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Mosaic

We are delighted to announce the launch of the fourth iteration of The Douglas Hyde Magazine!

Mosaic is a forum for experimental and plural perspectives on the role of art in society, initiated and delivered by The Douglas Hyde Student Forum Group 2023.

The Student Forum Group 2023 are all students or recent graduates from across Ireland and multiple disciplines who have engaged with The Douglas Hyde programming over the last twelve months. When they first met in January of 2023, Identity/Community quickly emerged in discussion as the key theme the group wanted to explore over the coming year. Conversations flowed around selfhood and personal memories, which moved towards ideas of shared cultural memory informing how we perceive and are perceived by the world. The inextricable nature of identity and community was also raised; to have an identity is by extension to be part of a community, and belonging to a community lends the individual an identity. The title, Mosaic, the bringing together of distinct elements to form a coherent whole, reflects this logic.

Perspectives presented by each member of the group vary; from lived experiences to imagined futures, to the evaluation of our engagement with the world around us. Each contribution offers us an opportunity to think, engage, reflect and imagine.

The Douglas Hyde Magazine will be launched at the gallery on Friday 26 January at 6 pm. No booking required

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Current Events

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A field of yellow flowers with a red tractor on the background
Joanna Walsh
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A close up of a Dung Beetle
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Deirdre O'Mahony
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Stylised graphic of a potato plan
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To coincide with Green Week 2024 at Trinity College Dublin, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present SPUD a short film by Deirdre O’Mahony with animation by Cian Brennan. SPUD is part of a multifaceted public art project by artist O’Mahony that emerged through artistic research and collaborative processes to produce space for public discourse […]

Solar farm within an overgrown green field
Student Forum Group
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Areal view of tractor marks in a field
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