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Exhibitions and Events

 

Arts Building Concourse - exhibition of recent acquisitions just installed, 22 September 2017

 

New Alumni Rooms display, installed August 2017

 

An Arts Building Concourse Exhibitions Archive - new web page to access previous exhibitions

 

'Visualising The Berkeley Library @ 50' - New display in the recently refurbished Regent House, installed Summer 2017

 

APERTURES - creating NEW, collecting NOW

Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin, March - May 2017

 

George Russell (AE) @ 150

Armagh County Museum, 10th March - 22 April 2017

An art exhibition of works specially selected from two of Ireland's largest AE collections, Trinity College Dublin and Armagh County Museum, to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Russell, born in Armagh.

Opening event, Friday 10th March at 7.30pm, followed by a lecture entitled 'Natural Magic: the paintings of AE Russell' by Dr. Deirdre Kelly

Please find exhibition opening invitation here

Full programme of events organised by the Museum is available here

In the Spring 2017 edition of the Irish Arts Review, pp 98 - 101, you will also find an article entitled 'Spirit Level' by Dr. Deirdre Kelly, featuring images of 5 of the 16 artworks on loan from our Art Collections at Trinity College Dublin.

Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, Armagh, BT61 9BE

www.armaghcountymuseum.co.uk

Tel: +442837523070

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Your 4th and final chance to see our touring exhibition

The Swing of the Sixties: Trinity's College Gallery

The Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Exhibition launches Thursday 24th November at 6pm, and runs to 7th January 2017

Full details here

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16th September 2016

NEW CAMPUS EXHIBITION:

‘Creativity is contagious – pass it on’

A Selection of Recent Donations to the College Art Collections

A new focused exhibition at The Arts Building, near the Nassau Street pedestrian entrance to the university.

For further information please click here

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The Swing of the Sixties: Trinity's College Gallery

opens in its 3rd venue, from February 18th to April 9th 2016, at

 

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Presented in association with Lismore Castle Arts and The Trinity College Dublin Art Collections

Highlanes Gallery would also like to thank the Arts Council of Ireland for essential programme funding, Louth County Council, and the Department of Social Protection

 

PRESS RELEASE AVAILABLE HERE

Saturday 20 February 2016 at 2.00pm

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: TALK and TOUR

the opening will take the format of a series of short gallery talks and curator’s tour:

 

WITNESS: HOW 1960s IRELAND TOOK ON INTERNATIONAL MODERNISM

Contextual Introduction - Brenda Moore McCann, Art Historian
Recall and Response - Brian Maguire, Visual Artist
Walk and talk tour - Richard Wood, Exhibition Curator

Highlanes Gallery, Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

All welcome, free, booking advised on T. 041-9803311, refreshments will be served.

Carlos Cruz Diez, Physichromie 294

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 294, 1967, painted plywood and transparent polyester inserts mounted on painted wood, 61.5 x 61.5 cm. Courtesy of the Trinity College Dublin Art Collections; © The Artist

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Trinity's 'College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties

is touring to

The Glebe House and Gallery, Churchill, County Donegal

from the 4th of July to the 27th of September 2015

Exhibition Launch - Friday 3rd July 2015 from 7pm, to be opened by Jenny Haughton, Independent Art Curator - ALL WELCOME, invite available here

The exhibition is presented in association with

Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford and The Trinity College Dublin Art Collections, as part of The 2015 Earagail Arts Festival programme

For further information on the gallery: The Glebe House and Gallery

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2nd April 2015

Trinity's 'College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties

3 April - 7 June 2015

The exhibition be launched formally at Lismore Castle Art Gallery 
on Friday 10th April, 6-8pm
by the Provost, Dr. Patrick Prendergast

Please click here for more details

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10th November 2014

NEW CAMPUS EXHIBITION: 'Collecting Together'

Launch of a new series of exhibitions on campus with the first in the series on show now until Spring 2015 at The Arts Building, near the Nassau Street pedestrian entrance to the university

For further information please click here

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2 November 2011 - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF TCD STAFF & STUDENT ARTWORKS

The TCD Visual Arts Society 
invites you to participate in their 3rd Annual Art Exhibition
 showcasing the artistic talents of the Staff and Students of Trinity College Dublin

Queries & submissions to visarts@csc.tcd.ie 

Click here to read about the 2010 exhibition at The Oisín Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Visual Arts Society is a long standing student-run body in College that encourages an engagement with all forms of the visual arts. To facilitate this, the Society runs regular tours of galleries & museums around the city, theatre trips, film screenings, workshops and talks. In keeping with the success of the previous two years, the TCD Visual Arts Society will host their Third Annual Exhibition of Artworks by both the staff and students of Trinity College this December.

One of the principal events in the Visual Arts Calendar, the exhibition provides an incredible opportunity for staff and students to display and sell their art in a commercial setting without any related professional fees. You are invited to participate whether exhibiting is something familiar or completely new to you. Last year showed an exciting mix of painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance art, proving that creativity is continuously flourishing in Trinity College. This exhibition hopes to strengthen the ties already made from last year in relation to the creative skill of all of the societies, the staff and students of the college, and to promote that talent to both the campus audience and the wider community.

If you are interested in submitting a work for consideration, you should download the application form here, fill it in and return it to us at visarts@csc.tcd.ie before the submissions deadline on November 14th 2011. We would also ask you to attach a publishable photo of the work to your email when returning the completed form.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email, and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Jennifer Duignam

Chair, TCD Visual Arts Society 2011-12
visarts@csc.tcd.ie 

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Dublin Contemporary 2011

Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity, 4 Oct - 2 Nov 2011, a unique exhibition and programme of events

Trinity College Dublin in association with Ireland’s first International art festival, Dublin Contemporary 2011, launches

Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity

including the latest artwork in the ‘Casual Passer-By’ series by Braco Dimitrijević

‘Casual Passer-by I met at 3.46 PM, Dublin 2011’

As part of the programme of events for Dublin Contemporary @ Trinitythe latest artwork in the ‘Casual Passer-By’ series by Yugoslavian born artist, Braco Dimitrijević will feature on the College Green face of Trinity College for the month of October. Trinity will also play host to a captivating programme of talks, tours, discussions and performances organised by the College Art Collections and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, aided by the Student Visual Arts Society, supported by the Creative Arts Technology and Culture.  Shows and events are also underway in The Douglas Hyde Gallery and The Science Gallery.

For further information on the programme of events, please click here and see www.dublincontemporary.com

Supported by the Trinity College Creative Arts Technologies and Culture initiative

EVENTS 10-14 October

Wednesday 12 October, 7pm
Emmet Lecture Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building, TCD
A Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers from the Dublin Contemporary Curatorial Team: Aideen Darcy, Jota Castro, Christian Viveros-Fauné
Chaired by Dr. Yvonne Scott, Head of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, TCD 
In association with the TCD Student Visual Arts Society

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Thursday 13 October, 5.30-6.15pm
Starting at Front Arch, TCD, continuing through the College Campus to The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Contemporary exhibition

‘Hello Sam’ - A one-off extended performance as part of the installation                                                                ‘Hello Sam’ by the team of Brian O’Doherty, Joe Stanley and Christina Kennedy, at the National Gallery of Ireland, is a site-specific installation piece incorporating sound recordings that attempt to engage the myth of Beckett’s persona, as well as the mystery of his work by staging a situation which calls on the viewer’s imaginative participation and ‘willing suspension of disbelief’ .  A component of this work is an intermittent performance by robed figures that circulate in sequential patterns around the work, ‘binding’ the suspended figure in concentric motion. These ‘walkers’ are both witnesses, celebrants and mourners, engaging time through repetition to create an imagined no-place which is shared with the visitor. The Trinity College Art Collections Curator and Visual Arts Society Students were invited to participate in the group comprising artists, curators, lecturers and students in the visual arts, and members of other professions beyond the visual arts community.
Onlookers are invited to come along with the performance to the National Gallery of Ireland to experience the artwork on the eve of the ‘Meet the artist’ talk with Brian O’Doherty.

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Friday 14 October, 1-2pm
Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, The Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, TCD
Meet the Artist: Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland – ‘How I made New York a Suburb of Dublin’
This event will feature, for the first time in Europe, an artist-author signing of the recent publication, ‘Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland: Between Categories’, by Brenda Moore-McCann
Artist, critic & Booker prize nominated novelist Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland, in conversation with Christina Kennedy and Brenda Moore-McCann, will discuss his new work for Dublin Contemporary 2011, ‘Hello Sam’, which attempts to engage the myth of Beckett; he will also reflect on his career since the 1960s including his many creative personae. Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, has curated exhibitions and projects with the artist since 2001, including the Burial of his Patrick Ireland identity.  Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann is a graduate of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, TCD, and is the author of a major monograph that has been developed from her connection with the artist stemming from research for her B.A. thesis, PhD and culminating in an IRCHSS post-doctoral fellowship at TCD.
Don’t miss O’Doherty’s performance of one of his Vowel Poems and an amazing opportunity to hear an excerpt from his recording of Jack McGowran (1918-73) reciting ‘Texts for Nothing #8’ by Beckett, that the artist included in his edition of the journal ‘Aspen 5 & 6’ (1967) considered by Alexander Alberro as ‘the foundational moment of conceptual art’. MacGowran won the Obie Award in 1971 for Best Performance by an Actor assaying "Beckett" on the off-Broadway stage.
‘Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland: Between Categories’, by Brenda Moore-McCann, published by Lund Humphries, will be available on the day at a special rate of €30 (RRP €42) and is also at the National Gallery of Ireland bookshop, among others nationwide.

 

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Celebrating 50 Years of Modern Art Initiatives at Trinity College Dublin

 

50 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art at Trinity - click here for full details

50th Anniversary Commemorative publication - purchase online here through Associated Editions publishers

In 2010, Trinity College Dublin celebrates 50 years of collecting, displaying, and promoting modern and contemporary Irish and international art.  In particular, we are celebrating the College Gallery Picture Hire scheme, founded during the academic year 1959-60 and still running today. The scheme allows students and staff with rooms and offices on campus to engage with art during their normal daily routines. To mark the anniversary year, a series of three major exhibitions will be held at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Royal Hibernian Academy, and a display planned for 2011 campus-wide, including Trinity College’s own Science Gallery, to be accompanied by a commemorative book and a programme of related events, generously supported by the alumni through the Trinity College Association and Trust. 


'George Dawson: An Unbiased Eye.' Modern and contemporary art from Trinity College Dublin. The Royal Hibernian Academy - Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery & the Atrium, until Sun. 19 Dec. 2010

Generously supported by the Trinity College Association and Trust

 

Wed. 8th Dec. 5pm 'The Making of TCD's Modern Print Collection' - Exhibition tour, Royal Hibernian Academy
Dr. Angela Griffith (TCD History of Art Department)

Sun. 12th & Sun. 19th Dec. at 3pm 'George Dawson: An Unbiased Eye.' Exhibition tour at the Royal Hibernian Academy by Catherine Giltrap, Trinity College Art Collections Curator

TCD Campus Art Tours: 8th & 15th Dec. 1.15-1.45pm (indoors & outdoors - weather permitting) Meet Arts Building concourse - access campus via Nassau Street entrance, meeting point inside sliding doors on right hand side.

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23/11/10

Smartphone Campus Art Trail Launch


Wednesday 24 Nov. at the 1.15pm Campus Art Tour Campus Art trail sheet here (pdf document)
(meet Arts Building concourse, inside the entrance)
trail continues at the RHA exhibition

Information on a selection of the artists exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy

(featured in the QR tag exhibition and campus trail launching 24 November 2010)

Karel Appel 'Le Diable' (1956) mixed media on paper

Georges Braque 'Oiseau dans le feuillage' (1961) lithograph on newspaper

Micheal Farrell 'Study '66' (1966) acrylic on canvas

Patrick Scott 'Kite!' 1974 acrylic on canvas


Last updated 22 September 2017 catherine.giltrap@tcd.ie (Email).