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What’s On

The Douglas Hyde features an extensive programme of inspiring exhibitions, artist projects, talks, events and screenings onsite, offsite and online.

Current Exhibitions

We place artists at the centre of what we do and we support them to make inspiring and ambitious exhibitions. Delve into our programme for exciting and boundary-breaking new ideas.

Deirdre O'Mahony
The Quickening

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art announces The Quickening, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving image, The Quickening responds to issues facing farming, food production and consumption, in the face of present ecological and climate crises. A nationwide project, the culmination of over […]

Today

A close up of a Dung Beetle
Deirdre O'Mahony
Reading List

Each Wednesday, from April 3, we will share highlights from Deirdre O’Mahony’s literary and academic inspirations. Over the course of 12 weeks, uncover a weekly gem from the artist’s library, each book having played a pivotal role in shaping her research and creative processes for The Quickening project. These carefully selected recommendations will be available […]

Areal view of tractor marks in a field
The Quickening
Walls & Halls Tour

The Quickening by Deirdre O’Mahony will tour six rural locations in the East and South East of Ireland, among them barns, farms and community centres as part of the Walls & Halls Tour. Each screening includes a respondent and Q&A session which will focus on a particular aspect of the film, developed in partnership with local […]

Artist Talks

Hear artists talk about their work, the things that inspire them and the development of their solo exhibitions at The Douglas Hyde. Click here for a full list of our Artists Talks.

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.

Learn & Engage

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 […]

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

Art & Ideas

Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

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