Fergus Feehily

Douglas Hyde Gallery

Situated on the Trinity College campus, the Douglas Hyde Gallery is distinctive within the Dublin context not only because of its university setting and Brutalist architecture but also because it has provided a particularly prominent platform for the articulation of a strong curatorial voice—that of John Hutchinson, its director since 1993. The addition of a second gallery in 2001 has allowed for parallel exhibitions of artworks and craft objects, further asserting the distinctiveness of this institution. “Pavilion,” Fergus Feehily’s exhibition in the first gallery, fittingly explored the idea of an enclosed space—whether a room, a gallery, or a provisional structure such as a pavilion—as a coveted territory and a privileged vantage point on the world.

All but one of the sixteen works in the exhibition—the exception being Lakeside Structure (Model), 2009, a simple construction standing in

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