This November will see the third edition of the Dublin Gallery Weekend take place. To mark its third year, this Dublin Gallery Weekend promises to be the most ambitious thus far, with a tantalising new programme catering for both those who are experienced in the delicate nuances of the visual art world and those simply interested in uncovering Dublin’s vibrant gallery and museum scene. This special event will be launched in Dublin City’s Hugh Lane Gallery, where the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha, will bestow his blessings upon the programme of events. Here, a brand new gallery map will be revealed and some very special announcements will be heralded.
This event takes place across the city and is an expansive collaboration between almost 40 different art galleries and museums. All have joined together to present a specially crafted programme of free public events, including talks, concerts, tours, workshops and much more. These events are complemented by exciting exhibitions and projects presented by a highly diverse range of artists. Dublin Gallery Weekend implores visitors to come and experience something different, leading to the discovery of a plethora of art forms hosted in spaces that range from vast, modern museums to hidden experimental hubs. Some of the participating galleries include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Hugh Lane Gallery, the Project Arts Centre and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
With around 80 events to choose from, we are spoilt for choice. Some of the highlights include the opening of Canadian artist Rodney Graham’s That’s Not Me, an exhibition filled with humour and pop-culture. It will take place on Thursday, November 23rd, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Next, we have DRUM, Portrait of a Village by Kevin Fox, which will project a contemporary response to Krass Clements’ landmark photo project across Meeting House Square on Friday, November 24th, beginning at 6pm. The Saturday evening will bear witness to The Hugh Lane Gallery playing host to Dopplereffekt for a night inspired by the electro-techno duo Drexciya from Detroit. This weekend is one to clear the diary for. Get your fill of art and culture in Dublin’s fair city, and all free of charge. It’s positively charming.