Transition Year Programme 2021

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Online Transition Year Programme 2021

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Fantastic work and discussions took place recently during our first ever live online TY course which took place from 26 January -4 February 2021. Twenty four students from Dublin and around Ireland took part. Thanks to all the students who made the course such a success and to all our artists and  speakers for their fabulous contributions. Read the blog created by artist Liliane Puthod capturing their work here

Tuesday 26 January – Thursday 28 January 2021, 10am-12.30pm and Tuesday 2 February – Thursday 4 February 2021, 10am-12.30pm*


*Applicants must be available to complete the full six day programme.

Founded in 1908, the Hugh Lane Gallery is regarded as one of the first modern art galleries in the world. Founded by Hugh Lane, a Cork-born art dealer and collector together with Dublin Corporation and a varied and distinguished body of supporters, the Gallery’s collection of  Irish and international art also includes stained glass by Harry Clarke and the renowned studio of  Francis Bacon. In addition there are dynamic programmes of temporary exhibitions and education as well as a conservation programme.

During this six day course you will gain an insight into the operations of the gallery through illustrated online talks with gallery curators, artists and lecturers. You will discover more about some of the social, artistic, political and economic innovators represented in the Gallery’s collection as well as explore themes arising from our current exhibition Worlds Without End: Stories Around Borders. You will also complete assignments in your own time which are subsequently shared and discussed with the group and artist.

Please note: You do not have to be studying art or intending to study art to participate in this TY course. What is required is curiosity, enthusiasm, a willingness to participate, actively contribute to discussions and complete assignments.

How to apply:

If offered a place:

  • Once you are offered a place, a photo permission and online participation form will be sent to you.
  • In order to participate a letter of Indemnity must be provided in advance by your school
  • The TY course takes place online via the Zoom online platform unless guidelines allow for in-gallery programmes.
  • Applicants must be available to complete the full six day programme.


A short film documenting aspects of our TY programme in January 2020 can be viewed here: