The Galleria

The Galleria

The Ground Floor/Event Space is approximately 588sqm of open space, 47m approx in length and 12.5m approximately in width and is located at the southern end of the chq building. The ceiling height varies in height from 6.1m at the location of the columns lines to 9.9m at the apex of the glazed lantern roofs. The south elevation is a full height glazed facade from basement to roof level.

Large scale exhibition and event installations are accessed through the entrance door adjacent to the main rotating door. The height of the door is 2.1m and the width is 2.6m. Additional clearance will increase the size of entry to 3.6m in height and 2.6m in width approximately.

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Past Exhibitions

Paul Kelly Exhibition “North Wall Series”

The photographer Paul Kelly, who has his studio in East wall here in Docklands, brought his North Wall Series exhibition to CHQ.

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Jack & Jill’s Children’s Foundation – ‘Hares on the March’

The 110 specially designed hares were been displayed in different locations around Dublin in January 22nd January and were all gathered here at CHQ. Each 3ft tall hare have been created by some of the most talented Irish artists and it is hoped that the live and online auction will raise much needed funds for babies with brain damage under the Jack & Jill wing nationwide.

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“Irish Elements” Art Exhibition by Stewart Duffy

Stewart Duffy is Dublin photographer who specialises in exploring the beauty of Ireland’s lesser known landscapes and capturing their texture and intensity on a grand scale. The vibrancy and detail of his landscapes create a connection between the audience and the subject, evoking an intimacy between the two; Audiences commonly identify personally with the scenes pictured despite acknowledging they have never been there.

As a result, Stewart’s latest exhibition, entitled Irish Elements, received a glowing reception at its national launch at the Bar of Ireland in November 2015. The CHQ exhibition is the second of Stewart’s Irish landscape series “Irish Elements “ portraying his take on Ireland as he sees it.

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The Struggle – An exhibition by Sarah Quick

The Struggle is a large scale painting installation that explores the distinctions we create between being human and being animal. Distinction is the method we use to construct our reality: separating one from another in the continual act of severing what used to be whole. We distinguish humankind from the rest of nature, our countries from other countries, our cultures, our religions, our families, our genders, and on and on, right down to our very selves. We divide our own psyches between the conscious and the unconscious, the self and that indefinable ‘other’. And what that schism creates is a struggle.

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Marie Greene’s “Dialectics and Dreams” Photography Exhibition

Dialectics and Dreams is a diverse collection of favourite subjects and best work to date. People and portraits, landscapes and photo-manipulations, come together to highlight Greene’s view of the world and the visual stories she wishes to communicate.

Marie is originally from Cork but recently lived for three years in the United States. Some of her featured work depicts aspects of the East Coast, where she spent most of her time. She found this particular trip an incredible influence on her photography and very inspiring. Since coming back to Ireland a year ago, Marie moved to Dublin city, which has really influenced her latest work. It is only natural then, that the exhibition also focuses on Dublin, for its distinctiveness, beauty and rich history.

Pigs on Parade

Pigs on Parade is a public arts initiative organised by the Jack & Jill Foundation that will see 100 unique pieces of art in the form of painted and decorated life-size fiberglass Pigs designed by leading artists and designers.

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Whitehall College Graduate Exhibition

This was an eclectic mix of emerging Artists from Ireland, Latvia and Sweden, presenting over 150 pieces of unique Art & Sculpture- from paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, wood, metal and mixed media… There is sure to be something for everyone!

More information on Facebook here.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is in Dublin for the first time ever.  This world-class annual exhibition, although in its 49th year, has never been on display in Ireland before. The images show outstanding wildlife pictures captured in their natural environment.  The 100 award-winning images are beautifully displayed with each image accompanied by its photographer’s story and technical details.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is organised by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and BBC Worldwide.  The exhibition will appeal to a wide audience ranging from photography enthusiasts, nature, animal and wildlife lovers or anybody who is keen to visit a world-class exhibition. It is also a perfect family event with a kids quiz for younger audience members in order to help them engage with the images and stories presented in the exhibition.

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World Press Photo Exhibition

The chq Building was proud to host the 2014 World Press Photo exhibition in Dublin, Ireland. The exhibition will open to the public on October 17th 2014 and runs until November 15th.

For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism.

The contest creates a bridge linking professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions.

All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year, and are published in the World Press Photo yearbook. Over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images, and the yearbook is published in seven languages and distributed worldwide. The World Press Photo archive of winning images is not only a record of more than half a century of human history, but a showcase of successive styles in photojournalism


Past Launches

Google-Dogpatch Labs Partnership Launch

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Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur



Past Promotions and Other Events

The Glitter Studio – One Fab Day

The Glitter Studio returned to The chq Building in Dublin in February 2016 & 2017.

Prepare to be wowed by the very best wedding companies in Ireland, sample delicious treats, sip champagne at the Bubbly Bar, find your perfect gown at the Bridal Boutique and pick up tips at the Wedding Workshops.

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Chinese New Year “Spring Festival Fair”

We were delighted to have DCNYF present this year’s two-day Spring Festival Fair in February at The chq Building where you could feast your senses at both indoors and outdoors activities.

Along with Lion, Dragon and Unicorn performances there was also be an appearance of the famous Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic novels.

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Morning Gloryville Dublin

Morning Gloryville is an immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style. Nothing wakes you up more than a soul-shaking dance, electrifying music and for those who need it, a mind blowing double espresso!

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Facebook Christmas Party 2014

Facebook’s 2014 Narnia-themed party set up by Event Fuel.. So much work but what an amazing transformation of The chq Building!

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