Past On-site Exhibitions

01 Feb 2024 - 29 Feb 2024

Fri 1 - Thurs 29 February

Created by Patients & Staff of the National Rehabilitation University Hospital (NRH) for Adults & Children


The artistic and varied collection of photographs in this exhibition were created by patients and staff who attended a photography course in the NRH, Dún Laoghaire.These images were included in a fundraising calendar that was sold by

the NRH Foundation. New images from the photography course and art work, by patients, both adult and children, in the NRH have been used to create our charity Christmas Cards too.

The images from this exhibition are available to purchase to raise vital funds for the hospital. If interested please contact:


Photography plays an important role in rehabilitation at the NRH. It can...

02 Dec 2023 - 09 Feb 2024

2 December 2023 - 9 February 2024 (LexIcon, Level 3)

See also Artist talk with Debbie Castro and guest speaker Gráinne Hope from GBHI (Global Brain Health Institute), Friday 9 February, Studio, dlr LexIcon 11.00am - 1.00pm (break for refreshments at 12.00), bookings via Eventbrite.

This exhibition is an intimate collaboration with the artist’s father, Charles. Multi-layered, it explores the perspective of a person living with dementia with an aim to open up a dialogue for the wider community.

There are no answers and no guarantees with this illness, only that it gets progressively worse. The number of people with dementia by 2051 worldwide is thought to rise to 250 million and as such, needs to be discussed as much as possible now.

This exhibition encourages visitors to find their own unique way of...

01 Dec 2023 - 31 Jan 2024

1 December 2023 - 31 January 2024 (LexIcon, Level 4)

Friday Friends is an exhibition of various art works produced by the members of the Living Well with Dementia art group. This weekly group is facilitated by Caroline Hyland who is an illustrator and art facilitator with a background in Visual Communications, Art Education and Occupational Therapy. The LWwD weekly art group is open to all but is particularly welcoming to people living with dementia. Every Friday, using a variety of media, Caroline guides the group in the creation of beautiful artwork and provides an opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful self-expression, pleasure and enjoyment. This exhibition showcases the innate talent and artistic ability that lives within us all.

This exhibition promotes Living Well with Dementia and advocates for a society to see the person first and not the disease.

04 Oct 2023 - 04 Dec 2023

4 October - 4 December 2023 (LexIcon, Level 3)

History Ireland was founded in 1993 with the intention of taking the study of Irish history ‘out of the ivory tower’ and making the latest research and insights available to the widest possible audience. Its inception came at a time when Ireland and the study of history were experiencing significant changes. This exhibition attempts to give a flavour of the magazine’s approach by showing the full range of covers from 1993 to 2023, while demonstrating what a rich illustrative archive of historical material is available in both art and photography in its content.

03 Oct 2023 - 07 Nov 2023

3 October - 7 November 2023 (LexIcon, Level 4)

DLR Waves are a women's football club who play in the League of Ireland Premier Division. This photo exhibition highlights the best football photos from the 2023 season for the DLR Waves senior team and provides further information about the club and its history. There are also photos of the successful DLR Waves U17 and U19 youth teams as well as past/present DLR Waves players who have played for Ireland over the years. This exhibition is a celebration of local women's football, aimed at promoting the achievements of the players and raising awareness of our local women's football team.

13 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023

13-30 September (LexIcon, Level 4)

The group exhibiting their work in this exhibition have been attending art classes in the Rehabcare Day Centre in Bray for many years. The artists are adults with various different disabilities, better described as different abilities. The ethos of Rehabcare is community enhancement - having their exhibition in a venue like the LexIcon allows them to be a visible part of the community.

The theme of the exhibition is Reverie - the paintings express where the artists would like to be physically or as a state of mind, a place for contemplation, relaxation or a pleasant daydream.

These paintings are painted with acrylic paints which allows them to express their love of colour and detail. They are in minimalist frames allowing the eye to be drawn to the painting without distraction.

15 Aug 2023 - 09 Sep 2023

Level 5, dlr LexIcon

Until 9 September

The Yeats sisters, Susan and Elizabeth (known as Lily and Lollie), lived and worked for most of their lives in the Dundrum/Churchtown area. With their enterprise Cuala Industries, they made an extraordinary portfolio of work – with the Press directed by Elizabeth, and the embroidery workshop conducted by Susan.

This exhibition features original Cuala Press material from dlr libraries archives, curated by Dr Billy Shortall, Cuala Press Project, Schooner Foundation, TCD, along with a selection of contemporary textile works by members of the Irish Guild of Embroiderers.

The exhibition was organised by The Yeats Sisters Commemoration Project in collaborative partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Heritage & Libraries; the Cuala Press Project, Schooner Foundation, Trinity College Dublin; National Print Museum and the Irish Guild of Embroiderers.

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03 Aug 2023 - 30 Sep 2023

3 August - 30 September 2023 (LexIcon, Level 3)

Illustrators Ireland presents 'In Memory of the Future', a bilingual exhibition in celebration of renowned illustrator, Tomi Ungerer. As their first honorary member, Ungerer accepted his place in Illustrators Ireland with grace and enthusiasm. Over 50 artists have participated by sharing their interpretations of Ungerer’s work and responses to his influence.

12 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023

12 July - 26 August 2023 (LexIcon, Level 4)

Whether you are an avid photography enthusiast, a curious passerby, or someone looking to be inspired, this exhibition promises an enriching experience for all. Discover the dedication, skill, and creative vision behind each photograph, and enjoy the collective talent of OffShoot Photography Society’s members. For further information, please see their website.

01 Jul 2023 - 31 Jul 2023

1 - 31 July 2023 (LexIcon, Level 3)

From its earliest days, Kingstown served as a centre for yachting in Ireland, with the first regatta being held in 1828. Since that time, Dún Laoghaire has continued to host cruising and racing events. This exhibition, coinciding with the 2023 Coastival festival, explores the evolution of yachting in Dún Laoghaire, the history of the various local yacht clubs and their contribution to the development of aquatic sports throughout the years, and the social and cultural significance of regattas for the participants, spectators and citizens of the area. The display features images and archival records from dlr Local Studies.