UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy Alumni Research Support Award

Launched in 2018, the School of Art History and Cultural Policy Alumni Research Support Award was established to support up to three annual Research Support Awards to the sum of €500 each. These grants are open to postgraduate students who are currently registered for the taught MA, MLitt or PhD programmes in the School. The Alumni Research Support Award is made possible by the alumni of the School of Art History and Cultural Policy and is intended to flexibly support and/or enhance programme study and research expenses.  >>>Donate


UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy Alumni Newsletter 



Annual Alumni Lecture 2021

Meeting Challenges in the Irish Art Market: A Commercial Gallerist’s View

Tara Murphy, Owner/Director, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin

Thursday, December 9, 2021. 6:30pm

Online: register here

Image: Poster for Annual Alumni Lecture 2021

Tara Murphy attended University College Dublin, where she received an honours degree in Art History & French and a postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration. Upon graduating in 1994, she began working at Suzanne Macdougald’s Solomon Gallery and was promoted to Gallery Director in 1997. In 2013 Macdougald decided to retire after 40 successful years in the business and Tara immediately took over the gallery on an independent basis. Tara has helped develop the Solomon into one of the most successful galleries in the country, representing over 40 contemporary painters and sculptors. The Solomon also deals in early 20th-century art, and in 2014 Tara established PORTFOLIO @ Solomon - a second gallery dedicated to Irish design & craft. With a particular emphasis on sculpture at the Solomon, Tara has been involved in major commissions and installations of many public sculptures in Dublin city. She has also curated exhibitions for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the LexIcon Library.