Current On-site Exhibitions

01 Jul 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

01 July - 30 September 2022 (LexIcon, Level 3)

As the War of Independence progressed throughout 1920 and 1921, twenty-four men were executed in Ireland by the British Administration. Fourteen were shot by military firing squad in counties Cork and Limerick, as both counties were under martial law at the time. In Dublin, however, where martial law did not apply, ten men were hanged in Mountjoy, which was a civilian prison. This exhibition looks at these latter executions and the men who would become known as ‘The Forgotten Ten’.

‘The Forgotten Ten’ were: Kevin Barry (executed 1 November 1920), Patrick Moran (of Moran Park, a special dlr connection), Thomas Whelan, Francis Flood, Bernard Ryan, Thomas Bryan and Patrick Doyle (executed 14 March 1921), Thomas Traynor (executed 25 April 1921) and Patrick Maher and Edmond Foley (executed 7 June 1921). Ranging in age from 18 to 40 years old, ‘The Forgotten Ten’ came from all over Ireland and from all sections of Irish society...

02 Sep 2022 - 12 Oct 2022

02 September - 12 October 2022 (LexIcon, Level 3)

The theme ON THE EDGE for this wonderful 2022 exhibition from the Irish Guild of Embroiderers was chosen in 2021 as they were hopeful of an end to the pandemic and wondering what was coming next.

The Guild was founded in 2000 to bring together like-minded people with an interest in textiles, particularly embroidery, and to share inspirations, ideas and techniques. Further information about the Guild at their website.

05 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

5 - 30 September 2022 (LexIcon, Level 4)

The Pastel Society of Ireland was formed in 1988 by a group of dedicated pastel painting artists who felt that there was a need to provide a forum where pastelists could meet to discuss and promote the highly individual art of pastel painting. The Society aims to encourage and promote the art and practice of pastel painting throughout Ireland by bringing together pastel artists with a wide range of abilities, so that their crafts, skills, and artistic abilities may be enjoyed and shared.