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The Quickening

Gabriel Coleman
THE INSTITUTE

THE INSTITUTE is a collaborative storytelling card game where players assume the role of delegates convening at a powerful and prestigious Institute to address an urgent issue. Throughout the course of the game, players collectively determine what that issue is, how the Institute aims to address it, and all the office politics in between. Based […]

Alisha Doody
Seeds of Thought: Letters to the Future of Farming and Food in The Quickening

Seeds of Thought is a collaborative workshop that invites participants to engage deeply with The Quickening, a multilayered artwork focused on the crucial themes of food sustainability, farming, and the future of food production. Through the introspective and creative process of letter writing, attendees will communicate directly with the envisioned future, the farmers, the landscapes, […]

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Creative Labs

As a part of Deirdre O’Mahony’s ground-breaking exhibition, The Quickening, The Douglas Hyde is thrilled to introduce a series of dynamic Creative Labs. The Creative Labs aim to ignite collective imagination and action in response to the pressing challenges of food production, farming, and the climate crisis. Each Lab will be designed to investigate innovation […]

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Eat Food Policy Workshop

As part of Deirdre O’Mahony’s The Quickening exhibition engagement programme, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the Eat Food Policy Workshop, a generative event responding to the urgent need for a multidisciplinary approach to food production, farming, and the climate crisis. Guest scientists, farmers, food producers and policymakers from the community are invited to propose topics for discussion […]

A close up of a Dung Beetle
Deirdre O'Mahony
Reading List

Each Wednesday, from April 3, we will share highlights from Deirdre O’Mahony’s literary and academic inspirations. Over the course of 12 weeks, uncover a weekly gem from the artist’s library, each book having played a pivotal role in shaping her research and creative processes for The Quickening project. These carefully selected recommendations will be available […]

Stylised graphic of a potato plan
Deirdre O'Mahony
SPUD

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
Open Forum

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present our third Open Forum. Hosted and delivered by the Student Forum Group, Open Forum is an initiative that aims to create a safe space in which everyone can gather to share thoughts, experiences and stories, find out about specific topics and interact with members of their communities through […]

Areal view of tractor marks in a field
The Quickening
Walls & Halls Tour

The Quickening by Deirdre O’Mahony will tour six rural locations in the East and South East of Ireland, among them barns, farms and community centres as part of the Walls & Halls Tour. Each screening includes a respondent and Q&A session which will focus on a particular aspect of the film, developed in partnership with local […]