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Portraits by John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats’s 1901 portrait of his daughter Susan, pioneer of the Irish arts and crafts movement, is one of the great paintings in this mini showcase of the Irish artist’s work. She was apparently her father’s favourite model. Here, she leans in to the...

Photography Phonies

When Ireland passed the marriage equality referendum in May 2015, social media feeds lit up with photographs of rainbows around the country captioned with exclamations about the weather smiling down on “the gayest day in Irish history”. There was a spectacular arch...

Canon and Gender

When it comes to promoting Irish art abroad, are we still here, in this place where successful women artists are regarded, like the writers, as rare mavericks while men are put forward to form the canon?

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Photography Phonies

When Ireland passed the marriage equality referendum in May 2015, social media feeds lit up with photographs of rainbows around the country captioned with exclamations about the weather smiling down on “the gayest day in Irish history”. There was a spectacular arch... read more

Canon and Gender

When it comes to promoting Irish art abroad, are we still here, in this place where successful women artists are regarded, like the writers, as rare mavericks while men are put forward to form the canon?

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