2006 was a good year for Irish art to judge by the Cork quarter of the Arts Council’s four-venue collection show.
Since its foundation in 1991, IMMA has collected current work by living artists.
In 1999 the Royal Hibernian Academy devised a three year project to highlight the work of emerging artists in Ireland. It was sponsored by a private jet and helicopter charter airline operating out of Dublin Airport. A more pointed example of the way in which the Celtic Tiger buoyed up the arts in this country during the first decade of the shiny new millennium could scarcely be found.