Artistic director Vanessa Fielding and Annemarie Kilshaw

Ramp – Roger O’Neill The Complex, Dublin ★★★★ Temple Bar became a cultural quarter because the district was earmarked as a bus station. Relative d(...)

Head of Catherine Lampert (1986) by Frank Auerbach

The curator and historian Catherine Lampert, whose richly informative book Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting was published last year by Thames &a(...)

A still from The Architects (2014) by Amie Siegel

Imitation of Life – Amie Siegel Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin ***** The essay film, neither fiction nor documentary in the conventional sense, is(...)

Adam and Eve (2013) by Yinka Shonibare. Copyright the artist; courtesy Steven Friedman Gallery, London

Recreating the Pastoral – Yinka Shonibare; plus screenings of his films and Tadhg O’Sullivan’s documentary The Great Wall Post Colony – Gareth Ken(...)

Detail from The Woods by Ed Miliano

Woods – Ed Miliano Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin **** Ed Miliano’s Woods shifts intriguingly across three locations. They are the landscape aro(...)

David Farrell’s Easter Arbour Hill  (2012)

Before, During, After . . . Almost David Farrell Galleries II & III, Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** When the RH(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

The Doggers (2014) by Sheila Rennick

Something for Nothing – Sheila Rennick Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin **** Sheila Rennick’s paintings make fun of some of the cultural peculiari(...)

Imperial City (2015) by Mick O’Dea. Courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Photograph: Emile Deneen

The Foggy Dew – Mick O’Dea Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** The Royal Hibernian Academy on Abbey Street, Dublin, was b(...)

Black Square (still) by Grace Weir. Courtesy of the artist

3 Different Nights, Recurring – Grace Weir Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ****  Artists who work with video and film ask a lot of the(...)