The Douglas Hyde Gallery Governance
Current Members of the Board
Linda Doyle (Chair); appointed March 2013, Chair since April 2015
Willie Doherty; appointed March 2017
Declan Long; appointed December 2005
Helen Meany; appointed March 2017
Valerie Mulvin; appointed December 2009
Niamh O'Malley; appointed March 2017
Yvonne Scott; appointed April 2015
Linda Doyle is the Director of CONNECT/CTVR and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. She has raised over 70 million euro in research funding in the past decade and has published widely in her field. Prof. Doyle has a reputation as an advocate for change in spectrum management practices and has played a role in spectrum policy at national and international levels. She took over the role of Chair in April 2015.
Willie Doherty is an artist and a Visiting Professor at Ulster University. He has exhibited in many of the world’s leading museums, including the CAM Gulbenkian, Lisbon; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; SMK, Copenhagen; TATE, London; Dallas Museum of Art; Speed Museum, Kentucky; Kunsthalle Bern; Lenbachhaus München and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He was nominated twice for the Turner Prize, and has participated in major international exhibitions including Documenta, Manifesta, the Carnegie International, and the Venice, São Paulo, Sydney and Istanbul biennales.
Declan Long is Co-Director of the MA 'Art in the Contemporary World' and a lecturer in modern and contemporary art in the Faculty of Visual Culture in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 2013, he served as a member of the judging panel for the Turner Prize. He has published widely on contemporary art as a contributor to magazines and journals and numerous publications. He is also a visual arts correspondent for RTÉ Radio.
Helen Meany is an arts journalist, critic and consultant. She is the Literature Advisor to the Arts Council, where she advises on literature and publishing, and theatre critic for Ireland with The Guardian newspaper. She writes and broadcasts widely on the arts, contributing to books and journals. She has been a visiting lecturer in contemporary theatre and criticism at Trinity College Dublin, UCD and DIT, and presents critics’ writing programmes at international arts festivals. She is a former editor of Irish Theatre Magazine (2005-11), and arts journalist and commissioning editor with The Irish Times (1991-2002). She was Curator of the Arts Council’s international Critical Voices programme in 2005-6. She is currently Chairperson of Dublin Dance Festival.
Valerie Mulvin is an architect and the co-founder of McCullough Mulvin Architects, an innovative contemporary architecture and urban design practice based in Dublin. The practice has an unusual combination of interest in contemporary architecture and old buildings; there is an exploration of the resonance between old things and new ones, relationships explored in projects like Waterford and Rush Libraries, the Model Arts and Niland Gallery or the Dublin Dental Hospital. Their work has received many national and international awards, and is extended by publications, teaching, and research.
Niamh O’Malley is a visual artist based in Dublin, she also lectures in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Her videos, drawings and sculptures often act as filters and invite us to enter the spaces between objects and places and our ideas of them. Her work is included in numerous private & public collections including The Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Arts Council of Ireland & Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin. Recent critical writings on her practice can be read in Frieze, Art Monthly, ArtReview, Artforum, thisistomorrow, Enclave Review, Paper Visual Art.
Yvonne Scott is Director of Triarc (Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre) and Programme Director of M. Phil in Irish Art History in Trinity College Dublin. Her expertise is in the field of modern and contemporary art as well as in agendas in the representation of landscape, space and place, engaging with a range of disciplinary approaches to interpretation, from philosophy to cultural geography. She was also involved in the Royal Irish Academy Irish art project, as contributor and Chair of the advisory board for Volume V, published by RIA and Yale University Press.
All members of the Board are also members of the Company. At present there are no other Company members.
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is committed to the implementation of the Code of Governance and the Principles of Good Fundraising.