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Mongolian Folk Drawings

This exhibition comprises old and very old drawings from Mongolia. Some are fragments, others are single leaves from sutras; they include meticulous manuscripts and casual sketches. Most are related to Tantric Buddhism, but there are also astrological charts, sheets of musical notation, a small portrait, some animal drawings, and a picture of a temple. Exoticism is part of their charm, but that doesn’t fully account for their appeal. These ephemeral drawings might normally have disappeared without trace, and for that very reason – the fact that they have survived – they are curiously evocative of distant thoughts and feelings.

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Current Exhibitions
Alice Rekab
FAMILY LINES PROJECT

FAMILY LINES is a multi-platform project by artist Alice Rekab in collaboration with Éireann and I: A community archive for Black migrants in Ireland, and with contributions from Holly Graham, Salma Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and Mixed-Race […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There: Art in Process

From Here to There brings together artists David Lunney, Katie Watchorn and Áine McBride. Over six weeks, they will work onsite at The Douglas Hyde using the gallery as a studio; a space to think, build, experiment, and make new work. The project began on the 20th September with the artists’ arrival into the gallery, […]

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