Dog days: from Ciarán Healy’s DIT series The Familiar Wolf

Who would want to study to be a visual artist these days? To gain an academic qualification you work for an indefinite number of years before emerging(...)

Here in Paradise by Jochen Gerz. Photograph: Peter Zoeller

Can one live in paradise? That’s the question underlying an exhibition devised by Jochen Gerz, a German artist who happens to live in Sneem, Co Ker(...)

Playful: Someone and Someone by Eva Rothschild from the exhibition Vestibule in Merrion Square Park, Dublin. Photograph: Evan Buggle.

If you venture into the park on Merrion Square in Dublin through the summer months, you’ll find some temporary additions to the usual sculptural tenan(...)

‘Ladies Chatting’ by Genieve Figgis

For a selection of images from the RHA annual exhibition, click here There are many in the contemporary art world who see the RHA as an anachr(...)

Male, female, Israeli, Palestinian: the writer Uri Orlev with Colin Davidson in front of his portrait

Jerusalem is a bold title for an exhibition of portraits. Twelve portraits, to be exact. They are all made in the larger-than-life, photorealist manne(...)

Material girl: Eva Rothschild. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In 2012 Eva Rothschild made a film she’d had on her mind for years. It involved leaving a group of 11 boys unsupervised at an exhibition of her sculpt(...)

Margaret Corcoran with her work “The Seeing”. Photograph: Ollie Brookes

Margaret Corcoran is known for her lively engagement with the Western painting tradition. Her acclaimed 2002 exhibition An Enquiry, pictured her daugh(...)

Untitled painting by Wilhelm Sasnal. Image copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

The Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal visited Lismore Castle on a cold, wet November weekend in 2012 to discuss the possibility of doing an exhibition t(...)

‘Priority’ by Michael Patterson-Carver. Courtesy Laurel Gitlen, New York; and Timothy Taylor, London

The curator of this year’s EVA International, Bassam El Baroni, is a quiet, thoughtful Egyptian who was born and lives in Alexandria. From this(...)

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

She draws and paints beautifully, but Indian artist Sheela Gowda is more widely known for her use of unorthodox materials in her sculptural ins(...)