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A photograph of a white tin jug, a white tin teapot and a smaller mustard yellow tin teapot placed on the floor. There is a pink and white curled wire coming out of the mustard yellow teapot. The background is blurred, but there is a crowd of people looking at a television on a chair.

Curator's Tour: How is it made?

What materials does an artist decide on and what are the reasons behind the choice? How do artists transform materials? How do materials convey meaning?

The question of how and why an artist uses materials has long been a topic of consideration in art history. Today, many artists are looking to this question and seeking to find a balance between what they use to make work and the concepts behind them. Providing agency to the materials themselves, artists are looking at materials as a means of communication, whether they are expanding on traditional media and narratives or utilizing everyday objects to construct new forms.

Looking at the work of David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn within the exhibition From Here to There, this themed tour led by our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano will focus on materials and processes as a way to explore how the choice of material impacts the ideas the artwork communicates to the viewer as well as help us gaining a deeper understanding of how artists work today.

Current Events

Anne Tallentire
response response

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to share Anne Tallentire’s response to the work of Áine McBride within the exhibition From Here to There. Embodying Tallentire’s practice response response formalises ongoing concerns between the artists. The response takes a material form in three parts: a PDF file, a double sided AO […]

Ufuoma Essi
All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the fourth of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: All That You Can’t Leave Behind by Ufuoma Essi (2019). Selected by Éireann and I, All That You Can’t Leave Behind is an experimental film that works with appropriated video […]

A photograph of three groupings of different coloured lengths of wood. Each bundle of wood is held together with a metal clasp on the concrete floor. On the left there is a raised shiny surface.
Anne Tallentire
Artist Reponse

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce an Artist’s Response where artist, Anne Tallentire will respond to the work of Áine McBride within the exhibition From Here to There.

Upcoming Events

A photograph of seven silver cactus-like sculptures in The Douglas Hyde. The sculptures are different heights and sizes.
Daphne Wright
Artist Response

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce an Artist’s Response where artist, Daphne Wright will respond to the work of Katie Watchorn within the exhibition From Here to There.

A black and white photograph of people walking through the glass doors of the Berkeley Library in Trinity College Dublin. The photograph is situated on a concrete wall with of imprinted wood grooves. There is a grey corner panel with a black TV screen situated on the left, beside the photograph.
David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the From Here to There exhibition project. The conversation will take on Thursday, 3 February, from 7 pm at The Douglas Hyde. To book […]

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