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. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:45:30 +0000 Point Blank en-gb Christmas art workshop for 10-14 year olds - Galaxy Saturday 16 December / 2-3pm

Galaxy: Make your own Christmas decorations inspired by the moon, stars and our galaxy in this art workshop for 6-10 year olds with artist Ashleigh Downey. As well as bringing them home with you can add some of your decorations to the Hugh Lane Christmas tree if you would like!

Fee €5. Early booking recommended as places are limited. To book a place please call 01 2225550.

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Public Tours: Sundays @ 2pm 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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Sunday Sketching 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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FULL - Portfolio Preparation Course 2017-2018 This course is fully booked.

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


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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People's College 2017-2018 Avenues into Modern & Contemporary Art

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

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:

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