DHG@40: A Celebration
Thursday May 17, 6.30pm

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2018 marks the fortieth anniversary of The Douglas Hyde Gallery. Co-founded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, as both the first public gallery dedicated to contemporary art and first university gallery in Ireland, it opened on March 1, 1978.

To celebrate this milestone, we have invited a panel of artists who have had major solo exhibitions at the Gallery to take part in a discussion loosely based around their memories of and reflections on the space over the past four decades. The talk will be chaired by academic and art writer Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, who served on the Board of the DHg for many years. 

We look forward to hearing contributions from:

Gerard Byrne
Willie Doherty
Sam Keogh
Sean Lynch
Isabel Nolan
Mairead O'hEocha

Finally and to close the evening, we're delighted to welcome Gadget and the Cloud, the Cork based DJ and producer, who will play a set of ambient lo-fi electronica. The evening is kindly sponsored by O'Hara's Irish Craft Beers. 

All are welcome and admission is free. There is no need to book a place. 

Image: Blue Funk (Evelyn Byrne, Valerie Connor, Brian Cross, Tom Green, Brian Hand, Jaki Irvine, and Kevin Kelly), A State of Great Terror, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, 1992. 

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