Willie Doherty – Unseen

Concrete road blocks, burnt out cars and suspiciously empty streets: these are the tools of Derry-born Doherty’s trade. He photographs and films everyday places in Northern Ireland made dangerous and extraordinary by their history and location, by the camera’s eye and...

Niamh O’Malley – Garden

There are three elements to O’Malley’s show. Two screens propped against the walls contain eerie projections on black fabric, while a sheet of glass painted on both sides stands upright in the middle of the gallery. Patches of paint like scraps of charred paper occupy...

Patrick Jolley at LCGA

In the dark, flickering light of Patrick Jolley’s films, something gripping occurs. It’s not uncanny; it’s too active for that. It’s catastrophic. It causes an adrenalin rush with nowhere to go. In his ten minute masterpiece Burn, the occupants of a house appear...

200 words: Martin Healy – Last Man

Those who remain unconvinced about the merits of video as a valid artistic medium should pay more attention to the Crawford Gallery’s world class, one-room screening programme. Strong, short works by Nigel Rolf, Cecily Brennan, Dorothy Cross and Grace Weir have...

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