Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Galley The Hugh Lane

Charelmont House, Parnell Sq. North, Dublin

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is a public gallery of modern and contemporary art. A registered charity, it is part of Dublin City Council.
I have been on the artist panel at the Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane since 2001, designing and developing workshops, guided tours, and interactive engagements.

Mindful Meanders 2018

Soundscapes and mindful meanders in the Sean Scully Room.
This participatory performance was first designed for Culture Night 2017, with a number of reiterations since then.

Early Years Workshops

Nature Inspired. A sensory journey of sights, sounds, smells and textures from nature’s garden. Through nature based art activities and storytelling, a creative connection with nature is encouraged. Exploring the senses through nature play, tactile play and plant discovery.

Bealtaine Festival 2013

Sean Scully Patchwork. A workshop designed for adults to accompany the exhibition Sean Scully: Doric.
Bealtaine is a festival coordinated yearly by Age & Opportunity, the national Coordinated by Age & Opportunity, Bealtaine is Ireland’s largest co-operative Arts festival. It celebrates and encourages participation in the arts by showcasing the talents and creativity of the older generation. It is an organisation that inspires everyone to reach their full potential as they age.

Interactive Scully Workshop. Also designed as part of the Doric exhibition, for children aged 3 – 6-years.

Ireland at Venice 2010

Unique Construction. A workshop designed for children 3-6 years, as part of the Ireland at Venice 2010 exhibition, Dublin Design Week 2011. Inspired by the award-winning Wooden Building in Temple Bar, by Dublin architects deBlacam and Meagher, the workshop comprised an interactive tour of the exhibition, and a personalised response through creative constructions.

The Golden Bough 2009/2010

Mapping : Body and Space. A workshop designed for children in response to the installation by Corban Walker.
Walker’s installation of sheets of Perspex presents the viewer with an environment that challenges their conditioned relationship to their surroundings. In ‘Mapping Hugh Lane’ he creates new means for viewers to interact and navigate the space of gallery eight. His response to the Golden Bough theme is primarily related to a process of defining how he metaphorically and physically negotiates the museum context. This is mapped out to accommodate a different mode of access.

Frequency 2009

Origami / Paper constructions. A workshop designed for children in response to work of artist Mark Garry, as part of the Frequency exhibition 2009.
Mark Garry’s work stems from a fundamental interest in observing how humans navigate the world and the subjectivity inherent in these navigations.