Things to do in Dublin if you like art and galleries

If you’ve come to Dublin on business or pleasure and you’re looking for things to do in Dublin which involves art and galleries, then you should find our post helpful. We’ve done a little bit of digging to find out some great art venues where you can get your fix of art and have a great time. Read on to see what we’ve come up with.

Art galleries – Dublin

We’ve selected five to focus on as there are quite a few in Dublin! But keep in mind the ones we’ve left out are still worth exploration, so keep an eye out.

Basic Space

This is a creative venture run by six art graduates situated at Marrowbone Lane. The venue is a modern building consisting of concrete and glass. It’s an open plan studio with both workshop and gallery. You’ll need to check their website for any new exhibitions and it’s well worth a visit when they have one.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery has history going back to the early 90s. This art gallery played an important part of the Dublin art scene for many years and still does. It’s a beautiful venue with minimalist interiors so the viewer can focus on the art, and often features some of the best artists in Dublin. The gallery has recently collaborated with a variety of different Irish curators to create a group of exhibitions featuring new artists.

Douglas Hyde Gallery

This gallery showcases some of the most talented Irish artists, you’ll find live musical performances and some art-house films featured in the evenings. You can find out more about these by getting in touch with the gallery’s reception area or their website.

Block T 

Another group of artists run this gallery who’ve taken on an office with 70 studio units where artists can exhibit their work. They’ve also taken over the ground floor where there’s a studio to exhibit new work, it also has a print studio and café.

Gallery Number One.

Our fifth and final featured gallery is Gallery Number One. There’s an interesting range of contemporary work here by different artists, it features photography and celebrity artists work such as Ronnie Wood. You’ll find Gallery Number One within the Meeting House Square. The gallery’s mission is to “create a link between that of art music, celebrity and culture.”

Escape Games in Dublin

We hope you’ve found our list of featured galleries of interest, we certainly enjoyed putting it together. If you find the weather doesn’t really favour touring some of Dublin’s most beautiful galleries, why not come and visit us here at Escape? With our innovative live exit game, you’ll have a challenging afternoon finding your way out of our mysterious room with an hour to escape. Join us and use your problem-solving skills and keen powers of observation to get out. We’d love to have you and it certainly beats getting wet in the rain!