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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 […]

Niamh O'Malley
Tour

Please join us for an informal lunchtime tour in which Niamh O’Malley will discuss her practice in relation to her current exhibition. The show, which continues until Saturday, May 27, 2017, is comprised of new video, sculpture and drawing.

Dr Georgina Jackson
On Abbas Akhavan

Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of The Douglas Hyde, will lead a tour of the current exhibition by Abbas Akhavan, variations on a garden. Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, this is Akhavan’s first solo exhibition in Ireland. In his practice, the domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been […]

Donal Maguire on 'Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen' | Rachel McIntyre on 'variations on a garden' by Abbas Akhavan

We are delighted to invite you to a special two exhibition tour of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen along with our current solo exhibition by Abbas Akhavan, variations on a garden.

Aisling Ní Aodha
Student Forum Tour

Aisling Ní Aodha is a third year Paint and Visual Culture Student in NCAD, as well as a member of The Douglas Hyde Student Forum, a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. These engagements include leading tours […]

Liam Foran & Emma Gilleece
Open House at The Douglas Hyde

Open House is an annual three-day festival of architecture, opening up usually inaccessible architectural treasures to the public with a programme of tours and talks. A renowned example of Brutalist architecture, The Douglas Hyde will be participating in Open House 2018 with a day-long programme of events. Join us on 13 October between 11am and […]

Siobhán Kane
Student Forum Tour

Siobhán Kane is a lecturer at University College Dublin and a member of The Douglas Hyde Student Forum, a group of students and recent graduates who engage with the Gallery and its programming in different ways over the course of twelve months. As part of this engagement, Siobhán will lead a tour of our current […]

Curator’s Walk-Through
‘my comfort and my joy’ and The Artist’s Eye: Paddy Bloomer

To mark the final day of my comfort and my joy by Seamus Harahan and Thomas McCarthy, and The Artist’s Eye: Paddy Bloomer, curator and The Douglas Hyde Director Georgina Jackson will lead a walk-through of both exhibitions. Jackson commissioned this latest solo show from Harahan and worked closely with the artist throughout the production […]

Laurence Counihan
Student Forum Tour of Wild Relatives

The Douglas Hyde Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with the Gallery’s programming over 12 months. The ‘Anthropocene’ describes the dawning of a new geological epoch, one wherein the human race exists as the principle agent of ecological change. In this conversational tour of our current exhibitions, writer and […]