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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.

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 us at dhgallery@tcd.ie

Siobhán Hapaska
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a walk-through of the exhibition Medici Lion where artist Siobhán Hapaska and our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson, will discuss some of the themes, subject matter, histories and ideas of the work on show. Listen to the recording from the link in this section.

Liz Magor
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a walk-through of the exhibition The Rise and The Fall where artist Liz Magor and our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson, discuss some of the themes, subject matter, histories and ideas of the work on show. Listen to the recording from the link in this section.

Students and Educators

Through a variety of curriculum-based and specially tailored activities, tours and resources, our learning programmes for secondary, and third-level school and college students seek to ignite a passion for the arts and culture encouraging creative and critical thinking, collaboration and exploration.

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 us at dhgallery@tcd.ie

Check the full list of resources here.

Study Notes
The Quickening

This resource pack has been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to Deirdre O’Mahony’s exhibition The Quickening. It is intended to assist students in preparing for the Today’s World question as part of their Leaving Certificate Art Exam. Today’s World aims to foster and nurture critical thinking around visual art, encouraging students to […]

Resources for Students and Educators

Our mission at The Douglas Hyde is to connect young audiences and art. One of the ways we do that is by creating a series of resources that can help inform your visit such as study notes, information sheets and videos.

We also have a number of resources with directions for everyone to explore art-making on their own time either individually at home or at school in the classroom setting.

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 2024

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.

Mosaic

Welcome to Mosaic, the fourth iteration of The Douglas Hyde Magazine! The Magazine is a forum for experimental and plural perspectives on the role of art in society, initiated and delivered by The Douglas Hyde Student Forum Group 2023