Seminars and Symposia

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is committed to providing dynamic, innovative and engaging programmes of education, appreciation and information on modern and contemporary art. We organise a multiplicity of programmes for people of all ages and interests including symposia, seminars and research projects.

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. 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 Basic Space and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses. Free and no booking required unless otherwise stated.

Friday 30 November 2018, 10am-12.30pm

Study Morning: Furtive Tears

This Study Morning will discuss themes arising from Furtive Tears an exhibition of work by Niamh McCann which explores the dynamic relationship between audience, object and mode of display. Speakers will include artist Niamh McCann, composer David Coonan and author Darran Anderson. Free, booking through

For further details of past and upcoming seminars please see the pdfs to the right of this page.