Gems from the Butler Gallery Collection

The Butler Gallery is still working on its long-term plan to leave the basement of Kilkenny Castle for a new site at Evans Home, where there will be a dedicated wing for the collection. Its long, low sequence of four interconnected rooms has always offered limited...

Into the Light, Crawford Art Gallery

2006 was a good year for Irish art to judge by the Cork quarter of the Arts Council’s four-venue collection show. This exhibition was intended to focus on lens-based and installation pieces purchased since 2000, but strong paintings including Mairead...

An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom

Anchored by Irish painter Brian Maguire’s vibrant, unflinching portraits of women who have been murdered in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, this group show focuses on the violence that is endemic in that place. The deliberately heart-wrenching selection includes...

The Line Between

These four artists completed a ten week residency at Wexford’s Cow House Studios last year, working together in a rural Irish farm setting. It’s this connection that has brought one English, one American, one Japanese and one Irish artist together for a pleasingly...

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