Current Exhibitions

24 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

24 July-31 Aug

As we complete the recent local elections for 2019, it is timely to note that April 2019 marked the 120th Anniversary of the first local elections following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 which provided the legislative basis for much of our present local government system. It is of particular significance that women were given the franchise, albeit a limited one, for the first time in Ireland in the 1899 elections. The exhibition notes the importance of the role of the Councillor and raises public awareness on the work and activities of local authorities throughout the country.

01 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
1-31 July. Launch on Tues 2 July at 6.30pm. All welcome.   Curated by Sarah Maria Griffin, dlr Writer in Residence 2018-19, Eat Your Heart Out is an exhibition about food and memory. Contributors were invited to write about a recipe or dish that meant a great deal to them, or to describe a special food memory and to explore why it is significant. Congratulations to all the contributors: Caroline Bracken, Patricia Doran, Sally Dunne, Angela Finn, Jackie Fitzgerald, Clare Hall, Michelle McElroy, Cormac O’Connor, Maggie O’Dwyer, Marie G. O’Dwyer, Adrienne Quinn, Hester Scott and Michelle Walsh. Special thanks to photographer Bríd O’Donovan.

 

04 Jul 2019 - 06 Aug 2019
4 July-6 Aug Level 3, dlr LexIcon   We are pleased to host Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival’s third annual exhibition of portraits by Hugh O’Conor. The exhibition highlights the wealth of Irish talent in the 2019 Festival programme, showcasing O’Conor’s distinctive style.
08 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

dlr LexIcon, 8 May-31 August

Nigel Curtin, dlr Local Studies Librarian, presents a short taster exhibition of promotional material held in the Local Studies Collections at dlr LexIcon. Fitting into that ‘grey’ literature of library holdings, these posters and pamphlets have recently been selected from the Local History collection for digitisation. This display highlights the importance of digitising such ephemeral material for posterity, capturing those moments in time, in addition to showcasing design trends, fashion and taste, so illustrative of social mores and local history.

01 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
  For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to showcase the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2019’ exhibition at dlr LexIcon.   The 2019 exhibition features 101 prints and chronicles the year 2018 covering all the highs and lows including the many sporting events at home and abroad, the momentous Papal Visit as well as the catastrophic weather events including the infamous ‘Beast from the East’.   Launch on Wed 3 July, 6.45pm.   All welcome.

 

24 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

24 July-31 Aug

As we complete the recent local elections for 2019, it is timely to note that April 2019 marked the 120th Anniversary of the first local elections following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 which provided the legislative basis for much of our present local government system. It is of particular significance that women were given the franchise, albeit a limited one, for the first time in Ireland in the 1899 elections. The exhibition notes the importance of the role of the Councillor and raises public awareness on the work and activities of local authorities throughout the country.

01 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
1-31 July. Launch on Tues 2 July at 6.30pm. All welcome.   Curated by Sarah Maria Griffin, dlr Writer in Residence 2018-19, Eat Your Heart Out is an exhibition about food and memory. Contributors were invited to write about a recipe or dish that meant a great deal to them, or to describe a special food memory and to explore why it is significant. Congratulations to all the contributors: Caroline Bracken, Patricia Doran, Sally Dunne, Angela Finn, Jackie Fitzgerald, Clare Hall, Michelle McElroy, Cormac O’Connor, Maggie O’Dwyer, Marie G. O’Dwyer, Adrienne Quinn, Hester Scott and Michelle Walsh. Special thanks to photographer Bríd O’Donovan.

 

04 Jul 2019 - 06 Aug 2019
4 July-6 Aug Level 3, dlr LexIcon   We are pleased to host Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival’s third annual exhibition of portraits by Hugh O’Conor. The exhibition highlights the wealth of Irish talent in the 2019 Festival programme, showcasing O’Conor’s distinctive style.
08 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

dlr LexIcon, 8 May-31 August

Nigel Curtin, dlr Local Studies Librarian, presents a short taster exhibition of promotional material held in the Local Studies Collections at dlr LexIcon. Fitting into that ‘grey’ literature of library holdings, these posters and pamphlets have recently been selected from the Local History collection for digitisation. This display highlights the importance of digitising such ephemeral material for posterity, capturing those moments in time, in addition to showcasing design trends, fashion and taste, so illustrative of social mores and local history.

01 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
  For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to showcase the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2019’ exhibition at dlr LexIcon.   The 2019 exhibition features 101 prints and chronicles the year 2018 covering all the highs and lows including the many sporting events at home and abroad, the momentous Papal Visit as well as the catastrophic weather events including the infamous ‘Beast from the East’.   Launch on Wed 3 July, 6.45pm.   All welcome.