The Woman with the Puppets

The Woman with the Puppets

Artist Jesse Jones’s intervention in the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Artist as Witness programme earlier this year, threw up a hitherto unrecognised masterpiece. The Woman with the Puppets (1915) is a remarkable painting, not least because of its magnificent...
Muriel Brandt’s 1916 Breadline

Muriel Brandt’s 1916 Breadline

Bread: such a potent symbol of community, domesticity, comfort, of home; such a practical source of nourishment. It might seem like an unlikely vehicle for all that an artist wants to say about the 1916 Easter Rising, but Muriel Brandt knew its potential as a...
Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection

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

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 – 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...
Nigel Rolfe – The Burning Frame

Nigel Rolfe – The Burning Frame

On September 11, Nigel Rolfe performed a new work entitled Red as part of this show, in which materials familiar from his forty year career played a significant role: flour, salt, milk, powdered pigment and the artist’s own unmistakable head. He used it like a...

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