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18th February 2016: The Swing of the Sixties : Trinity's College Gallery tours to Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda - Major new exhibition of the University's Modern Collections, Curated by Alumnus, Richard Wood

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

BILINGUAL CAMPUS ART TOUR, Thursday 4th February, 1-1.45pm, as part of ÉIGSE Na Tríonóide 2016. Samrtphone tour available here: AS GAEILGE and IN ENGLISH

 

Campus Art - Smartphone Interactive tour, 2016 - GAEILGE and ENGLISH

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!

 

14 September 2015, New Campus Sculpture to be celebrated with Talk and Unveiling by Mexican Artist Sebastián on the 17th and 18th of September 2015

 

3 July 2015, Trinity's 'College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties - Major new exhibition of the College Collections opens at its 2nd venue at The Glebe House and Gallery, Churchill, Co. Donegal until 27 September 2015

 

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

 

19 April 2015 - Sunday Times, Culture Magazine, 'Trinity's College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties, Exhibition Review by Cristín Leach Hughes

 

19 April 2015 - Irish Independent, Entertainment - Theatre and Arts section, 'Trinity's College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties,Exhibition Review, 19 April 2015

 

3rd April 2015, Trinity's 'College Gallery': The Swing of the Sixties - Major new exhibition of the College Collections opens at Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford

2 March 2015: Informal Launch Talk for 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 EXHIBITION: 'Collecting Together'. Launch of a new series of exhibitions on campus with the first in the series on show now until May 2015 at The Arts Building, near the Nassau Street entrance, 10th November 2014

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 - exhibition runs until 11 May 2014

 

WE HAVE A NEW CAMPUS SCULPTURE!!

Apples and Atoms by Eilís O’Connell RHA - Celebrating Ernest T.S. Walton 1903-95, Nobel Laureate, polished stainless steel, height 420cm, 2013. More information here including Gaeilge/English bilingual pamphlet

 

Free 3-day ‘pop-up’ exhibition of the university's modern and contemporary art collections at The Public Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, 15th, 16th & 17th October 2013. Free admission to students, staff and the visiting public. '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

posted 11th 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 posted 15 July 2013

 

STOP LOOK LISTEN - NEWEST ACQUISITION just delivered! 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, posted 28 January 2013

Major exhibition and publication on the Trinity College Modern Art Collection launches - 'George Dawson: An Unbiased Eye. Modern and contemporary art from Trinity College Dublin', The Royal Hibernian Academy, 19 November - 19 December 2010, Curated by Catherine Giltrap posted 17/11/10

Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Art Critic, previews the celebratory 50th anniversary exhibitions and publication, 7 October 2010, click here to see the article posted 7/10/10

Meet the Artist: Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland – ‘How I made New York a Suburb of Dublin’

14/10/2011

Friday 14 October, 1-2pm
Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, The Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, TCD

Brian O'Doherty in conversation with Christina Kennedy and Brenda Moore-McCann

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.

 

Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity - events

10/10/2011

Wednesday 12 October 2011, 1.15pm

Exhibition Tour
Alice Neel: Family
Introductory tour of the exhibition by Gallery staff

Hosted by The Douglas Hyde Gallery www.douglashydegallery.com

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Wednesday 12 October 2011, 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 2011, 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 2011, 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.

 

4/10/2011

Trinity College Dublin in association withIreland’s first International art festival, Dublin Contemporary 2011, will launch

Dublin Contemporary @ Trinity

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

at a reception  in the Public Theatre on Tuesday 4 October at 6.00pm

If you wish to attend this launch event please contact Orlagh Ennis by email at orlagh.ennis@tcd.ie

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

 

50th Anniversary of Modern and Contemporary Art at Trinity

6/12/2010

'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. 2010, 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., 2010at 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., 2010, 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.

24/11/10

Major exhibition and publication on the Trinity College Modern Art Collection - 'George Dawson: An Unbiased Eye. Modern and contemporary art from Trinity College Dublin', The Royal Hibernian Academy, 19 November - 19 December 2010, Curated by Catherine Giltrap

 

Smartphone Campus Art Trail - launch

Campus art trail
Wednesday 24 Nov. at the 1.15pm Campus Art Tour
(meet Arts Building concourse, inside the entrance)

The smartphone art trail continues at the RHA exhibition - click here to print the exhibition smartphone trail document (pdf)

Special thanks to Prof. Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh and Shane Brennan, School of Computer Science, TCD, for their friendly assistance and support – both creative and technical

For those who do not have smartphones:

Direct access to the Campus Art Trail web pages - Campus art trail

 

George Dawson : An Unbiased Eye
Modern and contemporary art from Trinity College
19 Nov - 19 Dec 2010 Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place (off St. Stephen's Green)


Free gallery and campus art tours - all welcome


gallery tours | Dr. Tony Ryan Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy

Wed. 24 November: 5.15-6pm
From Eye to I – sharing a vision
Catherine Giltrap, Curator of the Trinity College Art Collections

Wed. 8 December: 5- 5.45pm
George Dawson and the Making of Trinity’s Modern Print Collection
Dr. Angela Griffith, Department of the History of Art, TCD

campus tours | Trinity College Dublin

Wednesday Lunchtime tours of selected artworks on campus
(indoors & outdoors) Bring smartphones to use the interactive art trail but not essential for the guided tour!

Wed. 24 Nov; 1 Dec; 8 Dec; 15 Dec 2010
1.15-1.45pm: Meet Arts Building entrance overlooking the café

 

17/11/10

TRINITY - THE ART CONNECTION bite-sized - FREE LUNCH TIME TALK
Artists, architects & students reveal how the campus became a living gallery
Wednesday 17th November 2010, 1-1.50pm, Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College

All welcome - join us at lunchtime this Wednesday for informal bite-sized stories celebrating
50 years of visual arts initiatives at Trinity and add your story to the mix

Special guests include: Prof. Anne Crookshank (first Head of the History of Art Department from 1966 and key figure in the development of the modern art collection), Paul Koralek CBE RA RIBA (architect of the Berkeley Library, Arts Building & Douglas Hyde Gallery), Richard Gorman RHA (artist & graduate), Richard Wood and George Wynne Willson (former College Gallery student volunteers involved in initiatives such as the Picasso exhibition during the1960s), Valerie Mulvin (architect of the Long Room Hub and the Dental Hospital extension), and recent College Gallery Student Committee volunteers
Chaired by Catherine Giltrap, Curator of the College Art Collections.

Celebrating 50 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art at Trinity College

Commemorative publication

‘George Dawson: An Unbiased Eye. Modern and contemporary art at Trinity College Dublin since 1959.’ edited by Catherine Giltrap

Generously supported by the Trinity College Dublin Association and Trust, and by Mr. Joseph O'Gorman

Design by Vermillion. Published by Associated Editions.

 

‘Holding Together – An exhibition to celebrate 50 years of the Modern Art Collection of Trinity College Dublin’

The Douglas Hyde Gallery (24th September – 3rd November 2010)


Last updated 18 September 2018 catherine.giltrap@tcd.ie (Email).