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Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection

Having spotted a gap in the national holdings, Limerick School of Art and Design and The Hunt Museum have established an “all Ireland” contemporary Irish ceramics collection, set to grow annually. Six artists were invited to form the nucleus of the collection by...

On the Border between Time and Loss

There’s a comfortable synchronicity between the work of Niamh O’Doherty, Victoria J Dean and Laura Smith, whose photographs, films and drawings hang in this three person show. All are concerned with issues of boundaries, limits and edges. O’Doherty focuses on horizon...

William Hunt – Playing the Goat

William Hunt makes the kind of art that divides viewers. Are his performances self-indulgent or revelatory? Does his work shift somewhere along the way from personal challenge to a form of self-harm? His wife raises these issues in A Moment’s Hesitation, a video piece...

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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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