Duncan Campbell at IMMA

Duncan Campbell at IMMA

Screening at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy is the first new work by artist Duncan Campbell since winning the Turner Prize in 2014 and his first film based in the Republic of Ireland. Cristín Leach reviews the film and talks about...
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...
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...
Portraits by John Butler Yeats

Portraits by John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats’s 1901 portrait of his daughter Susan, pioneer of the Irish arts and crafts movement, is one of the great paintings in this mini showcase of the Irish artist’s work. She was apparently her father’s favourite model. Here, she leans in to the...
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...

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