Transition Year Programme

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Hugh Lane Gallery

Transition Year Programme

Tuesday 28 January – Friday 31 January 2020, 10am-3.30pm*

*Applicants must be available to complete the full four day programme.

Founded in 1908, the Hugh Lane Gallery is regarded as one of  the first modern art galleries in the world. Founded by Hugh Lane, a Cork-born art dealer and collector together with Dublin Corporation and a varied and distinguished body of supporters, the Gallery’s collection of  Irish and international art also includes stained glass by Harry Clarke and the renowned studio of  Francis Bacon. In addition there are dynamic programmes of temporary exhibitions and education as well as a conservation programme.

During this four day course you will gain an insight into the operations of the gallery through talks and tours with gallery curators, artists and lecturers. You will discover more about some of the social, artistic, political and economic innovators represented in the Gallery’s collection. You will also experiment with a variety of art forms through artist-led practical art workshops  in the gallery’s dedicated education studio space. A group project will also be developed and realised.

Please note: You do not have to be studying art or intending to study art to participate in this course. What is required is curiosity, enthusiasm and a willingness to participate.

How to apply:

  • Please complete the Hugh Lane Gallery’s Transition Year Application Form and return by email to: Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, Hugh Lane Gallery, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 8 November. We will endeavour to inform applicants of the status of their application not later than two weeks after this date.
  • If spaces are still available after 8 November we will continue to review subsequent applications. Do contact the above email if you are interested in applying.
  • A max of one student per school is offered unless space becomes available.
  • You must currently be in Transition year.
  • You must complete the application form yourself, in your own words.
  • The application form can be accessed here

If offered a place:

  • Once you are offered a place, a photo permission form will be sent to you.
  • In order to participate a letter of Indemnity must be provided in advance by your school.
  • The TY course takes place at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
  • Applicants must be available to complete the full four day programme.
  • Lunch is not provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.