Leaving it all behind

Leaving it all behind

What happens when an artist, still under the age of fifty and making brilliant new work is suddenly gone, too soon and, for those around them, entirely unexpectedly? It happens, and when it does, one of the biggest challenges for those left behind is what to do with...
Canon and Gender

Canon and Gender

Recently, Dublin gallery-owner Oliver Sears was interviewed by the paper I write for regarding his display of Irish art in a pop-up gallery in a Georgian house in London. He outlined to The Sunday Times the laudable motives behind this bold and expensive move: “People...
Vivienne Roche – Head to Head

Vivienne Roche – Head to Head

Attempts at showing contemporary art alongside the Greco-Roman and Neo-Classical Canova plaster casts in the Crawford’s sculpture galleries have met with mixed success. Memorable wins include the hanging of Dorothy Cross’s full length whale skeleton from a...

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