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...

Gravity at The Crawford Gallery of Art

Dorothy Cross has an uncanny knack for displaying her art in exactly the right place. Visitors to the abandoned Beamish and Crawford site in Cork earlier this month were asked to follow a trail of flickering torchlight into the belly of the brewery where they were...

200 words: on Barrie Cooke at IMMA & Crawford

Barrie Cooke likes to paint “godbeams”, those bolts of sunshine that strike between gaps in the clouds. This focus on sudden beauty in an apparently dark setting is what gives much of his work its power. At IMMA’s 80th birthday tribute show, rivers, lakes and the sea...

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