Current 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/current-collections 2018-09-20T17:30:38+00:00 Point Blank Changes to Gallery Displays during Refurbishment Works 2018-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 2018-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/2192-changes-to-gallery-displays-during-refurbishment-works Logan Sisley logan.sisley@dublincity.ie <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dublin City Council is undertaking major refurbishment works to the ground floor galleries in 2019 to upgrade these spaces to best museum standards. In advance of the refurbishment several galleries will be closed from July 2018 to accommodate the architects' investigative works. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and will endeavour to keep as many galleries as possible open. These investigative works will not affect the temporary exhibitions.</span></p> <p>Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to The Hugh Lane during this exciting phase in the gallery’s development.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">Dublin City Council is undertaking major refurbishment works to the ground floor galleries in 2019 to upgrade these spaces to best museum standards. In advance of the refurbishment several galleries will be closed from July 2018 to accommodate the architects' investigative works. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and will endeavour to keep as many galleries as possible open. These investigative works will not affect the temporary exhibitions.</span></p> <p>Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to The Hugh Lane during this exciting phase in the gallery’s development.</p> <p> </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 Logan Sisley logan.sisley@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, <a href="history-of-studio-relocation" title="Francis Bacon's Studio">Francis Bacon's Studio</a> 1998, <a href="current-collections/184-sean-scully-gallery" title="Sean Scully">Sean Scully Collection</a> 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. <strong>Recent acquisitions</strong> include <em>Perceived Lightness</em> by Liam Gillick, <em>Black Atlas Series</em> by Kathy Prendergast and <em>Climate Shit Drawing</em> by Yinka Shonibare. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">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. </span></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, <a href="history-of-studio-relocation" title="Francis Bacon's Studio">Francis Bacon's Studio</a> 1998, <a href="current-collections/184-sean-scully-gallery" title="Sean Scully">Sean Scully Collection</a> 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. <strong>Recent acquisitions</strong> include <em>Perceived Lightness</em> by Liam Gillick, <em>Black Atlas Series</em> by Kathy Prendergast and <em>Climate Shit Drawing</em> by Yinka Shonibare. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.16px;">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. </span></p> Stained Glass Room 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 2001-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/2058-stained-glass-room General Enquiries info.hughlane@dublincity.ie <p>Beside the gallery's reception is the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece <em>The Eve of St. Agnes</em> and the recently acquired <em>'Mr Gilhooley by Liam O'Flaherty' for the Geneva Window</em>, 1929, by Clarke. The room also features work by <span>Wilhelmina Geddes, Evie Hone, Paul Bony and James Scanlon.</span></p> <p>Beside the gallery's reception is the stained glass room, which contains the remarkable and ever popular Harry Clarke piece <em>The Eve of St. Agnes</em> and the recently acquired <em>'Mr Gilhooley by Liam O'Flaherty' for the Geneva Window</em>, 1929, by Clarke. The room also features work by <span>Wilhelmina Geddes, Evie Hone, Paul Bony and James Scanlon.</span></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 Logan Sisley logan.sisley@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>