Join The Douglas Hyde Gallery's New Student Forum

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is currently welcoming applications from third-level students to join the Gallery’s newly established student forum. Open to undergraduates and postgraduates from all fields of study, and across all institutions, the student forum will comprise of five to ten students who 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 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Ireland’s first university gallery, it was one of the first institutions in the state to regularly hold exhibitions of contemporary art and continues to present exhibitions by significant contemporary artists. We have recently presented the first solo exhibitions in Ireland by Abbas Akhavan, Francis Upritchard and 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, February 23, 2018 to:
Rachel McIntyre, 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