'The darkest hour is just before the dawn'

An exhibition of art works inspired by the 1916 Rising

The exhibition, 'The darkest hour is just before the dawn' displays the work of adult learners in art groups from the Henrietta Adult and Community Education (HACE) Service and the Active Retirement Association Phibsboro, working with artist Janine Davidson. The artworks are inspired by the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the Museum's exhibition, 'Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Easter Rising'. 

This exhibition in 2016 is the third year of this collaboration. Our relationships and links with our local community are valuable and this collaboration is one of a number of current and ongoing partnerships. The Museum aims to be a place not just for visiting, but as a public space in which our audiences can participate, engage with, share and own.


The Education and Outreach Department would like to extend a special thanks to all of those who exhibited art works and in particular to Janine Davidson, without whom this exhibition would not have taken place.

For a pdf of the exhibition flyer click here or for more information on the project email the Education and Outreach team.