Seminars and Symposia

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is committed to providing dynamic, innovative and engaging programmes of education, appreciation and information on modern and contemporary art. We organise a multiplicity of programmes for people of all ages and interests including symposia, seminars and research projects.

Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses. Free and no booking required unless otherwise stated.

On 6 February 2018 at 1pm  Prof Gert Biesta will deliver a keynote address Letting Art Teach. This keynote address is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of  DIT GradCam, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. To enable a broader discussion on these ideas art educators from three different art institutions have been invited to respond to the presentation. They are Dr. Brian Fay (DIT), Prof. Brian Hand (NCAD), Dr. Tina Kinsella (IADT). The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Sharon Todd (Maynooth University). In addition introductory presentations will be delivered by Dr Noel Fitzpatrick (DIT) and Dr Glenn Loughran (DIT). To book a place please go to

Friday 27 April 2018, 9.45am-1pm

Study Morning in tandem with the exhibition Keeper

This study morning will explore themes arising from the exhibition Keeper by Amanda Dunsmore including the politics of memory, history, archive and the role of the artist. Speakers will include the artist Amanda Dunsmore, Dr Colin Graham and Dr Cillian McGrattan. Free. To book your place please go to

For further details of past and upcoming seminars please see the pdfs to the right of this page.