The Douglas Hyde Gallery exhibits contemporary art. Indeed, when it opened in 1978, the DHG was the only publicly-funded exhibition venue in the Republic of Ireland regularly exhibiting contemporary art. Now that there are other contemporary art venues in Ireland, the DHG has shifted towards more cutting edge and less mainstream contemporary art. According to the DGH, “the main focus of our activities, however, continues to be exhibitions by significant contemporary artists, most of whom (with the exception of Irish residents) have not held one-person shows in this country before.”
DHG's exhibitions are temporary exhibitions, which change during the course of a year. In addition to its exhibitions of visual art, music is also performed at the DHG from time to time.
Located in the Arts Building of Dublin's Trinity College, the DHG has two exhibit spaces. Gallery 1 is a cavernous space that can be used for pictures, sculpture and installations. Gallery 2, which opened in 2001, is more intimate. It specializes in small shows of outsider art, craft, textiles, and ethnographic objects.
For more information on visiting, see the DHG's website
For more places to see art in Dublin
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Above: Gallery 1 of the Douglas Hyde Gallery.
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