The Kerry-based artist is a singular figure
Denis Farrell created the Lodestar school at the stunning Connemara location out of frustration with the drift of art education
The building was derelict for 25 years until an enterprising pair pestered the council for the keys
The quality and scale of Generation: 25 Years of Art in Scotland, which shows over 100 artists in over 60 venues, is impressive
In the visual arts strand, there is evidence of joined-up thinking in the inclusion of abstract painter Marilyn Lerner, sonic glass work by Róisín de Buitléar and Karen Donnellan, and Max Streicher’s celestial cloud installation
Dublin-centric prints and textiles have moved beyond tack to beautiful design
Large-scale art, a global trend that Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ can take some blame for, often doesn’t work, but sometimes, as with Dublin’s Spire, the gamble pays off
Coming across an unusual tree in a Jonathan Fisher painting led Corcoran into a dense thicket of iconography
It isn’t just grown-ups painting like kids or gallery-goers admiring the emperor’s new clothes: good abstract art, such as Samuel Walsh’s, tackles the ideas behind things
The Polish artist’s strange and cryptic paintings are inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and the illustrations of Andrzej Strumillo
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