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

Current Exhibitions

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

A collage image of a black person with glasses on the left wearing a button-up shirt looking down at the prism shaped object in their hands. There are beige squiggly lines this person. On the right there is a sculpture and a framed photograph. In the centre there is a tree in the background and a person with blonde hair wearing a grey furry coat.
Alice Rekab
FAMILY LINES PROJECT

FAMILY LINES is a multi-platform project by artist Alice Rekab in collaboration with Éireann and I: A community archive for Black migrants in Ireland, and with contributions from Holly Graham, Salma Ahmad Caller, Larry Achiampong, and Cypher Billboard, London. FAMILY LINES  explores experiences of migration and survival within the family unit, and focuses on Black and […]

David Lunney, Áine McBride & Katie Watchorn
From Here To There

From Here to There brings together artists David Lunney, Katie Watchorn and Áine McBride. Over six weeks, they will work onsite at The Douglas Hyde using the gallery as a studio; a space to think, build, experiment, and make new work. The project began on the 20th September with the artists’ arrival into the gallery, […]

Events

A photograph of two black people crouched down with their arms stretched out and hands placed on the other person's shoulders.
Onyeka Igwe
The names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the third of the Screenings of Art from the African Diaspora, part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: The names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered by Onyeka Igwe (2019). Selected by Éireann and I, The names have changed, including my own and truths […]

A photograph of a record sleeve with the black vinyl coming halfway out of it.
Liliane Puthod
Frystatic

Frystatic is a pitch test, a sonorous perspective, taking a tangent to David Lunney’s work by interweaving traditional Irish tunes within electronic sound fields. By expanding throughout soft repetitive melodies layered with entropic sound effects, the mix recalls the mirror surfaces composition and colourful geometrical patterns visible in the artist’s drawings and sculptures.   Frystatic […]

A close-up photograph of ceramic sculptures in earthy tones placed on the floor. There is a large bowl situated near these sculptures. The background is blurred, there is a book shelf and two white men with backpacks standing in front of a desk.
Weekly Tours

Gallery staff will give informal lunchtime tours of the exhibition by David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn: From Here to There each Saturday at 2pm until the show ends on February 5, 2022. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.

Ufuoma Essi
All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the fourth of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: All That You Can’t Leave Behind by Ufuoma Essi (2019). Selected by Éireann and I, All That You Can’t Leave Behind is an experimental film that works with appropriated video […]

A photograph of three groupings of different coloured lengths of wood. Each bundle of wood is held together with a metal clasp on the concrete floor. On the left there is a raised shiny surface.
Anne Tallentire
Artist Reponse

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce an Artist’s Response where artist, Anne Tallentire will respond to the work of Áine McBride within the exhibition From Here to There.

A photograph of a corner of a frame. The frame is embellished with different lines of thread, wool and varied materials.
David Lunney
Layers of Making

Postponed. Led by David Lunney to coincide with the exhibition From Here to There, this workshop will explore the different artistic processes involved in David’s practice. Further details about the workshop and how to book will be available from 22 November 2021.

A photograph of seven silver cactus-like sculptures in The Douglas Hyde. The sculptures are different heights and sizes.
Daphne Wright
Artist Response

As part of our Response Series The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce an Artist’s Response where artist, Daphne Wright will respond to the work of Katie Watchorn within the exhibition From Here to There.

A black and white photograph of people walking through the glass doors of the Berkeley Library in Trinity College Dublin. The photograph is situated on a concrete wall with of imprinted wood grooves. There is a grey corner panel with a black TV screen situated on the left, beside the photograph.
David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to David Lunney, Áine McBride and Katie Watchorn about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the From Here to There exhibition project. The conversation will take on Thursday, 3 February, from 7 pm at The Douglas Hyde. The event […]

Art & Ideas

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