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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.


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 our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano at

Dr Georgina Jackson
On Liz Magor

To coincide with Culture Night 2023, Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of The Douglas Hyde, will lead a tour of the upcoming exhibition by Liz Magor, The Rise and The Fall. Comprising a series of sculptures exploring our relationship with the material world, this is Magor’s first exhibition in Ireland. An interpreter will be present on this […]

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 our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano at

Check the full list of resources here.

Study Notes
Take This Dog for Example

This resource pack has been designed to supplement a self-guided or guided visit to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. 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, […]

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.


Welcome to Re-, the third 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 2021/2022.

Open Call Student Forum 2023-2024

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for applications from third-level students and recent graduates to the sixth round of the gallery’s Student Forum.

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 for 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

Are you in Transition Year? Would you like to know more about art? Do you want to find out about how galleries work? 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 2023 DHG programme.

Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 | TY Festival

Are you in Transition Year? Are you into art and art-making? Join us at our second TY Festival to coincide with Cruinniú na nÓg 2023. TY Festival is a day-long programme for transition year students and home-educated students from across the country (aged 15 to 18) to learn, play and explore their creativity through art-making labs.