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Panel Discussion

Love is the Message, The Message is Death

Join us on Thursday 3 November, 6pm, for a discussion with artists Alice Rekab, Chinedum Muotto, E The Artist (Daranijoh Sanni), researcher and educator Dr John Wilkins, and DHG Director Georgina Jackson, in response to the work. Free to attend. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.

Garrett Phelan

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the launch of the book THERE ARE BETTER WAYS. EDUCATION, CLASS AND FREE THOUGHT FM. To celebrate this timely book we presented a conversation between Kathleen Lynch (Professor Emerita of Equality Studies, UCD), artist Garrett Phelan and Liam Wegimont (Director of GENE-Global Network Europe) on class and education which took […]

Niamh O'Malley, Aleana Egan, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Isabel Nolan
Aspects of contemporary Irish sculptural practice

On the occasion of Niamh O’Malley’s exhibition of new sculpture and video work which continues in Gallery 2 until May 27, 2017, Isobel Harbison will lead a discussion on aspects of contemporary Irish sculptural practice with O’Malley, Aleana Egan, Caoimhe Kilfeather, and Isabel Nolan. Click here for information on Niamh O’Malley’s exhibition. 

Paper Visual Art
Talk on the Work of Adam Curtis

The Douglas Hyde are pleased to host a Paper Visual Art talk on the recent work by British filmmaker Adam Curtis, particularly his 2016 essay-film Hypernormalisation. Alice Butler of the Irish Film Institute, Francis Halsall of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and independent filmmaker Tadhg O’Sullivan (The Great Wall) have been invited […]

Panel Discussion
DHG@40: A Celebration

2018 marks the fortieth anniversary of The Douglas Hyde. Co-founded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, as both the first public gallery dedicated to contemporary art and first university gallery in Ireland, it opened on March 1, 1978.

Panel Discussion
Natural Capital

“Natural Capital is a concept that unites the economy and the environment as allies for a sustainable future.” ( “… the mastery of non-mastery: a mastering or endless perfecting of the art of conveying that there are some things that cannot – and should not – be mastered or captured.” Shela Sheikh, Planting Seeds/The Fires […]

Panel Discussion
Reforming the Leaving Certificate

Does the Leaving Certificate need to be reformed? What system could replace it? Liam Wegimont, Principal at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and Chair and Co-Founder of Global Education Network Europe, will host a panel discussion addressing these questions with representatives from key Irish educational bodies.