The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce the appointment of Georgina Jackson as Director. She will take up her new role in May, succeeding John Hutchinson, following his twenty-five year tenure. 

Georgina comes to the Douglas Hyde Gallery from Mercer Union, Toronto, where she has been Director of Exhibitions & Programmes since 2013. During this time she led the organisation towards a renewed focus on the commissioning of work by emerging and established contemporary artists, while elevating its reputation within the local, national and international art world.

Georgina says, "I'm honoured to be joining the Douglas Hyde Gallery and am looking forward to shaping its future. Its location within the leading research university in Ireland - and at the threshold between the university and the city - marks an important and exciting space for contemporary art. I look forward to working with the team, Trinity College and the wider arts communities to build on John Hutchinson's extraordinary legacy, and to shape the Douglas Hyde Gallery as an artist-centred space."

The Douglas Hyde Gallery has played a significant role in Irish cultural life for over thirty years, and the quality of the exhibition programme is widely recognised. The Board and staff look forward to working with Georgina as she builds relationships with artists and audiences. 

Further Biographical Information

While at Mercer Union, Georgina Jackson initiated substantial projects and exhibitions with many notable artists including Duane Linklater, Tiziana la Melia, Deanna Bowen, Liz Magic Laser and Carlos Motta, and put in place programming partnerships with organisations such as the Toronto International Film Festival; the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and 80WSE Gallery, New York, amongst others.

Georgina has previously held roles as the Exhibitions Curator at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Project Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and was a curator-in-residence at the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh. A graduate of the History of Art Department in Trinity College, she completed her PhD in curatorial practice at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Dublin, in 2012. She has taught on graduate programmes at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin Institute of Technology and most recently at the University of Toronto. Her recent writing includes contributions to Curating Research (2015), edited by Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson, Afterall, C Magazine, and Art and the Public Sphere.  

Image taken by Eoin Williams.