The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

‘ ‘Raymond 1’, by David Stephenson, bought by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

It is three decades since local authorities began to cater systematically for the arts. An Arts Council exhibition that is about to tour the country, (...)

Reports to an Academy by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

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Clare Langan’s Skellig Triptych

Tulca 2015: Seachange The Festival Gallery, Connaught Tribune Print Works, Market Street; Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street; Nuns Island The(...)

A Showroom for Granby Workshop by Assemble. Photograph: Keith Hunter Photography

The shortlisting of the architectural firm Assemble for this year’s Turner Prize says a lot about the judges and even more about the contemporary a(...)

Detail from Head of a Woman (1906) by Walter Sickert

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda ****   As a writer and editor and not a curator p(...)

Gretchen Bender Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, until Dec 23 projectartscentre.ie ***** Gretchen Bender’s (...)

A series of paintings by Richard Gorman in the RHA  Annual Exhibition in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

The artist Richard Gorman has been named as the first winner of the Savills Art Prize, a new visual arts award worth €5,000, presented by Savills a(...)

Curator Koyo Kouoh

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things clearly. For Koyo Kouoh, the curator of next year’s EVA International in Limerick, it seems obvious th(...)

Brian Ballard at his retrospective at Rathfarnham Castle

Brian Ballard Retrospective: Paintings 1964-2015 Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin ****   Brian Ballard was born in Belfast in 1943 (...)