Sheela Gowda’s ‘Protest, My Son’. Photograph: Peter Cox

Sheela Gowda’s work points out the tensions between the modernising, powerhouse economy and an older India steeped in custom and t(...)

Pride of place: artists Jack Donovan and John Shinnors  in front of Donovan’s Suzannah and the Elders (1975) at the ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition.  Photograph: Alan Place.

John Shinnors has put together a showcase of creativity at the City of Culture’s school of art and design

Dorothy Cross and her Basking Shark Currach

The shore, and things found along it, including the washed-up, broken and dead, feature large in Cross’s exhibition

Digital Switchover, from Haroon Mirza’s 2012 exhibition at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in Switzerland. Photograph: Gunnar Meier

The internationally acclaimed artist’s latest exhibition at Imma is a multimedia marvel that attempts to synthesise all art forms (...)

At the launch of the Hennessy/National Gallery of Ireland inaugural  portrait prize, from left: judges Donald Teskey, Janet McLean, Cristín Leach Hugh and Dr Declan Long. The portraits shown   are Evie Hone by Hilda van Stockum  and Seamus Heaney by Jackie Nickerson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Hennessy join forces with National Gallery of Ireland in new award

Barrie Cooke at the opening night of his exhibition in the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin in 2007. Photograph: Fran Veale

Painter was based in Ireland since 1954 and was a leading contemporary artist

“I found a better way of expressing myself,” says Eddie Cahill. “It was a way of escaping a little, a way of distancing myself, I’d say.”

Eddie Cahill believes he escaped fate similar to that of brother Martin, the ‘General’

The burning car of Willie Doherty’s ‘Remains’ might indicate the obliteration of evidence but is also symbolic of perpetuity

Willie Doherty’s latest film installation is a fictional work with its feet in the real world

Artist Patrick Scott. He was described by Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan as “a guiding light in the Irish art world for many decades”

Writer Anthony Cronin described Scott as ‘a person of great charm and presence’

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