Open Call: DHG Student Forum 2019/2020

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an open call for applications from third-level students to the second round of the gallery’s Student Forum.

Following on from the success of the 2018/2019 Student Forum, which saw ten undergraduate and postgraduate students from institutions across Ireland engaging with the Gallery’s programming over 12 months, the gallery is pleased to now begin accepting applications for the next Student Forum group. 

Open to undergraduates and postgraduates from all fields of study, and across all institutions, the Student Forum will meet monthly during the academic year, research the Gallery programme and deliver paid tours of the exhibitions. We will provide an opportunity for professional development through practical training with expert mentorship. We are looking for people who are excited by the Gallery, its legacy and its current standing in the presentation of Irish and international visual art, and who are eager to learn about the production and exhibition of contemporary art.

Established in 1978, The Douglas Hyde Gallery is Ireland’s first university gallery, and was one of the first institutions in the state to regularly hold exhibitions of contemporary art. We have recently presented the first solo exhibitions in Ireland by Jumana Manna, Abbas Akhavan, Francis Upritchard, Alice Neel, alongside pivotal solo exhibitions by Irish artists Isabel Nolan, Sam Keogh and Caoimhe Kilfeather. We have a unique track record of developing, producing and presenting innovative exhibitions by Irish and International artists resonating strongly with audiences in Dublin, Ireland and beyond. Embarking on a new phase, we bring together artistic excellence, producing and commissioning new work, experimentation, education and public engagement.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and CV before 5pm on Friday, 29 March 2019 to:
Rachel Donnelly, Assistant Curator (Learning and Engagement) at


Image: Andrea Büttner, From Untitled (13th and 14th century gravestones depicting reading scholars from Bologna University), 2012. Reverse glass painting, 32 x 20.5 x 0.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London