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...
James Barry’s Murals… by William L Pressly

James Barry’s Murals… by William L Pressly

James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art By William L Pressly Cork University Press, €49 £40 HB, 384 pages The premise of William Pressly’s book on the London murals of Irish-born artist James Barry has the ring of a mystery...
Abigail O’Brien – With Bread

Abigail O’Brien – With Bread

“They look like bum-bums,” says the 8-year-old as we enter the second room of Abigail O’Brien’s solo show, With Bread at Limerick City Gallery of Art. He’s got it right, they do. He’s talking about the mounds of hand-formed dough nudging up against each...

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