANCE YOUR WAY TO THE 4TH SIGNAL

LIVE DANCE YOUR WAY TO THE 4TH SIGNAL was the first of a new series of Music Sessions with an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries through music. The programme supports and commissions new work, inviting artists to create new and fun engagements through music. The session was live streamed […]

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.