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Learn & Engage

Are you curious about contemporary art? Whatever your knowledge – from newcomers to enthusiasts – engage, join in and learn more!

A photograph of a sculpture made of different terracotta pipe parts is on the gallery floor. A man and a woman stand behind it and are in conversation.
A photograph of a projected image of green rushes and subtitles. The room is dark and there is an outline of a group of people sitting down and watching.
A man wearing a navy jacket and black backpack with his arms crossed, grinning to a man in a grey hoody, his back is turned and his face is not visible.

Tours

Join one of our guided themed tours as a great way to get to know The Douglas Hyde, our exhibitions, and the artists that we work with in more detail.

Are you an art teacher? Or keen to bring students to the gallery? Or looking for something else? We are happy to deliver theme-specific or exhibition-specific tours with advance notice. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas.

To book or enquire about a tour contact our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano at fernando.sanchez@tcd.ie

 

Eric N Mack & Leslie Hewitt
Weekly Tours

Gallery staff will give informal lunchtime tours of the exhibitions by Eric N. Mack and Leslie Hewitt each Saturday at 2pm until the shows end on May 29, 2022. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.

Student Forum

The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde Gallery and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. This includes participating in reading and discussion groups, leading tours of our exhibitions and group trips to exhibitions and events. Through these engagements, Student Forum members bring their own research and artistic practices into reflections on the artworks they see, as well as into an ongoing interrogation of the purpose and possibilities of the gallery space.

Student Forum Group 2021 | 2022

The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde Gallery and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months.

Student Forum Group 2020|2021

Student Forum members bring their own research and artistic practices into reflections on the artworks they see, as well as into an ongoing interrogation of the purpose and possibilities of the gallery space.

A black and white pencil drawing of a boxing ring.
Rendering New Realities: Access and Alterity

The theme of Access and Alterity (the quality or condition of being other or different; otherness) emerged as a point of departure to reflect on new perspectives on the role of art, and they have adopted this online interactive magazine format and a presentation of their individual and collaborative projects at the gallery for Culture Night 2021.

NEW Realities: Understanding Isolation

Welcome to NEW Realities: Understanding Isolation, the first iteration of the DHg online magazine! This is a new forum for experimental and plural perspectives on the role of art in society, initiated and delivered by the DHg’s Student Forum.

A Student Forum response to The Douglas Hyde archive
Old Invitations

Since March 2018, we’ve been celebrating 40 years of The Douglas Hyde, looking back through The Douglas Hyde archive on Instagram under the hashtag #dhgat40, and gathering reflections from artists and audiences. On 28 February, we will conclude our year-long anniversary celebrations with a special exhibition and series of performances over one afternoon and evening, curated […]

TY Project

The TY Project provides young people the opportunity to pursue creative ideas that question and explore the boundaries of art. The project is primarily aimed at young adults aged 15–18, people at key stages of their formative years and life regarding school subject choices, college courses and decisions relating to future careers. Our TY Project aims to ignite a passion the arts and culture through workshops, talks and activities fostering creativity and critical thinking focusing on learning how to interpret the world around us through collaborative and interdisciplinary workshops and discussion.

Transition Year Work Experience at The Douglas Hyde

Through a series of daily group meetings and workshops, as well as self-directed research, the groups will design and develop an online learning event as part of the 2022 DHG programme.

TY Project Workshop
Creative Thinking: Sharing our Stories with Aoife Barrett and Kate O’Shea

The Douglas Hyde, in collaboration with students from our TY Work Experience Project, is offering a one day workshop for TY students across the country. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to engage in creative thinking through a printing and zine (mini publication) making workshop.