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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.

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.

A black and white photograph of a black man lying down with a hand on his bare chest and a hand palm up placed on the pillow beside his head.
Black Audio Film Collective
Twilight City

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the second of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES, Black Audio Film Collective’s film Twilight City (1989). This seminal film uses a fictional letter from a woman to her mother considering a return to London, to create a framework for […]

A photograph of two black people crouched down with their arms stretched out and hands placed on the other person's shoulders.
Onyeka Igwe
The names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the third of the Screenings of Art from the African Diaspora, part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: The names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered by Onyeka Igwe (2019). Selected by Éireann and I, The names have changed, including my own and truths […]

Artist Talks

Hear artists talk about their work, the things that inspire them and the development of their solo exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde.
Yuri Pattison
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

Yuri Pattison is considered to be one of the most influential young artists addressing the impact of digital technology on both infrastructure and everyday life. Pattison works across video, sculpture and online platforms to explore the political, material and social consequences of the rapid development of technology. His works move across platforms and materialities, connecting […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Andrew Jackson
Us and Them

Dr Andrew Jackson  responds to Steve Bishop’s exhibition Security (2020) with an essay titled “Us and Them” found below.

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?

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.