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Lecture

Cliona Harmey
Vertical Thoughts

For this project, Cliona Harmey has chosen to screen two moving image works which function as a springboard for a visual response to ideas of narrative, media history, infrastructure, verticality and technology. A Glimpse of Common Territory by artist and film-maker Michelle Deignan will be shown, followed by a rare 16 mm screening of Side/Walk/Shuttle, a seminal work by […]

Dr Jana van der Ziel Fischerova
Cultural Censorship in Czechoslovakia

The photographer Josef Sudek is mainly associated with the city of Prague, but some of his most striking works were taken in nearby suburban, rural or industrial areas where he made elegant use of the panoramic format. In the late 1950s he travelled frequently to the Most Basin in North Bohemia, an area where the countryside […]

Unwelcome Guests
Art & Ethics

Thomas Davis Theatre, The Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin For this seminar on art and ethics, artist Eoghan McIntyre has invited contributions from Dr Ben Bramble (Trinity College Dublin) and artist Isadora Epstein. The event will be chaired by curator Benjamin Stafford. In 2011, the artist John Timberlake wrote, “the radical quality of art is […]

Tim Stott
On Isabel Nolan

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to share details of this upcoming talk by Tim Stott on the work of Isabel Nolan, in which he will discuss her current exhibition Calling on Gravity in the context of her broader practice. Dr Tim Stott is an art historian and critic who lectures on Art History and Visual […]

Dr Caitriona Leahy
On Isabel Nolan

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to share details of this upcoming talk on Isabel Nolan by Dr Caitriona Leahy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, Trinity College Dublin. Isabel Nolan’s solo exhibition Calling on Gravity comprises suspended and floor-based sculptures, portrait paintings, drawings, photographs and a rug. These new works unsettle simple certainties such […]

Dr Eileen Culloty
Documenting War Through Art And Photography

On the occasion of Dublin Gallery Weekend, Dr Eileen Culloty will give a talk on her research. A documentary and news media researcher at the Institute for Future Media and Journalism, Dublin City University, she looks at the role of images in stimulating change, with an emphasis on climate change, war and conflict media. For this […]

Professor Trevor Hodkinson
Botanical Collecting in the Cradle of Agriculture and Beyond

Lecture Theatre, Dept. of Botany, Trinity College The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce an upcoming talk presented in collaboration with the Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin. In the context of Abbas Akhavan’s exhibition variations on a garden, Professor Trevor Hodkinson will discuss ‘Botanical Collecting in the Cradle of Agriculture and Beyond’. An Associate Professor […]

Ingrid Lyons
Orange Wrappers

“Intelligent collecting begins with the discovery or deepening awareness of core values through their reflection in objects that are found attractive; it expands from the confirmation of what we know and like into the enjoyment of otherness and different ways of understanding life. As William Davies King observes in Collections of Nothing, ‘Collecting, like art, […]

Response to a Request
Closing Event

Response to a Request was an art-writing publication that ran from August 2016 to July 2017. Over that time, it published twenty-two texts, each in response to an image that was of particular interest or value to the writer – this included a painting by Agnes Martin, a photograph by Andre Kertész, and another photo from […]