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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.

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 enquiry about a tour contact our Learning and Engagement Curator, Fernando Sánchez-Migallón Cano at

With current HSE guidelines we are delivering online tours only. We hope to change this as restrictions lift.


A photograph of people standing and sitting on the floor, looking in the same direction.

Student Forum Project

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.

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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.

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