Current News & Events
Smartphone Campus Art Trail
click here to print the Campus smartphone trail document (pdf)
Special thanks to Prof. Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh and Shane Brennan, School of Computer Science, TCD, fortheir friendly assistance and support – both creative and technical
Smartphone users can download a free ‘QR tag reader’ app to scan the codes which can be downloaded from the art collections website as a pdf document. Each tag will be accompanied by an image and brief description of the artwork.
Simply open the QR app once downloaded. This automatically opens the smartphone camera.
Hover the camera over the black and white tag and your phone will be directed to the relevant page on the Trinity College Dublin Art Collections website where you can access more information on the artist and work. Enjoy!
For those who do not have smartphones:
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:
'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
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
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
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