Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane free admission 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 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:16:13 +0000 Point Blank en-gb Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1672-artistsabroad2 http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1672-artistsabroad2 Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad

On view in galleries 12 and 13

Curated by Jessica O'Donnell

As part of our theme Artist as Witness: Migrations, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in en plein air 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.

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.

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.

The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the atelier 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.

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/

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jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie (Jessica O'Donnell) Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/221_leech_w.jpg
The Ocean After Nature http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1666-the-ocean-after-nature http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1666-the-ocean-after-nature Artists: 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.

Curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI).

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.

The Ocean after Nature 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.

Invoking personal themes of identity and migration, alongside more universal concerns related to tourism, trade, and the exploitation of natural resources, the artists in The Ocean after Nature 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.

In September 2017 The Ocean After Nature 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.

The Ocean after Nature 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.

Publication: 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. It is available from ICI.

About the Curator: 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 The Ocean after Nature (and edited the subsequent catalogue) and Publishing Against the Grain. Her writing has appeared in several art journals and in the exhibition catalogues for BLESS N°41 Retroperspektives Home (Kunsthaus Graz), Self-Timer Stories (Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Austrian Cultural Forum NY), Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness (ICI) and Partenza: Renata Poljak (Galerije Umjetnina, Split). She was previously Assistant Editor at May Revue.

About Independent Curators International (ICI): 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 ICI’s website.

If you have visited The Ocean After Nature in Dublin, please send us feedback by completing this very short survey.

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logan.sisley@dublincity.ie (Logan Sisley) Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/exhibition_images/2017/hul0917oc071_crop.jpg
Eithne Jordan: Tableau http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1667-eithne-jordan-tableau http://www.hughlane.ie/past/1667-eithne-jordan-tableau 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.

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

In Jordan's exhibition at The Hugh Lane, Tableau, 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.

The exhibition will be lit by daylight as weather conditions permit.

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.

A catalogue on Eithne Jordan's work will be published in November 2017.

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logan.sisley@dublincity.ie (Logan Sisley) Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/exhibition_images/2017/dining hall small.jpg
Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1640-artistsabroad http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1640-artistsabroad Artistic Migration: Frank O'Meara and Irish Artists Abroad

On view in galleries 12 and 13

Curated by Jessica O'Donnell

As part of our theme Artist as Witness: Migrations, this display of paintings in galleries 12 and 13 explores the work of  Irish artists who, influenced by innovative new developments in en plein air 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.

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.

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.

The Irish artist Frank O’Meara studied at the atelier 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.

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/

 

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info.hughlane@dublincity.ie (General Enquiries) Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/221_leech_w.jpg
Conservation: Frank O'Meara Self Portrait http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1645-conservationselfportrait http://www.hughlane.ie/whatson-collections/1645-conservationselfportrait Conservation of Self Portrait by Frank O'Meara

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.

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.

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. O'Meara died at the young age of thirty-five. During his artistic career, 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.

 

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info.hughlane@dublincity.ie (General Enquiries) Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/infilingcropped.jpg
Sunday Sketching http://www.hughlane.ie/1786-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub http://www.hughlane.ie/1786-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub Sunday Sketching

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+.

The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:

Sunday 3 September White lines inspired by Joseph Beuys

Sunday 10 September Curves of colours inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition

Sunday 17 September Shapes and Colours inspired by Richard Tuttle

Sunday 24 September Feeling autumnal

Sunday 1 October Blue skies

Sunday 8 October Boats and Sailing

Sunday 15 October Spaces inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition

Sunday 22 October How far is the horizon?

Sunday 29 October Eyes in the painting are following me…

Sunday 5 November Wood & stone inspired by George William Russell

Sunday 12 November Fishing inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating

Sunday 19 November The light echoes in the water inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech

Sunday 26 November If our planet was an ocean inspired by Ocean After Nature exhibition

Sunday 3 December Cottage by the lake inspired by Paul Henry

Sunday 10 December Lights at night

Sunday 17 December Decorative Flowers bouquet

Sunday 7 January Seated, standing, walking

Sunday 14 January Trees and nature

Sunday 21 January Renoir and Lavery: Parapluies et ombrelles!

Sunday 28 January Art Vitamins! Colour me healthy.

 

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/big bird sketch.jpg
Sunday Sketching http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1787-sunday-sketching-sept-jankidsclub Sunday Sketching

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+.

The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:

Sunday 3 September White lines inspired by Joseph Beuys

Sunday 10 September Curves of colours inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition

Sunday 17 September Shapes and Colours inspired by Richard Tuttle

Sunday 24 September Feeling autumnal

Sunday 1 October Blue skies

Sunday 8 October Boats and Sailing

Sunday 15 October Spaces inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition

Sunday 22 October How far is the horizon?

Sunday 29 October Eyes in the painting are following me…

Sunday 5 November Wood & stone inspired by George William Russell

Sunday 12 November Fishing inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating

Sunday 19 November The light echoes in the water inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech

Sunday 26 November If our planet was an ocean inspired by Ocean After Nature exhibition

Sunday 3 December Cottage by the lake inspired by Paul Henry

Sunday 10 December Lights at night

Sunday 17 December Decorative Flowers bouquet

Sunday 7 January Seated, standing, walking

Sunday 14 January Trees and nature

Sunday 21 January Renoir and Lavery: Parapluies et ombrelles!

Sunday 28 January Art Vitamins! Colour me healthy.

 

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Art Workshops for Children http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1795-artworkshops http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/past/1795-artworkshops For details of art workshops for children please see here: http://www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

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The Eve of St Agnes by Harry Clarke http://www.hughlane.ie/eve-of-st-agnes-by-harry-clarke2 http://www.hughlane.ie/eve-of-st-agnes-by-harry-clarke2 The Eve of St Agnes is a stained glass masterpiece designed and made by the great Irish artist Harry Clarke. Harry Clarke The Eve of St Agnes (2012) by Jessica O'Donnell is a fully illustrated book which looks at each magnificent panel and relates the window closely to John Keats's poem. This book is on sale from the Gallery Bookshop tel. 089 2202855.

To the right here you can download for free some suggested art activities for children related to the window.


About Harry Clarke (1889-1931)

Harry Clarke was born in Dublin on 17 March 1889. His father, Joshua Clarke, was a stained glass maker and church decorator. As a young boy, Harry Clarke worked in his father’s stained glass studio which was at the back of their house at 33 North Frederick Street. Working for his father instilled in Harry the importance of good craftsmanship. Harry Clarke went to school at Belvedere College, a short distance from their house, but left in 1905, shortly after the death of his beloved mother Brigid. He continued to work as an apprentice in his father’s studio while he was a student at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin. He was a talented and hard-working student and won scholarships which enabled him to study full-time at the art college. The scholarships also meant he could travel to France and England to see the magnificent stained glass windows in the medieval churches there. He entered competitions at the South Kensington School of Art and Design in London and won gold medals for the stained glass designs he submitted. Following his studies, Harry Clarke worked as a book illustrator for the London publisher Harrap and was highly praised for his drawings for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination and for Goethe’s Faust. Harry Clarke loved reading and going to the theatre and much of his art is inspired by great plays, fairy tales and legends. He especially loved stories that were fantastical, strange and wonderful. Between 1915 and 1917 Harry Clarke made eleven stained glass windows for the Honan Chapel at University College, Cork and from then on he received many important commissions for his stained glass work.  He worked constantly, often late into the night. Around 1929 he became very ill and was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), a disease of the lungs. He went to Switzerland for treatment and rest. However, two years later, on 6 January 1931, on the way home from Switzerland to Ireland, Harry Clarke died from his disease at the young age of forty-one.

The Eve of St Agnes by Harry Clarke
In April 1923 a Mr Harold Jacob asked Harry Clarke to design a stained glass window for the landing of his father’s house in Ailesbury Road in Dublin. Harold Jacob was the owner of the famous Jacob’s biscuit factory. Stained glass was usually associated with religious art in churches so it was an exciting commission to make a window for someone’s house.  Harold Jacob suggested that ‘night and morning’ or ‘summer and winter’ might be good subjects for the window.  While these were nice ideas, Harry Clarke was an artist full of imagination and he loved a challenge. He suggested instead some ideas inspired by fairy tales, plays and poems. These ideas included the story of Bluebeard, Sleeping Beauty, The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge and the poem The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats. Mr Jacob very much liked the idea of The Eve of St Agnes and three days later a delighted Harry Clarke wrote again saying: ‘I shall set to work on The Eve of St Agnes and submit my first coloured draft for discussion’. Harry Clarke made a number of beautiful preparatory studies for the window in pencil, watercolour and gouache, a type of watercolour, and these are now in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. One year later, on 1 April 1924, Harry Clarke completed The Eve of St Agnes. Mr Jacob paid Harry Clarke £160 7s 6d (160 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence) for the window. When The Eve of St Agnes was exhibited at the Irish Art Exhibition in Dublin in 1924 it won the gold medal for Arts and Crafts.  In 1978 the window was bought by the Hugh Lane Gallery, where it is on view today.

Inspired by a Poem
The poem The Eve of St Agnes was written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in January 1819. There are forty-two verses, or stanzas, so it is a very long poem. The poem was inspired by an ancient tradition where young maidens would fast and go to bed early on 20 January and hope to dream of their future husbands.  To ‘fast’ means to eat nothing. The feast day of St Agnes takes place on 21 January so the ‘eve’ means the evening before.  In John Keats’s poem Madeline had been forbidden by her father, Lord Maurice, to marry Porphyro. (Porphyro is pronounced ‘pour – fear- o’).  Despite this, on a cold and wintry night Porphyro secretly enters the castle and, with the help of Madeline’s nurse Old Angela, goes to find Madeline, who is asleep in her bedchamber. As it is the Eve of St Agnes, Madeline has gone to sleep hoping to dream of her future love. When Porphyro’s music wakes her, she is unsure whether she is dreaming or awake. Porphyro reassures her that it is not a dream and they flee from the castle and away across the moors.

John Keats’s poem is full of beautiful descriptions and Harry Clarke was inspired by these when choosing which parts of the poem to illustrate. The poem is full of colour, especially purple, blue and red, and this is why you see so much of these colours in Harry Clarke’s stained glass window.

How the Story is Told
As well as revealing his superb skill as a stained glass artist, The Eve of St Agnes stained glass window is a magnificent example of Harry Clarke’s storytelling ability.

The artist chose to tell the story of The Eve of St. Agnes in fourteen panels. If you look closely you will see that each of the panels is accompanied by a quotation from John Keats’s poem. In addition, at the top of these panels are two semi-circles, called lunettes. Running horizontally along the bottom of the panels is a frieze showing characters from the poem. Throughout the window there are borders full of wonderful decoration and ornamentation. In his art Harry Clarke was inspired by many sources, including Old Masters such as Diego Velazquez and Albrecht Dürer, Japanese art, music and literature, and Symbolist art. He combined many different ideas and visual inspirations with his own vivid imagination to create a vision which is very much his own.

Jessica O'Donnell

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jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie (Jessica O'Donnell) Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Mon, 18 May 2020 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/4700_clarkeeveofstagnescropped.jpg
People's College 2017-2018 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1772-peoplecollege20172018publicevents http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1772-peoplecollege20172018publicevents Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon

Please note: The class on Saturday 3 March is unfortunately cancelled as the Gallery will remain closed.

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

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FULL - Portfolio Preparation Course 2017-2018 http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1769-portfolioclasses20172018public-events http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1769-portfolioclasses20172018public-events This course is fully booked.

Sunday 24 September 2017 - Sunday 4 February 2018 (excluding 29 October; 24, 31 December; 7 January)

11.30am-1.30pm.

Led by artist Elaine Leader, 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. Fee €300.

To book and pay for your place please contact 01 2225550.

Please note: 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.

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Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/easterlifedrawing.jpg
Sunday Sketching http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1785-sunday-sketching-sept-jan http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1785-sunday-sketching-sept-jan Sunday Sketching

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+.

The themes being explored from September 2017 to January 2018 include the following:

Sunday 3 September White lines inspired by Joseph Beuys

Sunday 10 September Curves of colours inspired by Anne Madden’s exhibition

Sunday 17 September Shapes and Colours inspired by Richard Tuttle

Sunday 24 September Feeling autumnal

Sunday 1 October Blue skies

Sunday 8 October Boats and Sailing

Sunday 15 October Spaces inspired by Eithne Jordan’s exhibition

Sunday 22 October How far is the horizon?

Sunday 29 October Eyes in the painting are following me…

Sunday 5 November Wood & stone inspired by George William Russell

Sunday 12 November Fishing inspired by JBC Corot and Seán Keating

Sunday 19 November The light echoes in the water inspired by John Lavery and W. J. Leech

Sunday 26 November If our planet was an ocean inspired by Ocean After Nature exhibition

Sunday 3 December Cottage by the lake inspired by Paul Henry

Sunday 10 December Lights at night

Sunday 17 December Decorative Flowers bouquet

Sunday 7 January Seated, standing, walking

Sunday 14 January Trees and nature

Sunday 21 January Renoir and Lavery: Parapluies et ombrelles!

Sunday 28 January Art Vitamins! Colour me healthy.

 

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Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/big bird sketch.jpg
Public Tours: Sundays @ 2pm http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1796-publictours http://www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1796-publictours Public Tours

Public Tours of Highlights of the Collection and Temporary Exhibitions take place on Sundays at 2pm.

Meet at the Gallery Reception desk. Free, no booking required although numbers may be limited.



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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/education/guided tour patrick ireland 1.jpg
People's College 2017-2018 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1759-peoplecollege20172018 http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1759-peoplecollege20172018 Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art

Saturday, 23 September 2017-Saturday 31 March 2018 / 11am - Noon

Please note: The class on Saturday 3 March is unfortunately cancelled as the Gallery will remain closed.

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

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Art Courses for Adults http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1793-artcourses http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/past-courses/1793-artcourses Details of upcoming art courses for adults can be found here http://www.hughlane.ie/drawing-classes-for-adults/courses-forthcoming

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/mainitemimage_4084_lifedrawing2009.jpg
Seamus Nolan: CAPP Commission 2017 http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1699-seamusnolan http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1699-seamusnolan Artist Seamus Nolan is the recipient of the prestigious CAPP commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create.

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.

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”

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.”

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.”

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.”

SEAMUS NOLAN Biography 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.


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

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jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie (Jessica O'Donnell) Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/paveepointculturalactionseminar1996cropped.jpg
Walk with Light http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1881-walkwithlightsheriffst http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1881-walkwithlightsheriffst Dublin City Council North East Inner City Project with Sheriff St and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane


Walk with Light is a Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Education project in collaboration with St. Laurence O'Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street. A display of artwork made by children from St. Laurence O'Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street as part of this six weeks project during July and August was on display at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from September 2017-January 2018. The Lord Mayor of Dublin Ardmhéara Mícheál MacDonncha said of the children’s artwork at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane that “It is wonderful to see the children learning through visual art and through their enjoyable visits to the Gallery to build on the successful links between the Hugh Lane Gallery and the local community. Tugann an ealaíon deis tabhachtach do na páistí oideachas níos leithne a fhorbairt.”

Each Monday and Friday art workshops exploring a variety of media and techniques took place in Sheriff Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Led by artists from the Hugh Lane’s education panel, the children explored themes inspired by the collection and the concepts of nature, light, traces and journey.

The display was accompanied by a short film highlighting the artistic journeys made by the children each week.

Our short film documenting the project can be viewed here: Walk With Light FILM

Our thanks to all of the fifteen children who participated in the project and to the staff of St. Laurence O'Toole, Recreation Centre Sheriff St; to the artists Janine Davidson, Jane Fogarty, Beth O’Halloran, Rebecca Shelford and Anna Carey; to the artists assistants Barbara O’Connell, Frances Coghlan, Emma O’Toole and Marie Farrington; and to Rose Kenny, South East and Central Area Manager; and Bláthnaid Conlon and Ursula Donnellan, North East Inner City Project Office.

The Hugh Lane’s Education programme is curated by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Liliane Puthod, Assistant Education Curator. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane’s Education and Community Project with Sheriff St Recreation Centre is funded by Dublin City Council’s NEIC Programme Office and is part of the North East Inner City Initiative funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government.

For further information please contact: Jessica O’Donnell, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 Tel. 01 2225558. Email: jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie. www.hughlane.ie

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jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie (Jessica O'Donnell) Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/thumbnailwalkwithlight2.jpg
Foundations Project http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1900-foundations-project http://www.hughlane.ie/outreach-projects/past/1900-foundations-project Foundations Project

Since August 2017 children participating in the Foundations Project have participated in after school artist-led workshops organised by the Hugh Lane Education programme. These workshops curated by the Hugh Lane’s education department are aimed at 5-7 year olds and 7-10 year olds and take place in the Gallery’s education space on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The Foundations Project is a CDETB and HSE initiative for people using homeless services. The Hugh Lane’s project is funded by Dublin City Council’s NEIC Programme Office.

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jodonnell.hughlane@dublincity.ie (Jessica O'Donnell) Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/img_4286cropped.jpg
FULL - Portfolio Preparation Course 2017-2018 http://www.hughlane.ie/portfolio-courses/past/1766-portfolioclasses20172018 http://www.hughlane.ie/portfolio-courses/past/1766-portfolioclasses20172018 This course is fully booked.

Sunday 24 September 2017 - Sunday 4 February 2018 (excluding 29 October; 24, 31 December; 7 January)

11.30am-1.30pm.

Led by artist Elaine Leader, 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. Fee €300.

To book and pay for your place please contact 01 2225550.

Please note: 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.

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Portfolio Preparation Course 2017-2018 http://www.hughlane.ie/portfolio-courses/past/1794-2017-2018course http://www.hughlane.ie/portfolio-courses/past/1794-2017-2018course Details of Portfolio Courses at the Hugh Lane can be found here http://www.hughlane.ie/portfolio-courses/forthcoming

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/education/courses/portfolio_2008.jpg
Eithne Jordan Catalogue Launched http://www.hughlane.ie/news-archive/1918-eithne-jordan-tableau-catalogue-launch http://www.hughlane.ie/news-archive/1918-eithne-jordan-tableau-catalogue-launch The catalogue for the exhibition, Eithne Jordan: Tableau, was launched on Wednesday 22 November.

The fully illustrated book features essays by Sherman Sam and Logan Sisley.

To purchase a copy of Eithne Jordan: Tableau, contact the gallery bookshop: 
Telephone: 089 2202855
Email: gallerybookshughlane@gmail.com

The exhibition continues until 14 January 2018.

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info.hughlane@dublincity.ie (General Enquiries) Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/exhibition_images/2017/eithne jordan museum xv - crop.jpg
News : Changes to Gallery Displays http://www.hughlane.ie/245-collections http://www.hughlane.ie/245-collections Collections

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info.hughlane@dublincity.ie (General Enquiries) Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:59:59 +0000 http://www.hughlane.ie/images/collections/the artist as witness crop.jpg