Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016 , Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane free admission

Dublin Gallery Weekend 2016

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is again pleased to be participating in Dublin Gallery Weekend, featuring exhibitions by Sven Augustijnen and Michael Kane and our Collection displays.

Following a phenomenally successful inaugural year, Dublin Gallery Weekend is set to return even bigger in 2016 with more galleries taking part. The visual arts festival will be taking place in Dublin from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 November 2016. Over one weekend, 36 art galleries across the city will throw open their doors and invite visitors old and new to experience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

The wide range of events and exhibitions for all ages will be taking place across Dublin city in galleries such as IMMA, MART Gallery, Douglas Hyde, RHA, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Project Arts Centre, NCAD Gallery, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and many more featuring a range of Irish and international artists. Walking tours will showcase the cultural delights of area such as Trinity, Parnell Square, Monto, The Coombe, Merrion Square, St. Stephens Green and Temple Bar.

To navigate around the diverse and exciting range of participating galleries and exhibitions and to find out what events are on offer, pick up a copy of the Dublin Gallery Map in November in one of over 50 locations throughout the city or log on to www.dublingalleryweekend.ie.



Friday 25 November 2016



Tour of Parnell Square Art Galleries

Meeting in the Hillsboro Fine Art gallery, this one hour tour will continue to The Hugh Lane and Olivier Cornet Gallery.


Michael Kane in conversation with Head of Exhibitions Michael Dempsey 
Free event, early arrival recommended


Saturday 26 November 2016

10am – 5.30pm
The Artist & The State / International Symposium 
The Chapel Irish Museum of Modern Art
Tickets €6 (incl tea & coffee)

In response to the centenary of the 1916 Rising and the evolution of society over the past 100 years, IMMA, The Hugh Lane and Create’s 2016 programmes reflected on the role artists and creativity play in society and the identity of the nation state. National commemorations operate within a framework of national identity and defined statehood – frameworks that are increasingly contested and problematic within global discourses on the shifting relationship between civil society and the state.

This international symposium at IMMA takes a timely look at the potential of contemporary arts practice to critically address the challenges now facing our ever-changing global society and systems of governance. It will reflect on The Hugh Lane’s 2016 programme, including exhibitions by Jesse Jones and Sven Augustijnen.

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Sunday 27 November 2016

12 noon 
Sundays@Noon Concert Series 
Fionnuala Moynihan performs Clementi piano sonatas. Free event, early arrival recommended

Drop-in family activities for all ages 
Join artists Slavek Kwi and Rhona Byrne for the following two interactive workshops:

A thought experiment with Rhona Byrne
What kinds of drawings and scribbles might emerge if you were to imagine your brainwaves and neural networks firing from your brain through your body? 

How might these drawings translate into a large collaborative sculpture of neural pathways ... one you can walk through? If you are curious to find out more, we invite you to join artist Rhona Byrne to explore the workings of your thoughts and movements through drawing and sculpture.

Silent Sound Walks - Slavek Kwi
For these silent walks, sound artist Slavek Kwi, invites participants to experience the gallery like never before - blindfolded. What happens to your experience in the gallery when you are not using your visual senses, but instead are relying on audio perception? What kinds of things do you notice? Where might your ears take you in the gallery, instead of your eyes? The artist will also be intervening in the gallery space with other sounds, to be encountered on your walk.

All events at The Hugh Lane are free and all are welcome.

Dublin Gallery Weekend is kindly supported by the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council.