Hugh Lane City-wide project with primary schools

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[email protected] Lane Gallery is our ambitious city-wide programme with primary schools. Since its inception in December 2018, over 2,000 children to date from across Dublin City have participated in our innovative city-wide project. It is our ambition to incrementally engage year on year with every primary school in the Dublin city area.


As the gallery for the city of Dublin, the participating schools in our [email protected] Lane Gallery project are located throughout the five administrative areas of Dublin City Council. Initiated in December 2018, this outreach project has so far engaged with 73 primary schools and over 2,000 children to date. It is our ambition to work with every primary school in the Dublin City area.

In 2022, Phase IV saw 19 schools participate in [email protected] Lane Gallery with 598 children engaging with the gallery, many for the first time. 14 of the schools were DEIS (designated disadvantaged) with 5 Non-DEIS.  There were 27 online pre visits to schools led by the project facilitator and 32 in person artist-led discussions, sketching and art workshops at the Hugh Lane Gallery.  27 different artworks from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions were explored.

About [email protected] Lane Gallery: Through this project we create imaginative and impactful  connections between primary school children, their teachers and the Hugh Lane Gallery, its collection, and temporary exhibitions through close looking, discussion, sketching and art workshops designed and led by artists from the Hugh Lane’s artists panel. The project name Zooom stems from the aspiration to look closely at sometimes overlooked aspects of an artwork as inspiration for creating new work.  The project includes a pre-visit (online or in-person) to the participating schools when the children are introduced to the project and artworks from the Gallery. Next is a visit to the Hugh Lane Gallery to look at, discuss and sketch artworks in the galleries followed by an artist-led workshops in the Hugh Lane’s dedicated education studio space where the children make artwork in a variety of media inspired by the artwork in focus. Green screen animation is then used to capture each sessions’ creative outputs. Feedback is actively encouraged and gathered from participating teachers and children and their responses as well as the artwork made demonstrates the significant positive impact the project is having.

[email protected]  project concept curated by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach, e. [email protected] and  Liliane Puthod, Project Facilitator (Phases I &II).

Jane Fogarty Project Facilitator (Phase III and IV; Phase V 2023)

Liliane Puthod, Project Facilitator (Phases I &II);

Kimberly Griffith, Project Facilitator (Phase III)

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