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New Acquisitions - Artists Talk,

The Swing of the Sixties : Trinity's College Gallery - Major new exhibition of the University's Modern Collections tours to Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

Exhibition Launch Talk and Tour, Saturday 20th February 2016 at 2pm - free, all welcome; exhibition runs until April 9th

BILINGUAL CAMPUS ART TOUR, Thursday 4th February, 1-1.45pm, as part of ÉIGSE Na Tríonóide 2016

20th November 2015, CURATE YOUR CAMPUS - A new scheme open to all students

14th October 2015 - The College Gallery Art Hire Scheme is back and goes live today!

18 May 2015 - To celebrate International Museum Day we are delighted to announce our recent acquisition funded by funds from the College Art Hire Scheme - 'Rory', archival pigment print by Fionn McCann

2 March 2015: A special exhibition of the works of Camille Souter in the University Art Collections, as part of International Women's Week and in response to a symposium to honour the artist

NEW: Campus Art 2015 - Smartphone Interactive Tour in English and Irish - Highlights from the Modern and Contemporary Art Collections on campus, 20 February 2015

‘Collecting Together’
A new series of exhibitions on campus launched 10th November 2014

This is the first in a new series of rotating exhibitions at the Arts Building concourse which we hope to roll out to other locations around the campus in the future. These displays aim to offer the College community and the visiting public the opportunity to experience an even greater selection of artworks from the historic, modern and contemporary art collections. These mini-exhibitions will remain for a number of months and will be accompanied by short talks and interdisciplinary events.



Our 'Kite!', 1977, acrylic on canvas, 622x622cm, by Patrick Scott is currently on loan to the

'Patrick Scott: Image Space Light' exhibition at IMMA and VISUAL Carlow


1st Ever Site-specific Campus Sculpture commission newly installed at Trinity College Dublin to Honour Ernest Walton, Ireland's Nobel Scientist and Trinity College Professor from 1946-74:

'Apples and Atoms' by Eilís O'Connell RHA


'College Gallery' Art Hire Scheme & Pop-up Public Exhibition

15, 16th & 17th October 2013

10am to 4pm daily, The Public Theatre, Trinity College Dublin


On Tuesday 15th of October 2013, from 10am, the Trinity College Dublin Art Collections is launching its annual ‘College Gallery’ Art Hire Scheme but with a difference!

This year the scheme will double as a free 3-day ‘pop-up’ exhibition

open from 10am to 4pm daily on the 15th, 16th, and 17th October

at The Public Theatre, Trinity College Dublin - click here for a map

Art Bites - 15 minute lunchtime tours daily at 12.30pm, 1pm & 1.30pm

ALL ARE WELCOME - admission is free to students, staff, and the visiting public - see further for full details

Kate Babineau 'The Whip', purchased 2009 for the College Gallery Art Hire Scheme

Now in its 54th year, the hire scheme returns toThe Public Theatre, its original location during the 1960s and ‘70s. New to the annual event is a focus display woven into the larger exhibition of some 120 works. Be they donated by the artist or others, or purchased after selection by the student volunteer committee specifically for the hire scheme  - the highlighted pictures will trace how students, staff, artists and donors have shaped and contributed to the modern art collection at Trinity College, from 1959 to today. A number of extra works will be shown, on loan from their current hire locations, such as the most recently acquired artworks purchased in 2012 and 2013 using hire scheme fees, including works by Dorothy Cross and Richard Mosse, who is currently representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale of International Contemporary Art.  

Being a ‘pop-up’ event, the artworks will be displayed in a highly concentrated visual burst of energy, encompassing a wide variety of styles, periods and artists, shown side by side, within which is placed the special exhibition trail as the only chronological element throughout.

So come and get lost in the multi-layered effect or follow our linear lead through the show but above all enjoy!

To locate The Public Theatre: enter by principal gate at College Green, the Public Theatre is a short walk after emerging from the main archway, in the neo-classical building on the right after the inital treed lawns and before the bell tower. Map available here

Internal access only for TCD Students and Staff: Click here for further information on the hire scheme

End of Art Hire Scheme & Pop-up Public Exhibition News Item, 11 October 2013


Mainie Jellett 'Let there be Light'

Check out our painting by Mainie Jellett 'Let there be Light', on tour with the 'Analysing Cubism' exhibition in 2013, from IMMA Dublin, to The Crawford Art Gallery Cork, to the F.E. McWiliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge - click here for details of current location at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork until 31 August 2013

15 July 2013

Richard Mosse

STOP LOOK LISTEN - NEWEST ACQUISITION just delivered! Click here for more information

Photographic print by Richard Mosse who will represent Ireland at the Venice Biennale this year, Commissioned / Curated by Anna O'Sullivan, Director, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

28 January 2013






Last updated 10 January 2018 (Email).