All Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane houses the foremost public collection of contemporary art in Ireland; the gallery also has a dynamic temporary exhibitions programme often encompassing the permanent collection. http://www.hughlane.ie/all 2017-12-14T22:57:18+00:00 Point Blank Eithne Jordan: Tableau 2017-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 2017-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1667-eithne-jordan-tableau Logan Sisley logan.sisley@dublincity.ie <p>Over the past three decades Eithne Jordan has worked from her roots in neo-expressionism and developed her practice into a considered and meditative representation of space and light. Whether it is the darkness of a February afternoon, the reflected light of a fresh snowfall, or the distinctive hue of Halogen Street lights, her paintings are charged with content that is either to come, or else is taking place just out of view. Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin.</p> <p>In her new series of paintings depicting interiors, Jordan invites us to look closely at the multi layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings in our cities. Many of these are museums, or historic buildings that often contain art as a backdrop to civic, educational or cultural activities</p> <p>In Jordan's exhibition at The Hugh Lane, <em>Tableau</em>, her works inhabiting the rooms of Charlemont House, once domestic, now public, become a Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art. These paintings, like a strange mirror, are observing us, and reflecting a repetition of lives lived. Jordan is working in the realm of the extraordinary, the humdrum extraordinary, bringing to the fore the details and perspectives of our reality, She creates an idea, not of contrast, but rather of dialogue, an indication of the continuity between the past and the present, between old and modern.</p> <p><strong>The exhibition will be lit by daylight as weather conditions permit.</strong></p> <p>Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology from 1972-76. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship in 1984 to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US and she is a member of Aosdana and the Royal Hibernian Academy.</p> <p>A catalogue on Eithne Jordan's work will be published in November 2017.</p> <p>Over the past three decades Eithne Jordan has worked from her roots in neo-expressionism and developed her practice into a considered and meditative representation of space and light. Whether it is the darkness of a February afternoon, the reflected light of a fresh snowfall, or the distinctive hue of Halogen Street lights, her paintings are charged with content that is either to come, or else is taking place just out of view. Her work in recent years focuses on the contemporary city, looking at places such as Paris, Rotterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and most recently Dublin.</p> <p>In her new series of paintings depicting interiors, Jordan invites us to look closely at the multi layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings in our cities. Many of these are museums, or historic buildings that often contain art as a backdrop to civic, educational or cultural activities</p> <p>In Jordan's exhibition at The Hugh Lane, <em>Tableau</em>, her works inhabiting the rooms of Charlemont House, once domestic, now public, become a Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art. These paintings, like a strange mirror, are observing us, and reflecting a repetition of lives lived. Jordan is working in the realm of the extraordinary, the humdrum extraordinary, bringing to the fore the details and perspectives of our reality, She creates an idea, not of contrast, but rather of dialogue, an indication of the continuity between the past and the present, between old and modern.</p> <p><strong>The exhibition will be lit by daylight as weather conditions permit.</strong></p> <p>Eithne Jordan was born in Dublin where she studied at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology from 1972-76. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship in 1984 to study at the Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where she subsequently lived for several years. Since 1990 she has worked between Languedoc in the south of France and Ireland. Her work is in major public and private collections in Ireland, Europe and the US and she is a member of Aosdana and the Royal Hibernian Academy.</p> <p>A catalogue on Eithne Jordan's work will be published in November 2017.</p> The Ocean After Nature 2017-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1666-the-ocean-after-nature Logan Sisley logan.sisley@dublincity.ie <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Artists</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">: Ursula Biemann, Elaine Byrne, CAMP, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Mati Diop, Drexciya, Peter Fend, Renée Green, Peter Hutton, Hyung S. Kim, Manny Montelibano, Philip Napier, Deimantas Narkevičius, The Otolith Group, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Allan Sekula & Nöel Burch, Supersudaca, UNITED BROTHERS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">For centuries, the ocean has prompted awe, figuring as a vast unknown space loaded with notions of the sublime and the exotic. In the past fifteen years however, global technological and economic shifts have triggered new concerns and understandings of the ocean. As we consider the future of our planet, today’s oceans reveal more about the consequences of human actions than ever before. The ocean and humanity, no longer thought of as separate, exist in a relationship of mutual and potentially destructive influence.</span></p> <p><em>The Ocean after Nature</em> considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of twenty artists and collectives. These internationally established and emerging artists explore new ways of representing the seascape as a means to identify and critique the various interrelated and chaotic systems of power, such as land-sea divides, the circulation of people and goods, and the vulnerabilities of our ecosystems.</p> <p>Invoking personal themes of identity and migration, alongside more universal concerns related to tourism, trade, and the exploitation of natural resources, the artists in <em>The Ocean after Nature</em> respond to the intertwined factors that define this new understanding of the ocean. The exhibition proposes that seascapes do not only reflect power but can be instruments of power themselves.</p> <p>In September 2017 <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> continues its international tour at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The exhibition features work in a wide variety of media—including photography, video, sculpture, music, and design. At every hosting site, a new work by a locally based artist is added to the exhibition in order to further contextualize the exhibition for diverse global audiences. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has invited artists Elaine Byrne and Philip Napier to contribute to the project.</p> <p><em>The Ocean after Nature</em> is a travelling exhibition curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Publication</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">: Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue edited by Alaina Claire Feldman, published by ICI, and designed by Geoff Kaplan / General Working Group. It includes texts by Alaina Claire Feldman, Lucy R. Lippard, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Lanka Tattersall, Ursula Biemann, May Joseph, Amanda Parmer, Virgil Taylor, Kodwo Eshun, Negar Azimi, Ed Halter, Patrick Flores, CAMP, Andrey Misiano, Sarah Wang, Maria del Carmen Carrion, among others.</span></p> <p><strong>About the Curator</strong>: Alaina Claire Feldman is a curator and Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI). Over several years, Feldman has worked with the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir to translate and distribute videos in the archive, culminating in exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York) and SPACE (London). With Stephen Vitiello, she curated New York’s Hidden Noise at Anthology Film Archives in 2014. Along with Martha Wilson, she curated the four-day performance, film and discursive program Performing Franklin Furnace at Participant Inc. (with Coco Fusco, Michael Smith, Erika Beckman, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Robert Longo and others) in 2015. She oversees the ICI Sourcebook publication series and has edited books with Martha Wilson, Allan Ruppersberg, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. She recently curated the internationally traveling exhibitions <em>The Ocean after Nature</em> (and edited the subsequent catalogue) and <em>Publishing Against the Grain</em>. Her writing has appeared in several art journals and in the exhibition catalogues for <em>BLESS N°41 Retroperspektives Home</em> (Kunsthaus Graz), <em>Self-Timer Stories</em> (Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Austrian Cultural Forum NY), <em>Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness</em> (ICI) and <em>Partenza: Renata Poljak</em> (Galerije Umjetnina, Split). She was previously Assistant Editor at <em>May Revue</em>.</p> <p><strong>About Independent Curators International (ICI)</strong>: Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a non-profit organization that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. News about the tour, programming schedule and updates are available on <a href="http://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/the-ocean-after-nature" target="_blank" title="ICI">ICI’s website</a>.</p> <p>If you have visited <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> in Dublin, please send us feedback by completing this very <strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2GPJ95V" title="Survey">short survey</a></strong>.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Artists</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">: Ursula Biemann, Elaine Byrne, CAMP, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Mati Diop, Drexciya, Peter Fend, Renée Green, Peter Hutton, Hyung S. Kim, Manny Montelibano, Philip Napier, Deimantas Narkevičius, The Otolith Group, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Allan Sekula & Nöel Burch, Supersudaca, UNITED BROTHERS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">For centuries, the ocean has prompted awe, figuring as a vast unknown space loaded with notions of the sublime and the exotic. In the past fifteen years however, global technological and economic shifts have triggered new concerns and understandings of the ocean. As we consider the future of our planet, today’s oceans reveal more about the consequences of human actions than ever before. The ocean and humanity, no longer thought of as separate, exist in a relationship of mutual and potentially destructive influence.</span></p> <p><em>The Ocean after Nature</em> considers the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world through the work of twenty artists and collectives. These internationally established and emerging artists explore new ways of representing the seascape as a means to identify and critique the various interrelated and chaotic systems of power, such as land-sea divides, the circulation of people and goods, and the vulnerabilities of our ecosystems.</p> <p>Invoking personal themes of identity and migration, alongside more universal concerns related to tourism, trade, and the exploitation of natural resources, the artists in <em>The Ocean after Nature</em> respond to the intertwined factors that define this new understanding of the ocean. The exhibition proposes that seascapes do not only reflect power but can be instruments of power themselves.</p> <p>In September 2017 <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> continues its international tour at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The exhibition features work in a wide variety of media—including photography, video, sculpture, music, and design. At every hosting site, a new work by a locally based artist is added to the exhibition in order to further contextualize the exhibition for diverse global audiences. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has invited artists Elaine Byrne and Philip Napier to contribute to the project.</p> <p><em>The Ocean after Nature</em> is a travelling exhibition curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Publication</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">: Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue edited by Alaina Claire Feldman, published by ICI, and designed by Geoff Kaplan / General Working Group. It includes texts by Alaina Claire Feldman, Lucy R. Lippard, Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, Yonatan Cohen & Rafi Segal, Lanka Tattersall, Ursula Biemann, May Joseph, Amanda Parmer, Virgil Taylor, Kodwo Eshun, Negar Azimi, Ed Halter, Patrick Flores, CAMP, Andrey Misiano, Sarah Wang, Maria del Carmen Carrion, among others.</span></p> <p><strong>About the Curator</strong>: Alaina Claire Feldman is a curator and Director of Exhibitions at Independent Curators International (ICI). Over several years, Feldman has worked with the Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir to translate and distribute videos in the archive, culminating in exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York) and SPACE (London). With Stephen Vitiello, she curated New York’s Hidden Noise at Anthology Film Archives in 2014. Along with Martha Wilson, she curated the four-day performance, film and discursive program Performing Franklin Furnace at Participant Inc. (with Coco Fusco, Michael Smith, Erika Beckman, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Robert Longo and others) in 2015. She oversees the ICI Sourcebook publication series and has edited books with Martha Wilson, Allan Ruppersberg, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. She recently curated the internationally traveling exhibitions <em>The Ocean after Nature</em> (and edited the subsequent catalogue) and <em>Publishing Against the Grain</em>. Her writing has appeared in several art journals and in the exhibition catalogues for <em>BLESS N°41 Retroperspektives Home</em> (Kunsthaus Graz), <em>Self-Timer Stories</em> (Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Austrian Cultural Forum NY), <em>Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness</em> (ICI) and <em>Partenza: Renata Poljak</em> (Galerije Umjetnina, Split). She was previously Assistant Editor at <em>May Revue</em>.</p> <p><strong>About Independent Curators International (ICI)</strong>: Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a non-profit organization that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. News about the tour, programming schedule and updates are available on <a href="http://curatorsintl.org/exhibitions/the-ocean-after-nature" target="_blank" title="ICI">ICI’s website</a>.</p> <p>If you have visited <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> in Dublin, please send us feedback by completing this very <strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2GPJ95V" title="Survey">short survey</a></strong>.</p> Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad 2016-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 2016-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1672-artistsabroad2 Jessica O'Donnell jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong><span>Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad</span></strong><span> </span></p> <p><strong><span>On view in galleries 12 and 13</span></strong></p> <p><span><span>Curated by Jessica O'Donnell</span></span></p> <p><span>As part of our theme<span> </span><em><span>Artist as Witness: Migrations</span></em>, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in<span> </span><em><span>en plein air</span></em><span> </span>painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice.  The Taylor prize set up in 1860 provided monetary support for artists who wished to travel and study abroad. It enabled many Irish artists to experience at first hand the pioneering developments occurring in France where the art movements of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism were to the fore of revolutionary art practice. In Britain, artists including Philip Wilson Steer, whose work is also on view here, promoted modern French painting through the New English Art Club. A rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which was recently acquired by the Gallery with the financial support of Mary Stratton-Ryan is also on display following  conservation treatment by Lucia Fabbro, Conservator. </span></p> <p><span>In Belgium, the reputation of the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts at Antwerp during the 1870s and 1880s attracted students internationally and Walter Osborne and Roderic O’Conor were among the Irish artists who studied there. The Academy’s teaching philosophy was led by Charles Verlat, Professor of Painting. He emphasised excellence in draughtsmanship alongside a vigorous handling of paint and encouraged students to paint rapidly out of doors using bold colours.  From Antwerp, many of the Irish artists such as Roderic O’Conor and John Lavery, headed to the artists’ colonies in Brittany including Pont Aven and Beg-Meil while others favoured the French countryside around the rural village of Barbizon at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau as well as the picturesque villages in Britain.</span></p> <p><span>In Paris, numerous new academies emerged in opposition to the academic teachings of the École des Beaux Arts. To advance their practices, many of the artists taking advantage of the new public transport system headed off by train to the artists’ colonies which had sprung up around Fontainebleau. These colonies were thronged with those seeking to live the bohemian dream and capture idyllic subject matter drawn from rural life.</span></p> <p><span>The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the<span> </span><em><span>atelier</span></em><span> </span>of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who joined him for a time in the artists’ colony of Grez sur Loing near Fontainebleau.  O’Meara and fellow artist William Stott of Oldham’s preference for autumnal light and even, muted colours in their paintings is in marked contrast to the sun-filled exuberance of the paintings of Walter Osborne, William Leech, John Lavery and May Guinness. These differing sensibilities, one wistful and melancholic and the other bolder and more joyous reveals how specific qualities of light and place can enrich our perception of the landscape surrounding us.</span></p> <p><span>Included in The Culture Trip's top shows to see in Dublin this Spring: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/must-see-dublin-gallery-shows-this-spring/</span></p> <p><strong><span>Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad</span></strong><span> </span></p> <p><strong><span>On view in galleries 12 and 13</span></strong></p> <p><span><span>Curated by Jessica O'Donnell</span></span></p> <p><span>As part of our theme<span> </span><em><span>Artist as Witness: Migrations</span></em>, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in<span> </span><em><span>en plein air</span></em><span> </span>painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice.  The Taylor prize set up in 1860 provided monetary support for artists who wished to travel and study abroad. It enabled many Irish artists to experience at first hand the pioneering developments occurring in France where the art movements of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism were to the fore of revolutionary art practice. In Britain, artists including Philip Wilson Steer, whose work is also on view here, promoted modern French painting through the New English Art Club. A rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which was recently acquired by the Gallery with the financial support of Mary Stratton-Ryan is also on display following  conservation treatment by Lucia Fabbro, Conservator. </span></p> <p><span>In Belgium, the reputation of the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts at Antwerp during the 1870s and 1880s attracted students internationally and Walter Osborne and Roderic O’Conor were among the Irish artists who studied there. The Academy’s teaching philosophy was led by Charles Verlat, Professor of Painting. He emphasised excellence in draughtsmanship alongside a vigorous handling of paint and encouraged students to paint rapidly out of doors using bold colours.  From Antwerp, many of the Irish artists such as Roderic O’Conor and John Lavery, headed to the artists’ colonies in Brittany including Pont Aven and Beg-Meil while others favoured the French countryside around the rural village of Barbizon at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau as well as the picturesque villages in Britain.</span></p> <p><span>In Paris, numerous new academies emerged in opposition to the academic teachings of the École des Beaux Arts. To advance their practices, many of the artists taking advantage of the new public transport system headed off by train to the artists’ colonies which had sprung up around Fontainebleau. These colonies were thronged with those seeking to live the bohemian dream and capture idyllic subject matter drawn from rural life.</span></p> <p><span>The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the<span> </span><em><span>atelier</span></em><span> </span>of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who joined him for a time in the artists’ colony of Grez sur Loing near Fontainebleau.  O’Meara and fellow artist William Stott of Oldham’s preference for autumnal light and even, muted colours in their paintings is in marked contrast to the sun-filled exuberance of the paintings of Walter Osborne, William Leech, John Lavery and May Guinness. These differing sensibilities, one wistful and melancholic and the other bolder and more joyous reveals how specific qualities of light and place can enrich our perception of the landscape surrounding us.</span></p> <p><span>Included in The Culture Trip's top shows to see in Dublin this Spring: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/must-see-dublin-gallery-shows-this-spring/</span></p> Conservation: Frank O'Meara Self Portrait 2016-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 2016-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1645-conservationselfportrait Dr. Margarita Cappock mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Conservation of <em>Self Portrait</em> by Frank O'Meara</strong></p> <p>As part of our theme 'Artist as Witness: Migrations' for 2017, 'Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad' is a new display of paintings curated by Jessica O'Donnell on view in galleries 12 and 13 exploring the work of artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in en plein air painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice. Now on display following conservation is a beautiful rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which the Gallery has recently acquired with the financial support of Mary Stratton Ryan, art historian.</p> <p><span>Since the arrival of the painting in November 2016, it has undergone technical research and examination by our Conservator Lucia Fabbro to help determine its condition and painting materials.Using non-invasive analyses: visible light, raking light and ultra-violet light information can be gleaned to better understand the condition of the painting and how to treat it. Following a cleaning test, the painting has been sensitively cleaned to remove dirt and grime to reveal the original colours and wonderful brushstrokes. The artist's signature and '1884' date is also clearer. </span></p> <p>Born in Carlow, Frank O'Meara (1853-1888) studied at the atelier of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who painted a sensitive portrait of a young twenty-two year old O'Meara in 1875. That portrait of O'Meara was presented by his companion, the American Isobel Osbourne to the Century Association in New York. The only known self portrait by Frank O'Meara, which is now belonging to the Hugh Lane Gallery, was painted in 1884 during the period the artist was at the village of Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleu. O'Meara's oeuvre is characterised by a poetic wistfulness. His pensive figures are often portrayed in outdoor autumnal settings bathed in even, muted light or at twilight against the background of a rising moon. <span>O'Meara died at the young age of thirty-five. During his artistic career, </span>he worked slowly and carefully and there is not a large number of extant works by the artist. This Gallery has the largest number of works (six) by O'Meara in a public collection.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conservation of <em>Self Portrait</em> by Frank O'Meara</strong></p> <p>As part of our theme 'Artist as Witness: Migrations' for 2017, 'Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad' is a new display of paintings curated by Jessica O'Donnell on view in galleries 12 and 13 exploring the work of artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in en plein air painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice. Now on display following conservation is a beautiful rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which the Gallery has recently acquired with the financial support of Mary Stratton Ryan, art historian.</p> <p><span>Since the arrival of the painting in November 2016, it has undergone technical research and examination by our Conservator Lucia Fabbro to help determine its condition and painting materials.Using non-invasive analyses: visible light, raking light and ultra-violet light information can be gleaned to better understand the condition of the painting and how to treat it. Following a cleaning test, the painting has been sensitively cleaned to remove dirt and grime to reveal the original colours and wonderful brushstrokes. The artist's signature and '1884' date is also clearer. </span></p> <p>Born in Carlow, Frank O'Meara (1853-1888) studied at the atelier of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who painted a sensitive portrait of a young twenty-two year old O'Meara in 1875. That portrait of O'Meara was presented by his companion, the American Isobel Osbourne to the Century Association in New York. The only known self portrait by Frank O'Meara, which is now belonging to the Hugh Lane Gallery, was painted in 1884 during the period the artist was at the village of Grez-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleu. O'Meara's oeuvre is characterised by a poetic wistfulness. His pensive figures are often portrayed in outdoor autumnal settings bathed in even, muted light or at twilight against the background of a rising moon. <span>O'Meara died at the young age of thirty-five. During his artistic career, </span>he worked slowly and carefully and there is not a large number of extant works by the artist. This Gallery has the largest number of works (six) by O'Meara in a public collection.</p> <p> </p> Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad 2016-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 2016-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1640-artistsabroad Dr. Margarita Cappock mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong><span>Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad</span></strong><span> </span></p> <p><strong><span>On view in galleries 12 and 13</span></strong></p> <p><span><span>Curated by Jessica O'Donnell</span></span></p> <p><span>As part of our theme<span> </span><em><span>Artist as Witness: Migrations</span></em>, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in<span> </span><em><span>en plein air</span></em><span> </span>painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice.  The Taylor prize set up in 1860 provided monetary support for artists who wished to travel and study abroad. It enabled many Irish artists to experience at first hand the pioneering developments occurring in France where the art movements of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism were to the fore of revolutionary art practice. In Britain, artists including Philip Wilson Steer, whose work is also on view here, promoted modern French painting through the New English Art Club. A rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which was recently acquired by the Gallery with the financial support of Mary Stratton-Ryan is also on display following  conservation treatment by Lucia Fabbro, Conservator. </span></p> <p><span>In Belgium, the reputation of the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts at Antwerp during the 1870s and 1880s attracted students internationally and Walter Osborne and Roderic O’Conor were among the Irish artists who studied there. The Academy’s teaching philosophy was led by Charles Verlat, Professor of Painting. He emphasised excellence in draughtsmanship alongside a vigorous handling of paint and encouraged students to paint rapidly out of doors using bold colours.  From Antwerp, many of the Irish artists such as Roderic O’Conor and John Lavery, headed to the artists’ colonies in Brittany including Pont Aven and Beg-Meil while others favoured the French countryside around the rural village of Barbizon at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau as well as the picturesque villages in Britain.</span></p> <p><span>In Paris, numerous new academies emerged in opposition to the academic teachings of the École des Beaux Arts. To advance their practices, many of the artists taking advantage of the new public transport system headed off by train to the artists’ colonies which had sprung up around Fontainebleau. These colonies were thronged with those seeking to live the bohemian dream and capture idyllic subject matter drawn from rural life.</span></p> <p><span>The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the<span> </span><em><span>atelier</span></em><span> </span>of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who joined him for a time in the artists’ colony of Grez sur Loing near Fontainebleau.  O’Meara and fellow artist William Stott of Oldham’s preference for autumnal light and even, muted colours in their paintings is in marked contrast to the sun-filled exuberance of the paintings of Walter Osborne, William Leech, John Lavery and May Guinness. These differing sensibilities, one wistful and melancholic and the other bolder and more joyous reveals how specific qualities of light and place can enrich our perception of the landscape surrounding us.</span></p> <p><span><span>Included in The Culture Trip's top shows to see in Dublin this Spring: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/must-see-dublin-gallery-shows-this-spring/</span><br /></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span>Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad</span></strong><span> </span></p> <p><strong><span>On view in galleries 12 and 13</span></strong></p> <p><span><span>Curated by Jessica O'Donnell</span></span></p> <p><span>As part of our theme<span> </span><em><span>Artist as Witness: Migrations</span></em>, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in<span> </span><em><span>en plein air</span></em><span> </span>painting on the Continent travelled abroad to develop their art practice.  The Taylor prize set up in 1860 provided monetary support for artists who wished to travel and study abroad. It enabled many Irish artists to experience at first hand the pioneering developments occurring in France where the art movements of Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism were to the fore of revolutionary art practice. In Britain, artists including Philip Wilson Steer, whose work is also on view here, promoted modern French painting through the New English Art Club. A rare self portrait by Frank O'Meara which was recently acquired by the Gallery with the financial support of Mary Stratton-Ryan is also on display following  conservation treatment by Lucia Fabbro, Conservator. </span></p> <p><span>In Belgium, the reputation of the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts at Antwerp during the 1870s and 1880s attracted students internationally and Walter Osborne and Roderic O’Conor were among the Irish artists who studied there. The Academy’s teaching philosophy was led by Charles Verlat, Professor of Painting. He emphasised excellence in draughtsmanship alongside a vigorous handling of paint and encouraged students to paint rapidly out of doors using bold colours.  From Antwerp, many of the Irish artists such as Roderic O’Conor and John Lavery, headed to the artists’ colonies in Brittany including Pont Aven and Beg-Meil while others favoured the French countryside around the rural village of Barbizon at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau as well as the picturesque villages in Britain.</span></p> <p><span>In Paris, numerous new academies emerged in opposition to the academic teachings of the École des Beaux Arts. To advance their practices, many of the artists taking advantage of the new public transport system headed off by train to the artists’ colonies which had sprung up around Fontainebleau. These colonies were thronged with those seeking to live the bohemian dream and capture idyllic subject matter drawn from rural life.</span></p> <p><span>The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the<span> </span><em><span>atelier</span></em><span> </span>of Carolus-Duran in Paris. There, he became friends with John Singer Sargent who joined him for a time in the artists’ colony of Grez sur Loing near Fontainebleau.  O’Meara and fellow artist William Stott of Oldham’s preference for autumnal light and even, muted colours in their paintings is in marked contrast to the sun-filled exuberance of the paintings of Walter Osborne, William Leech, John Lavery and May Guinness. These differing sensibilities, one wistful and melancholic and the other bolder and more joyous reveals how specific qualities of light and place can enrich our perception of the landscape surrounding us.</span></p> <p><span><span>Included in The Culture Trip's top shows to see in Dublin this Spring: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/must-see-dublin-gallery-shows-this-spring/</span><br /></span></p> <p> </p> Centenary of birth of Louis le Brocquy 2016-11-09T00:00:00+00:00 2016-11-09T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1638-louislebrocquy Dr. Margarita Cappock mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p>We are delighted to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Irish artist Louis le Brocquy. Born on <strong>10 November 1916</strong>, Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) had a long and close association with the Hugh Lane Gallery. The Gallery organised Louis le Brocquy's first retrospective in 1966 and a further three solo exhibitions in 1978, 1992 and most recently in 2007 with <em>Early Heroes Later Homage</em>, curated by his son Pierre le Brocquy. In this exhibition and accompanying publication, the influence of <em>Beach Scene</em> by Edgar Degas and <em>Music in the Tuileries Gardens</em> by Edouard Manet, both part of the Lane Bequest, was beautifully demonstrated. As director Barbara Dawson said 'His lifetime's work reveals a relentless pursuit of the human condition that has brought him national and international acclaim from an early age, while he himself has become a revered and beloved figure in contemporary Irish art.' The Hugh Lane is extremely fortunate to have a significant collection of paintings, works on paper and tapestries by le Brocquy and his seminal work <em>Child in a Yard </em>(1953) is currently on view as part of <em>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection </em></p> <p>We are delighted to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Irish artist Louis le Brocquy. Born on <strong>10 November 1916</strong>, Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) had a long and close association with the Hugh Lane Gallery. The Gallery organised Louis le Brocquy's first retrospective in 1966 and a further three solo exhibitions in 1978, 1992 and most recently in 2007 with <em>Early Heroes Later Homage</em>, curated by his son Pierre le Brocquy. In this exhibition and accompanying publication, the influence of <em>Beach Scene</em> by Edgar Degas and <em>Music in the Tuileries Gardens</em> by Edouard Manet, both part of the Lane Bequest, was beautifully demonstrated. As director Barbara Dawson said 'His lifetime's work reveals a relentless pursuit of the human condition that has brought him national and international acclaim from an early age, while he himself has become a revered and beloved figure in contemporary Irish art.' The Hugh Lane is extremely fortunate to have a significant collection of paintings, works on paper and tapestries by le Brocquy and his seminal work <em>Child in a Yard </em>(1953) is currently on view as part of <em>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection </em></p> The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection 2016-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 2016-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1438-artistaswitness General Enquiries info.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Taking as its starting point the theme of artistic, social and political flux engendered by the 1916 Rising, the </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Artist as Witness in Society </em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> is a substantial exhibition drawn from the Hugh Lane’s prodigious collection.</span><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">This exhibition sees the galleries rehung with a new selection of work offering diverse perspectives on how artists have depicted the changing world around them; how they have engaged with conflict and the liminal in society; and how artists have explored new ways of seeing.</span><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">The exhibition includes work ranging from the Impressionists, to the Cubist-inspired paintings of Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett dismissed in their own time as ‘artistic malaria’; and to the searing studies of the conflict in Northern Ireland by Rita Donagh and Willie Doherty among others. New acquisitions including </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">A 2007 portrait of the 11 Irish Dunnes Stores strikers</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> by Garrett Phelan and </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Wall of Death Hell Rider</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> by Brian Duggan are also exhibited. <em>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection</em> is curated by Jessica O'Donnell. </span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Taking as its starting point the theme of artistic, social and political flux engendered by the 1916 Rising, the </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Artist as Witness in Society </em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> is a substantial exhibition drawn from the Hugh Lane’s prodigious collection.</span><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">This exhibition sees the galleries rehung with a new selection of work offering diverse perspectives on how artists have depicted the changing world around them; how they have engaged with conflict and the liminal in society; and how artists have explored new ways of seeing.</span><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">The exhibition includes work ranging from the Impressionists, to the Cubist-inspired paintings of Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett dismissed in their own time as ‘artistic malaria’; and to the searing studies of the conflict in Northern Ireland by Rita Donagh and Willie Doherty among others. New acquisitions including </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">A 2007 portrait of the 11 Irish Dunnes Stores strikers</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> by Garrett Phelan and </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;">Wall of Death Hell Rider</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px; line-height: 1.3em;"> by Brian Duggan are also exhibited. <em>The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection</em> is curated by Jessica O'Donnell. </span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Return of the Hugh Lane Pictures from National Gallery London 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/887-lanepictures Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Priceless Superstars of the Art World return to Dublin</strong></p> <p>Four priceless superstars of the art world will return to the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from the National Gallery London on Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> May to huge anticipation.</p> <p>Part of the famous Hugh Lane Collection is a group of eight paintings by renowned French Impressionist painters. This group is shared in a unique agreement with the National Gallery London (see history of agreement below). These eight paintings are divided into two groups, with four paintings on display in Dublin for six years at a time.</p> <p>The four paintings returning to Dublin tomorrow are:</p> <ul> <li>Les Parapluies or The Umbrellas by Auguste Renoir</li> <li>Portrait of Eva Gonzales by Edouard Manet</li> <li>Jour d'Ete or Summer's Day by Berthe Morisot</li> <li>View of Louveciennes by Camille Pissarro</li> </ul> <p>“It would be a privilege for any gallery to exhibit these pioneering works of art, but it is especially significant that these works are returning to Dublin, to the collection to which Hugh Lane originally intended them to belong.  Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, a vibrant showcase for the visual arts and a treasure trove of modern and contemporary art, welcomes back this wonderful collection” said the Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí</p> <p>“This is an exciting homecoming for these much loved masterpieces which are part of the cultural history of modern Ireland. These superb works will be on exhibition for the enjoyment of all Dubliners and visitors to the city. “” said Barbara Dawson, Director of the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.</p> <p>The masterpieces will be on view to the public from Friday, 24<sup>th</sup> May. There will be a free public lecture on Renoir’s Les Parapluies by Dr. Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections at the Gallery on Sunday, 26<sup>th</sup> May at 3.00pm.</p> <p>Images available at: <a href="http://www.dublincity.ie/Press/Pages/TheLaneCollection.aspx">http://www.dublincity.ie/Press/Pages/TheLaneCollection.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>For further information contact:</strong></p> <p>Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277</p> <p>Barbara Dawson, Director, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane  (T) 01 2225554</p> <p>Dr. Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (T) 2225557</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil">https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil</a> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Businessandleadershipcom/307062460500" title=""interact with BusinessandLeadership.com on facebook" "> </a> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil">www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil</a> </span></p> <p><strong>Details of the Paintings</strong></p> <p>The much loved and world renowned<strong> Les Parapluies ( or The Umbrellas ) by Auguste</strong> <strong>Renoir </strong>returns to delight Dublin audiences. Renoir who lived in the heart of Paris depicts a rainy day on a crowded Parisienne street where brightly coloured umbrellas are hoisted against the inclement weather. Renoir paints a vivid and colourful picture of urban life which is all the more fascinating due to the underlying tension between the humble but beautiful flower girl and  the admiring seductive glance of the wealthy man to the left of the painting.</p> <p class="Body1">The <strong>Portrait of Eva Gonzales by Edouard Manet</strong> aroused great excitement when Hugh Lane purchased it for 100,000 francs in 1904. Gonzales became a pupil of Manet's in 1869 and he painted this portrait of her in 1870. A successful artist during her brief lifetime, ( she died in childbirth aged 36) one of her paintings. Children Playing in the Sand Dunes is in the National Gallery of Ireland. George Moore, a great fan of this painting,in one of his lectures in support of Hugh Lane and a gallery of modern art for Ireland, exhorted his audience to no longer  look upon the withered thighs of martyred saints, but rather on the beauty of female form and the raised arm of Mme. Gonzales and William Orpen included Eva Gonzales in the background of his famous painting 'Homage to Manet.</p> <p class="Body1">The magnificent <strong>Jour d'Ete or Summer's Day by  Berthe Morisot</strong> shows a sunny day in the Bois de Boulange on the outskirts of Paris, where two women  in the rowing boat on the pond captures the leisured pursuits of Paris society at the turn of the century. <strong> </strong></p> <p class="Body1"><strong>Camille</strong> <strong>Pissarro's View of Louveciennes</strong> captures the French countryside in Springtime.</p> <p class="Body1"><strong>History of the Agreement</strong></p> <p>Hugh Percy Lane was born in County Cork, Ireland on 9 November 1875. He was brought up in Cornwall, England, and began his career as an apprentice painting restorer and later became a successful art dealer in London.</p> <p>Through regular visits to Coole (near Gort), County Galway, the home of his aunt, Lady Gregory, Lane remained in contact with Ireland. He soon counted among his family, friends and social circle those who collectively formed the core of the Irish cultural renaissance in the early decades of the 20th century.</p> <p>Extolling the cause of Irish art abroad, Lane also became one of the foremost collectors and dealers of Impressionist paintings in Europe, and amongst those outstanding works purchased by him for the new gallery were <em>La Musique aux Tuileries</em> by Manet, <em>Sur la Plage</em> by Degas, <em>Les Parapluies</em> by Renoir and <em>La Cheminée</em> by Vuillard.</p> <p>The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art opened in January 1908 in temporary premises in Harcourt Street, Dublin. Lane hoped that Dublin Corporation would run it, but the Corporation was unsure if it would be financially viable.</p> <p>For his "services to art" in Ireland, Lane was knighted in June 1909 at the comparatively young age of 33.</p> <p>Lane did not live to see his gallery permanently located as he died in 1915 during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, off the west coast of Cork, the county of his birth.</p> <p>Following his death, his will bequeathed his collection to London, but an un witnessed  codicil which he wrote before his death in 1915 bequeathed it to Dublin. However the codicil was not witnessed and his wishes were not honoured despite huge lobbying by Irish and British sympathisers</p> <p>At the request of Lane's aunt, Lady Gregory, WT Cosgrave, leader of the Irish Government unsuccessfully approached Ramsay MacDonald on the matter in 1929. When John A. Costello became Taoiseach in 1948, he initiated further negotiations with Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister. This eventually led to a compromise in 1959, under Taoiseach Sean Lemass, whereby half of the Lane Bequest would be lent and shown in Dublin every five years.</p> <p>In 1993 the agreement was varied so that 31 of the 39 paintings would stay in Ireland. The remaining 8 were divided into 2 groups, so that 4 would be lent for 6 years at a time to Dublin. These 8 include works by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Morisot, Vuillard and Degas. In 2008, in celebration of its first centenary, the Hugh Lane negotiated  with the National Gallery London for the return of the entire Bequest for a period of three months, the first time they were reunited with the rest of Hugh Lane’s collection since 1913.</p> <p>The Gallery, is now situated in Parnell Square in central Dublin. A new wing was opened in 2006.</p> <p><strong>Priceless Superstars of the Art World return to Dublin</strong></p> <p>Four priceless superstars of the art world will return to the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from the National Gallery London on Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> May to huge anticipation.</p> <p>Part of the famous Hugh Lane Collection is a group of eight paintings by renowned French Impressionist painters. This group is shared in a unique agreement with the National Gallery London (see history of agreement below). These eight paintings are divided into two groups, with four paintings on display in Dublin for six years at a time.</p> <p>The four paintings returning to Dublin tomorrow are:</p> <ul> <li>Les Parapluies or The Umbrellas by Auguste Renoir</li> <li>Portrait of Eva Gonzales by Edouard Manet</li> <li>Jour d'Ete or Summer's Day by Berthe Morisot</li> <li>View of Louveciennes by Camille Pissarro</li> </ul> <p>“It would be a privilege for any gallery to exhibit these pioneering works of art, but it is especially significant that these works are returning to Dublin, to the collection to which Hugh Lane originally intended them to belong.  Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, a vibrant showcase for the visual arts and a treasure trove of modern and contemporary art, welcomes back this wonderful collection” said the Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí</p> <p>“This is an exciting homecoming for these much loved masterpieces which are part of the cultural history of modern Ireland. These superb works will be on exhibition for the enjoyment of all Dubliners and visitors to the city. “” said Barbara Dawson, Director of the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.</p> <p>The masterpieces will be on view to the public from Friday, 24<sup>th</sup> May. There will be a free public lecture on Renoir’s Les Parapluies by Dr. Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections at the Gallery on Sunday, 26<sup>th</sup> May at 3.00pm.</p> <p>Images available at: <a href="http://www.dublincity.ie/Press/Pages/TheLaneCollection.aspx">http://www.dublincity.ie/Press/Pages/TheLaneCollection.aspx</a></p> <p><strong>For further information contact:</strong></p> <p>Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277</p> <p>Barbara Dawson, Director, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane  (T) 01 2225554</p> <p>Dr. Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (T) 2225557</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil">https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil</a> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Businessandleadershipcom/307062460500" title=""interact with BusinessandLeadership.com on facebook" "> </a> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil">www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil</a> </span></p> <p><strong>Details of the Paintings</strong></p> <p>The much loved and world renowned<strong> Les Parapluies ( or The Umbrellas ) by Auguste</strong> <strong>Renoir </strong>returns to delight Dublin audiences. Renoir who lived in the heart of Paris depicts a rainy day on a crowded Parisienne street where brightly coloured umbrellas are hoisted against the inclement weather. Renoir paints a vivid and colourful picture of urban life which is all the more fascinating due to the underlying tension between the humble but beautiful flower girl and  the admiring seductive glance of the wealthy man to the left of the painting.</p> <p class="Body1">The <strong>Portrait of Eva Gonzales by Edouard Manet</strong> aroused great excitement when Hugh Lane purchased it for 100,000 francs in 1904. Gonzales became a pupil of Manet's in 1869 and he painted this portrait of her in 1870. A successful artist during her brief lifetime, ( she died in childbirth aged 36) one of her paintings. Children Playing in the Sand Dunes is in the National Gallery of Ireland. George Moore, a great fan of this painting,in one of his lectures in support of Hugh Lane and a gallery of modern art for Ireland, exhorted his audience to no longer  look upon the withered thighs of martyred saints, but rather on the beauty of female form and the raised arm of Mme. Gonzales and William Orpen included Eva Gonzales in the background of his famous painting 'Homage to Manet.</p> <p class="Body1">The magnificent <strong>Jour d'Ete or Summer's Day by  Berthe Morisot</strong> shows a sunny day in the Bois de Boulange on the outskirts of Paris, where two women  in the rowing boat on the pond captures the leisured pursuits of Paris society at the turn of the century. <strong> </strong></p> <p class="Body1"><strong>Camille</strong> <strong>Pissarro's View of Louveciennes</strong> captures the French countryside in Springtime.</p> <p class="Body1"><strong>History of the Agreement</strong></p> <p>Hugh Percy Lane was born in County Cork, Ireland on 9 November 1875. He was brought up in Cornwall, England, and began his career as an apprentice painting restorer and later became a successful art dealer in London.</p> <p>Through regular visits to Coole (near Gort), County Galway, the home of his aunt, Lady Gregory, Lane remained in contact with Ireland. He soon counted among his family, friends and social circle those who collectively formed the core of the Irish cultural renaissance in the early decades of the 20th century.</p> <p>Extolling the cause of Irish art abroad, Lane also became one of the foremost collectors and dealers of Impressionist paintings in Europe, and amongst those outstanding works purchased by him for the new gallery were <em>La Musique aux Tuileries</em> by Manet, <em>Sur la Plage</em> by Degas, <em>Les Parapluies</em> by Renoir and <em>La Cheminée</em> by Vuillard.</p> <p>The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art opened in January 1908 in temporary premises in Harcourt Street, Dublin. Lane hoped that Dublin Corporation would run it, but the Corporation was unsure if it would be financially viable.</p> <p>For his "services to art" in Ireland, Lane was knighted in June 1909 at the comparatively young age of 33.</p> <p>Lane did not live to see his gallery permanently located as he died in 1915 during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, off the west coast of Cork, the county of his birth.</p> <p>Following his death, his will bequeathed his collection to London, but an un witnessed  codicil which he wrote before his death in 1915 bequeathed it to Dublin. However the codicil was not witnessed and his wishes were not honoured despite huge lobbying by Irish and British sympathisers</p> <p>At the request of Lane's aunt, Lady Gregory, WT Cosgrave, leader of the Irish Government unsuccessfully approached Ramsay MacDonald on the matter in 1929. When John A. Costello became Taoiseach in 1948, he initiated further negotiations with Harold Macmillan, the British Prime Minister. This eventually led to a compromise in 1959, under Taoiseach Sean Lemass, whereby half of the Lane Bequest would be lent and shown in Dublin every five years.</p> <p>In 1993 the agreement was varied so that 31 of the 39 paintings would stay in Ireland. The remaining 8 were divided into 2 groups, so that 4 would be lent for 6 years at a time to Dublin. These 8 include works by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Morisot, Vuillard and Degas. In 2008, in celebration of its first centenary, the Hugh Lane negotiated  with the National Gallery London for the return of the entire Bequest for a period of three months, the first time they were reunited with the rest of Hugh Lane’s collection since 1913.</p> <p>The Gallery, is now situated in Parnell Square in central Dublin. A new wing was opened in 2006.</p> Permanent Collection 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/301-permanent-collection-2009 Dr. Margarita Cappock mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane houses the foremost collection of modern and contemporary art in Ireland. Established in 1908 by Sir Hugh Lane and his supporters with Dublin Corporation the collection has grown considerably with acquisitions  in both traditional art forms and new media. The gallery has benefited from significant bequests including Lady Lavery Memorial Bequest 1935, Francis Bacon's Studio 1998, Sean Scully Collection 2005 and gifts from including The Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, The contemporary Irish Arts Society as well as from individuals. The gallery's  collection is an invaluable reflection of movements and initiatives that have occurred from the time of the Impressionists to today including  superb works acquired from the ROSC series of exhibitions which occurred between 1967 and 1988. Recent acquisitions include Perceived Lightness by Liam Gillick, Black Atlas Series by Kathy Prendergast and Climate Shit Drawing by Yinka Shonibare  In 2008 the gallery celebrated its first centenary with </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"><em>Hugh Lane 100 Years</em> </strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">exhibition which saw the return from National Gallery London all 39  paintings from Sir Hugh Lane's 1917 Bequest. They hung together together with the original collection for the first time since 1913. Over 80,000 people visited during the course of the exhibition.  In 2015 the gallery commemorated the centenary of the death of Sir Hugh Lane with the exhibition</span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"><em> Sir</em> <em>Hugh Lane: Legacy and Loss. </em></strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">In 2016 as part of the commemorations for the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the gallery launched a themed programme </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Artist as Witness</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> with selected displays from the collection. In 2017 the theme continues with</span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"> Artist as Witness: Migrations </strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">which sees a display of works from the early 20th century to today.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane houses the foremost collection of modern and contemporary art in Ireland. Established in 1908 by Sir Hugh Lane and his supporters with Dublin Corporation the collection has grown considerably with acquisitions  in both traditional art forms and new media. The gallery has benefited from significant bequests including Lady Lavery Memorial Bequest 1935, Francis Bacon's Studio 1998, Sean Scully Collection 2005 and gifts from including The Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, The contemporary Irish Arts Society as well as from individuals. The gallery's  collection is an invaluable reflection of movements and initiatives that have occurred from the time of the Impressionists to today including  superb works acquired from the ROSC series of exhibitions which occurred between 1967 and 1988. Recent acquisitions include Perceived Lightness by Liam Gillick, Black Atlas Series by Kathy Prendergast and Climate Shit Drawing by Yinka Shonibare  In 2008 the gallery celebrated its first centenary with </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"><em>Hugh Lane 100 Years</em> </strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">exhibition which saw the return from National Gallery London all 39  paintings from Sir Hugh Lane's 1917 Bequest. They hung together together with the original collection for the first time since 1913. Over 80,000 people visited during the course of the exhibition.  In 2015 the gallery commemorated the centenary of the death of Sir Hugh Lane with the exhibition</span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"><em> Sir</em> <em>Hugh Lane: Legacy and Loss. </em></strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">In 2016 as part of the commemorations for the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the gallery launched a themed programme </span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Artist as Witness</strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> with selected displays from the collection. In 2017 the theme continues with</span><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;"> Artist as Witness: Migrations </strong><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">which sees a display of works from the early 20th century to today.</span></p> <p> </p> Sean Scully Gallery 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/184-sean-scully-gallery Dr. Margarita Cappock mcappock.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p>As a result of an ongoing collaboration with Sean Scully, who like Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, the gallery is honoured to be the recipient of a gift of seven paintings, promised since the mid-1990s and presented by the artist in 2006.  These paintings form the second permanent installation in a dedicated gallery in the new wing, located just off Gallery 12.  This gift from Sean Scully, a superb exponent of abstract art, provides a mainstay for the varied exponents of non-figurative painting in the collection; his practice is singular in its illumination of contemporary concerns in abstract expression.</p> <p>As a result of an ongoing collaboration with Sean Scully, who like Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, the gallery is honoured to be the recipient of a gift of seven paintings, promised since the mid-1990s and presented by the artist in 2006.  These paintings form the second permanent installation in a dedicated gallery in the new wing, located just off Gallery 12.  This gift from Sean Scully, a superb exponent of abstract art, provides a mainstay for the varied exponents of non-figurative painting in the collection; his practice is singular in its illumination of contemporary concerns in abstract expression.</p> Public Tours: Sundays @ 2pm 2017-07-31T00:00:00+00:00 2017-07-31T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1796-publictours Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Public Tours </strong></p> <p>Public Tours of Highlights of the Collection and Temporary Exhibitions take place on Sundays at 2pm.</p> <p>Meet at the Gallery Reception desk. <span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Free</strong>, no booking required although numbers may be limited.</span></p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Public Tours </strong></p> <p>Public Tours of Highlights of the Collection and Temporary Exhibitions take place on Sundays at 2pm.</p> <p>Meet at the Gallery Reception desk. <span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Free</strong>, no booking required although numbers may be limited.</span></p> <p><br /><br /></p> Sunday Sketching 2017-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1785-sunday-sketching-sept-jan Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Sunday Sketching </strong></p> <p>During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.</p> <p>The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:</p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 September </strong><em>White lines</em> inspired by Joseph Beuys</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Sunday 10 September </strong><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curves of colours</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 September</strong><em> Shapes and Colours</em> inspired by Richard Tuttle<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September </strong><em>Feeling autumnal </em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 1 October </strong><em>Blue skies</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 8 October </strong><em>Boats and</em><strong> </strong><em>Sailing</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 15 October </strong><em>Spaces </em>inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 22 October </strong><em>How far is the horizon?</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 29 October </strong><em>Eyes in the painting are following me…</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 5 November </strong><em>Wood & stone </em>inspired by George William Russell<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 12 November </strong><em>Fishing</em> inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 19 November </strong><em>The light echoes in the water </em>inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 26 November </strong><em>If our planet was an ocean </em>inspired by <em>Ocean After Nature</em> exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 December </strong><em>Cottage by the lake </em>inspired by<em> </em>Paul Henry<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 10 December </strong><em>Lights at night</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 December </strong><em>Decorative Flowers bouquet</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 7</strong> <strong>January</strong> <em>Seated, standing, walking</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 14 January </strong><em>Trees and nature</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 21 January </strong>Renoir and Lavery:<strong> </strong><em>Parapluies et ombrelles!</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 28 January </strong><em>Art </em><em>Vitamins! Colour me healthy.</em><strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sunday Sketching </strong></p> <p>During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.</p> <p>The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:</p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 September </strong><em>White lines</em> inspired by Joseph Beuys</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Sunday 10 September </strong><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curves of colours</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 September</strong><em> Shapes and Colours</em> inspired by Richard Tuttle<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September </strong><em>Feeling autumnal </em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 1 October </strong><em>Blue skies</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 8 October </strong><em>Boats and</em><strong> </strong><em>Sailing</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 15 October </strong><em>Spaces </em>inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 22 October </strong><em>How far is the horizon?</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 29 October </strong><em>Eyes in the painting are following me…</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 5 November </strong><em>Wood & stone </em>inspired by George William Russell<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 12 November </strong><em>Fishing</em> inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 19 November </strong><em>The light echoes in the water </em>inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 26 November </strong><em>If our planet was an ocean </em>inspired by <em>Ocean After Nature</em> exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 December </strong><em>Cottage by the lake </em>inspired by<em> </em>Paul Henry<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 10 December </strong><em>Lights at night</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 December </strong><em>Decorative Flowers bouquet</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 7</strong> <strong>January</strong> <em>Seated, standing, walking</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 14 January </strong><em>Trees and nature</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 21 January </strong>Renoir and Lavery:<strong> </strong><em>Parapluies et ombrelles!</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 28 January </strong><em>Art </em><em>Vitamins! Colour me healthy.</em><strong></strong></p> <p> </p> FULL - Portfolio Preparation Course 2017-2018 2017-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1769-portfolioclasses20172018public-events Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p>This course is fully booked.</p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September 2017 - Sunday 4 February 2018 (excluding 29 October; 24, 31 December; 7 January)</strong></p> <p><strong>11.30am-1.30pm.</strong></p> <p>Led by artist <strong>Elaine Leader,</strong> the purpose of this 16 week course is to instruct students in the preparation and production of a portfolio of work that will cater for the entry to third level colleges. Through continual emphasis on idea generation, group discussion, evaluation and practical application, students will identify and clarify the process involved in producing a body of art work. The visual research will be presented through notebooks, worksheets and resolved pieces. <strong>Fee €300.</strong></p> <p><strong>To book and pay for your place</strong> please contact 01 2225550.</p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong><span> it is necessary to pay the full course fee at the time of booking to confirm your place. No refunds can be facilitated except in the exceptional case of a course cancellation. </span></p> <p>This course is fully booked.</p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September 2017 - Sunday 4 February 2018 (excluding 29 October; 24, 31 December; 7 January)</strong></p> <p><strong>11.30am-1.30pm.</strong></p> <p>Led by artist <strong>Elaine Leader,</strong> the purpose of this 16 week course is to instruct students in the preparation and production of a portfolio of work that will cater for the entry to third level colleges. Through continual emphasis on idea generation, group discussion, evaluation and practical application, students will identify and clarify the process involved in producing a body of art work. The visual research will be presented through notebooks, worksheets and resolved pieces. <strong>Fee €300.</strong></p> <p><strong>To book and pay for your place</strong> please contact 01 2225550.</p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong><span> it is necessary to pay the full course fee at the time of booking to confirm your place. No refunds can be facilitated except in the exceptional case of a course cancellation. </span></p> People's College 2017-2018 2017-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1772-peoplecollege20172018publicevents Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art</strong></p> <p><strong>Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon</strong></p> <p>Course coordinated by Jessica O'Donnell This series of slide illustrated art history lectures and tours will look at the diverse range of influences, subject matter and artistic movements explored by some of the most innovative artists from the 19th to the 21th centuries. Throughout the course, temporary exhibitions including The Ocean After Nature will be examined alongside works from the permanent collection. The Gallery’s overarching theme for 2017 is The Artist as Witness: Migrations and these illustrated lectures will also offer the opportunity for exploring this engaging and wide-ranging theme. Course details: 24 lectures. Fee: €130 Venue: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane To book please contact the People's College on t. 01 8735879 / email: info@peoplescollege.ie</p> <p><strong>Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art</strong></p> <p><strong>Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon</strong></p> <p>Course coordinated by Jessica O'Donnell This series of slide illustrated art history lectures and tours will look at the diverse range of influences, subject matter and artistic movements explored by some of the most innovative artists from the 19th to the 21th centuries. Throughout the course, temporary exhibitions including The Ocean After Nature will be examined alongside works from the permanent collection. The Gallery’s overarching theme for 2017 is The Artist as Witness: Migrations and these illustrated lectures will also offer the opportunity for exploring this engaging and wide-ranging theme. Course details: 24 lectures. Fee: €130 Venue: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane To book please contact the People's College on t. 01 8735879 / email: info@peoplescollege.ie</p> Coffee Conversation: The Paintings of Frank O'Meara 2017-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 2017-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1692-marystrattonryan Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Wednesday 10 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation:<em> The Paintings of Frank O'Meara</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Mary Stratton Ryan, Art Historian</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 10 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation:<em> The Paintings of Frank O'Meara</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Mary Stratton Ryan, Art Historian</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> Coffee Conversation: Portrait of George Russell 2017-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 2017-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1709-georgerussell Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Wednesday 24 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: Portrait of George Russell by Count Casimir Joseph Dunin de Markievicz</p> <p>Lecturer: Jessica O'Donnell</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> <p><strong>Wednesday 24 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: Portrait of George Russell by Count Casimir Joseph Dunin de Markievicz</p> <p>Lecturer: Jessica O'Donnell</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> Coffee Conversation: The Girl in White by Grace Henry 2017-05-17T00:00:00+00:00 2017-05-17T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1684-gracehenry Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p>17 May 2017/11.00am</p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>The Girl in White by Grace Henry</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Sarah Dunne O'Connell</p> <p>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.<em><br /></em></p> <p> </p> <p>17 May 2017/11.00am</p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>The Girl in White by Grace Henry</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Sarah Dunne O'Connell</p> <p>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.<em><br /></em></p> <p> </p> Coffee Conversation: Landscape, Sunshine and Shadow by P.W. Steer 2017-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 2017-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1682-sunshineandshadow Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>22 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Landscape, Sunshine and Shadow by Philip Wilson Steer</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Sarah Dunne O'Connor</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> <p><strong>22 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Landscape, Sunshine and Shadow by Philip Wilson Steer</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Sarah Dunne O'Connor</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> Coffee Conversation: Dockers by Maurice MacGonigal 2017-05-03T00:00:00+00:00 2017-05-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1683-dockers Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>3 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Dockers by Maurice MacGonigal</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Tony Suttle</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> <p><strong>3 May 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Dockers by Maurice MacGonigal</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Tony Suttle</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> Coffee Conversation: Ire/Land III by Patrick Graham 2017-03-15T00:00:00+00:00 2017-03-15T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1681-irelandiii Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>15 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Ire/land III by Patrick Graham</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Susan Campbell</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> <p><strong>15 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Ire/land III by Patrick Graham</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Susan Campbell</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included.</span></p> Coffee Conversation - Bogwater and Bullwire by T.P.Flanagan 2017-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 2017-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1680-bogwater Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>1 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Bog Water and Bullwire by T.P. Flanagan</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Olive Knox</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included. </span></p> <p><strong>1 March 2017/11.00am</strong></p> <p>Coffee Conversation: <em>Bog Water and Bullwire by T.P. Flanagan</em></p> <p>Lecturer: Olive Knox</p> <p><span>During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee for talk €5 and refreshments included. </span></p> Basic Talks: New Series 2017-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 2017-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1695-basic-talks-may2017 General Enquiries info.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>BASIC TALKS @ The Hugh Lane</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month starting on 12 May 2017. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between <strong>Basic Space</strong> and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Basic Talks are free and no booking necessary, unless otherwise stated.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">The first talk in the new series will be delivered by <strong>Ali Kirby</strong> on 12 May 2017/1pm. For the full schedule of talks during 2017 please see the attached schedule. </span></p> <p><strong>BASIC TALKS @ The Hugh Lane</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month starting on 12 May 2017. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between <strong>Basic Space</strong> and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Basic Talks are free and no booking necessary, unless otherwise stated.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">The first talk in the new series will be delivered by <strong>Ali Kirby</strong> on 12 May 2017/1pm. For the full schedule of talks during 2017 please see the attached schedule. </span></p> Art Workshops for Children 2017-07-31T00:00:00+00:00 2017-07-31T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1795-artworkshops Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p>For details of art workshops for children please see here: <a href="childrens-workshops/forthcoming">http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming</a></p> <p>For details of art workshops for children please see here: <a href="childrens-workshops/forthcoming">http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming</a></p> Sunday Sketching 2017-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Sunday Sketching </strong></p> <p>During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.</p> <p>The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:</p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 September </strong><em>White lines</em> inspired by Joseph Beuys</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Sunday 10 September </strong><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curves of colours</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 September</strong><em> Shapes and Colours</em> inspired by Richard Tuttle<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September </strong><em>Feeling autumnal </em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 1 October </strong><em>Blue skies</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 8 October </strong><em>Boats and</em><strong> </strong><em>Sailing</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 15 October </strong><em>Spaces </em>inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 22 October </strong><em>How far is the horizon?</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 29 October </strong><em>Eyes in the painting are following me…</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 5 November </strong><em>Wood & stone </em>inspired by George William Russell<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 12 November </strong><em>Fishing</em> inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 19 November </strong><em>The light echoes in the water </em>inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 26 November </strong><em>If our planet was an ocean </em>inspired by <em>Ocean After Nature</em> exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 December </strong><em>Cottage by the lake </em>inspired by<em> </em>Paul Henry<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 10 December </strong><em>Lights at night</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 December </strong><em>Decorative Flowers bouquet</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 7</strong> <strong>January</strong> <em>Seated, standing, walking</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 14 January </strong><em>Trees and nature</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 21 January </strong>Renoir and Lavery:<strong> </strong><em>Parapluies et ombrelles!</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 28 January </strong><em>Art </em><em>Vitamins! Colour me healthy.</em><strong></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sunday Sketching </strong></p> <p>During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.</p> <p>The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:</p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 September </strong><em>White lines</em> inspired by Joseph Beuys</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 12.16px;">Sunday 10 September </strong><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">Curves of colours</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 September</strong><em> Shapes and Colours</em> inspired by Richard Tuttle<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 24 September </strong><em>Feeling autumnal </em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 1 October </strong><em>Blue skies</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 8 October </strong><em>Boats and</em><strong> </strong><em>Sailing</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 15 October </strong><em>Spaces </em>inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 22 October </strong><em>How far is the horizon?</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 29 October </strong><em>Eyes in the painting are following me…</em><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 5 November </strong><em>Wood & stone </em>inspired by George William Russell<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 12 November </strong><em>Fishing</em> inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 19 November </strong><em>The light echoes in the water </em>inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 26 November </strong><em>If our planet was an ocean </em>inspired by <em>Ocean After Nature</em> exhibition<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 3 December </strong><em>Cottage by the lake </em>inspired by<em> </em>Paul Henry<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 10 December </strong><em>Lights at night</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 17 December </strong><em>Decorative Flowers bouquet</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 7</strong> <strong>January</strong> <em>Seated, standing, walking</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 14 January </strong><em>Trees and nature</em></p> <p><strong>Sunday 21 January </strong>Renoir and Lavery:<strong> </strong><em>Parapluies et ombrelles!</em><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sunday 28 January </strong><em>Art </em><em>Vitamins! Colour me healthy.</em><strong></strong></p> <p> </p> Art Courses for Adults 2017-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 2017-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1793-artcourses Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p>Details of upcoming art courses for adults can be found here <a href="drawing-classes-for-adults/courses-forthcoming">http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/courses-forthcoming</a></p> <p>Details of upcoming art courses for adults can be found here <a href="drawing-classes-for-adults/courses-forthcoming">http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/courses-forthcoming</a></p> People's College 2017-2018 2017-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 2017-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1759-peoplecollege20172018 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art</strong></p> <p><strong>Saturday, 23 September 2017-Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon</strong></p> <p>Course coordinated by Jessica O'Donnell</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">This series of slide illustrated art history lectures and tours will look at the diverse range of influences, subject matter and artistic movements explored by some of the most innovative artists from the 19</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> to the 21</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> centuries. Throughout the course, temporary exhibitions including <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> will be examined alongside works from the permanent collection. The Gallery’s overarching theme for 2017 is </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">The Artist as Witness: Migrations</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> and these illustrated lectures will also offer the opportunity for exploring this engaging and wide-ranging theme.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Course details:</strong> 24 lectures. </span></p> <p><strong>Fee: </strong>€130</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Venue:</strong> Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane</span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">To book please contact the People's College</span> on t. 01 8735879 / email: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">info@peoplescollege.ie</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art</strong></p> <p><strong>Saturday, 23 September 2017-Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon</strong></p> <p>Course coordinated by Jessica O'Donnell</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">This series of slide illustrated art history lectures and tours will look at the diverse range of influences, subject matter and artistic movements explored by some of the most innovative artists from the 19</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> to the 21</span><sup>th</sup><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> centuries. Throughout the course, temporary exhibitions including <em>The Ocean After Nature</em> will be examined alongside works from the permanent collection. The Gallery’s overarching theme for 2017 is </span><em style="font-size: 12.16px;">The Artist as Witness: Migrations</em><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"> and these illustrated lectures will also offer the opportunity for exploring this engaging and wide-ranging theme.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Course details:</strong> 24 lectures. </span></p> <p><strong>Fee: </strong>€130</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>Venue:</strong> Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane</span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">To book please contact the People's College</span> on t. 01 8735879 / email: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">info@peoplescollege.ie</span></strong></p> People's College Course 2015-2016 2015-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 2015-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1385-peoplescollege20152016 Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art</span></strong></p> <p><em><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Course programmed by Jessica O'Donnell</span></em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Saturdays 11.00am/3rd October 2015-12 March 2016</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Inspired by the Hugh Lane's renowned collection, this series of slide illustrated art history lectures delivered by guest lecturers and Gallery curators will looked at a diverse range of influences and subject matter explored by some of the most interesting and innovative artists from the 19th to the 21st centuries. There will also be the opportunity of exploring the Gallery's temporary exhibitions including<em> Sir Hugh Lane: Dublin's Legacy and Loss; Jesse Jones: Laugh a Defiance;</em> and <em>The Artist as Witness - John Lavery and the Appeal of Roger Casement.</em></span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">To book a place on this 20 week art history course please contact 01 8735879, e. info@peoplescollege.ie</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art</span></strong></p> <p><em><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Course programmed by Jessica O'Donnell</span></em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Saturdays 11.00am/3rd October 2015-12 March 2016</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">Inspired by the Hugh Lane's renowned collection, this series of slide illustrated art history lectures delivered by guest lecturers and Gallery curators will looked at a diverse range of influences and subject matter explored by some of the most interesting and innovative artists from the 19th to the 21st centuries. There will also be the opportunity of exploring the Gallery's temporary exhibitions including<em> Sir Hugh Lane: Dublin's Legacy and Loss; Jesse Jones: Laugh a Defiance;</em> and <em>The Artist as Witness - John Lavery and the Appeal of Roger Casement.</em></span></p> <p><strong><span style="line-height: 18.2px;">To book a place on this 20 week art history course please contact 01 8735879, e. info@peoplescollege.ie</span></strong></p> Adult Classes 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults Jessica O'Donnell jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p>The Education programme at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane includes very popular drawing and painting courses for adults and teenagers. Led by artists Felicty Clear, Beth O'Halloran and others courses include life drawing, painting and drawing from the collection, as well as a portfolio preparation course for those interested in entering third level education.  All courses are led by professional and experienced artists. <br /><br /><strong>Learning Resource Centre</strong></p> <p>Our adult courses take place in the Gallery's Learning Resource Centre. Since the Learning Resource Centre opened with the gallery's new extension the collection and temporary exhibitions have been explored by children aged three to adults in their eighties during successful and popular programmes. This new multi-purpose space allows for additional experimentation.<br /><br /><br /></p> <p>The Education programme at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane includes very popular drawing and painting courses for adults and teenagers. Led by artists Felicty Clear, Beth O'Halloran and others courses include life drawing, painting and drawing from the collection, as well as a portfolio preparation course for those interested in entering third level education.  All courses are led by professional and experienced artists. <br /><br /><strong>Learning Resource Centre</strong></p> <p>Our adult courses take place in the Gallery's Learning Resource Centre. Since the Learning Resource Centre opened with the gallery's new extension the collection and temporary exhibitions have been explored by children aged three to adults in their eighties during successful and popular programmes. This new multi-purpose space allows for additional experimentation.<br /><br /><br /></p> Sundays@Noon: Clementi Sonatas IV 2015-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 2015-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1407-sundaysnoon-clementi-sonatas-iv Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>The Clementi Sonatas IV</strong></p> <p>with <strong>Fionnuala Moynihan, piano</strong></p> <p>Sonatina in Eb major op.37 no.1; <br />Sonata in B minor op.40 no.2<br />Sonatina in D major op.37 no.2;<br />Sonata in Eb major op.9 no.3</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Clementi Sonatas IV</strong></p> <p>with <strong>Fionnuala Moynihan, piano</strong></p> <p>Sonatina in Eb major op.37 no.1; <br />Sonata in B minor op.40 no.2<br />Sonatina in D major op.37 no.2;<br />Sonata in Eb major op.9 no.3</p> <p> </p> Seamus Nolan: CAPP Commission 2017 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1699-seamusnolan Jessica O'Donnell jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p><strong>Artist Seamus Nolan</strong> is the recipient of the prestigious CAPP commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create.</p> <p><img src="images/pavee-point-cultural-action-seminar-1996.jpg" border="0" width="300" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">We are delighted to announce that Seamus Nolan has been successful in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) Open Call for a socially engaged commission. This is a very significant commission in the collaborative arts sphere in Ireland. It has resulted from a successful collaboration between Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, located in Parnell Square and is supported by the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) a transnational programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The applications, from across the CAPP network of partners, were of particularly high calibre with forty-one artists submitting diverse proposals in cross disciplinary artforms. This exciting commission will run from 2017 to 2018 and sets out to encourage meaningful and in depth engagement with communities of place and of interest as well as the distinct architectural, socio-political and cultural landscape of the North Inner City of Dublin.  Seamus Nolan’s proposal to investigate the idea of archive, deconstruct ideas on ‘heritage’ and engage with both communities of place and of interest, involving Traveller activists and archivists, stood out in terms of concept and imaginative power. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Barbara Dawson, Director Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane “We are delighted to work with Create and Seamus Nolan on this great commission. One of Ireland’s foremost artists working in collaborative arts practice, Nolan has presented a powerful and thoughtful proposal focused on the Traveller community. Working with the community, Paveé Point, archives and archivists, the artist will go beyond any single reading of identity and heritage in a contemporary re thinking of established histories, memories and communities” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create “We are delighted that Seamus Nolan, one of Ireland’s leading collaborative arts practitioners, has proposed this very timely and relevant socially engaged project. With a focus on archive, identity and history in relation to the Irish Traveller community, Nolan will work with a number of collaborators to re shape and re work ideas about what ‘heritage’ and memory can be. We are really looking forward to working in partnership with the Hugh Lane on this exciting commission.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Seamus Nolan, artist “I am really pleased to have the opportunity through this commission to examine basic notions of representation and community building in relation to Traveller past and heritage. The commission will support the coming together of cultural practitioners, activists and archivists in an exploration of contested histories.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Martin Collins, Pavee Point added: “With the recognition of Traveller ethnicity it is important to explore how Traveller culture and identity can be integrated in an inclusive way into all aspects of Irish life. Pavee Point welcomes this opportunity to continue to develop innovative and imaginative approaches and looks forward to working with artist Seamus Nolan.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>SEAMUS NOLAN Biography</strong> Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, recent work includes presenting 10th President as part of Re-Public in the Hyde Park Art Centre Chicago (Create /Culture Ireland showcase for 2016), Historica – Republican Aesthetics the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 'Radical Actions', RMIT Melbourne, ( 2016) 'Proto punks' with Upstate Theatre projects Drogheda, (2015) 'Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the outside' Mayo Arts Collaborative, (2016) 'what if we got it wrong' the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, touring exhibition (2015) and 'F**K IMMA' for 'What we call love', Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015) . Previous works include '10th President’ in the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, (2013) a project which proposed the President of Ireland temporarily hand over office to a child who died whilst in institutional care and ‘Newtopia, the state of human rights’ Mechelen Belgium, (2011). Nolan has also been awarded the Artist in the Community Scheme Award for 'The Trades Club Revival' which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club in Sligo, and a related exhibition in the Model, Sligo. The attempted hijack of a Ryanair flight for St Patrick's day ‘Flight NM7104’ for Terminal Convention (2011), an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned Airport terminal building at Cork Airport. A refusal to participate Ireland's inaugural Dublin Contemporary 2011, and an attempt to sell the derelict house of Barbara Luderowski the founder and co-director of The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Other works include Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre (2008 ) a solo show which looked at the Corrib Gas Pipeline and the North Mayo community affected by its development, 'every action' a collaboration with the five peace activists acquitted for disarming a military aircraft in Shannon Airport. 'if art could save your life' (2009) invited the Drogheda Arts centre to foster two dogs, earmarked to be destroyed, for the duration of the exhibition, and Hotel Ballymun (2007) a temporary public art work commissioned by Breaking Ground, Ballymun Dublin, which saw the transformation of a residential tower block on the outskirts of Dublin city into a boutique hotel by a group of local participants and organisations.</span></p> <p><br /> For further information please see the attached pdf or contact Katrina Goldstone, Create katrinagoldstone@create-ireland.ie and Jessica O’Donnell, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie</p> <p><strong>Artist Seamus Nolan</strong> is the recipient of the prestigious CAPP commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create.</p> <p><img src="images/pavee-point-cultural-action-seminar-1996.jpg" border="0" width="300" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">We are delighted to announce that Seamus Nolan has been successful in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) Open Call for a socially engaged commission. This is a very significant commission in the collaborative arts sphere in Ireland. It has resulted from a successful collaboration between Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, located in Parnell Square and is supported by the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) a transnational programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The applications, from across the CAPP network of partners, were of particularly high calibre with forty-one artists submitting diverse proposals in cross disciplinary artforms. This exciting commission will run from 2017 to 2018 and sets out to encourage meaningful and in depth engagement with communities of place and of interest as well as the distinct architectural, socio-political and cultural landscape of the North Inner City of Dublin.  Seamus Nolan’s proposal to investigate the idea of archive, deconstruct ideas on ‘heritage’ and engage with both communities of place and of interest, involving Traveller activists and archivists, stood out in terms of concept and imaginative power. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Barbara Dawson, Director Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane “We are delighted to work with Create and Seamus Nolan on this great commission. One of Ireland’s foremost artists working in collaborative arts practice, Nolan has presented a powerful and thoughtful proposal focused on the Traveller community. Working with the community, Paveé Point, archives and archivists, the artist will go beyond any single reading of identity and heritage in a contemporary re thinking of established histories, memories and communities” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create “We are delighted that Seamus Nolan, one of Ireland’s leading collaborative arts practitioners, has proposed this very timely and relevant socially engaged project. With a focus on archive, identity and history in relation to the Irish Traveller community, Nolan will work with a number of collaborators to re shape and re work ideas about what ‘heritage’ and memory can be. We are really looking forward to working in partnership with the Hugh Lane on this exciting commission.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Seamus Nolan, artist “I am really pleased to have the opportunity through this commission to examine basic notions of representation and community building in relation to Traveller past and heritage. The commission will support the coming together of cultural practitioners, activists and archivists in an exploration of contested histories.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Martin Collins, Pavee Point added: “With the recognition of Traveller ethnicity it is important to explore how Traveller culture and identity can be integrated in an inclusive way into all aspects of Irish life. Pavee Point welcomes this opportunity to continue to develop innovative and imaginative approaches and looks forward to working with artist Seamus Nolan.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;"><strong>SEAMUS NOLAN Biography</strong> Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin, recent work includes presenting 10th President as part of Re-Public in the Hyde Park Art Centre Chicago (Create /Culture Ireland showcase for 2016), Historica – Republican Aesthetics the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 'Radical Actions', RMIT Melbourne, ( 2016) 'Proto punks' with Upstate Theatre projects Drogheda, (2015) 'Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the outside' Mayo Arts Collaborative, (2016) 'what if we got it wrong' the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, touring exhibition (2015) and 'F**K IMMA' for 'What we call love', Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015) . Previous works include '10th President’ in the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, (2013) a project which proposed the President of Ireland temporarily hand over office to a child who died whilst in institutional care and ‘Newtopia, the state of human rights’ Mechelen Belgium, (2011). Nolan has also been awarded the Artist in the Community Scheme Award for 'The Trades Club Revival' which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club in Sligo, and a related exhibition in the Model, Sligo. The attempted hijack of a Ryanair flight for St Patrick's day ‘Flight NM7104’ for Terminal Convention (2011), an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned Airport terminal building at Cork Airport. A refusal to participate Ireland's inaugural Dublin Contemporary 2011, and an attempt to sell the derelict house of Barbara Luderowski the founder and co-director of The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Other works include Corrib Gas Project Arts Centre (2008 ) a solo show which looked at the Corrib Gas Pipeline and the North Mayo community affected by its development, 'every action' a collaboration with the five peace activists acquitted for disarming a military aircraft in Shannon Airport. 'if art could save your life' (2009) invited the Drogheda Arts centre to foster two dogs, earmarked to be destroyed, for the duration of the exhibition, and Hotel Ballymun (2007) a temporary public art work commissioned by Breaking Ground, Ballymun Dublin, which saw the transformation of a residential tower block on the outskirts of Dublin city into a boutique hotel by a group of local participants and organisations.</span></p> <p><br /> For further information please see the attached pdf or contact Katrina Goldstone, Create katrinagoldstone@create-ireland.ie and Jessica O’Donnell, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie</p> Dublin's Culture Collects 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1675-dublinscultureconnects Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane infoDOThughlane@dublincity.ie <h2><strong>Dublin's Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood</strong></h2> <div id="g1-lead-1" class="g1-lead "> <p>The National Neighbourhood spans the Dublin City Council region, and for the first time brings together the Public Libraries, the area offices, the City Arts Office and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, in partnership with National Cultural Institutions (The Abbey Theatre, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Concert Hall, The Chester Beatty Library, The National Archives and The Irish Museum of Modern Art).</p> </div> <p>The core value is the public and cultural community working together, connecting Dubliners in significant ways on projects that are relevant to their expressed concerns. Each project has evolved from a series of conversations and are harnessing the appetites of particular groups for cultural engagement.</p> <p>These programmes focus on creating space for experimentation, modelling new partnerships and testing ways of working. The results will be documented and used to inform future programmes in Dublin communities. #DCCNeighbourhoods</p> <h2><strong>Dublin's Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood</strong></h2> <div id="g1-lead-1" class="g1-lead "> <p>The National Neighbourhood spans the Dublin City Council region, and for the first time brings together the Public Libraries, the area offices, the City Arts Office and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, in partnership with National Cultural Institutions (The Abbey Theatre, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Concert Hall, The Chester Beatty Library, The National Archives and The Irish Museum of Modern Art).</p> </div> <p>The core value is the public and cultural community working together, connecting Dubliners in significant ways on projects that are relevant to their expressed concerns. Each project has evolved from a series of conversations and are harnessing the appetites of particular groups for cultural engagement.</p> <p>These programmes focus on creating space for experimentation, modelling new partnerships and testing ways of working. The results will be documented and used to inform future programmes in Dublin communities. #DCCNeighbourhoods</p>