Allyson Keehan is best known for her sumptuous, exact paintings of draped fabrics

An exhibition in Mayo explores the ways we read and process media images

Patricia Burns’s Dark #1 (2014)

Bits of shark and a barrister’s wig: there is no mistaking Cross’s work

Second Sight: Light Work AIR2 by Doug DuBois, at Imma

Visual-art reviews: Photographs from a US-based Irish doctor are transforming Imma’s collection

Enclosed Ring Fort (1970) by Maria Simonds-Gooding

The Kerry-based artist is a singular figure

Student Franceska Alexander working at Lodestar School of Art. Photograph: Nora Duggan

Denis Farrell created the Lodestar school at the stunning Connemara location out of frustration with the drift of art education

Clockwise from far left, a work from ‘Circle in the Square’ by Marilyn Lerner; Cloud Tyvek by Max Streicher at St Mary’s; O by Karen Donnellan; and Róisín de Buitléar’s blown-glass musical instruments

In the visual arts strand, there is evidence of joined-up thinking in the inclusion of abstract painter Marilyn Lerner, sonic glas(...)

Parangolé P4 Cape 1 (1964). Photograph: Sergio Zalis

A retrospective of the late artist illuminates his remarkable artistic evolution

Pop Art pioneer: one of the images from Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘General Dynamic FUN’ collection

Broad in scope and well presented, the exhibitions of Galway International Arts Festival reward visitors of all stripes

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