Detail from Krasnym Bej Belych, Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge (1919-1920) by El Lissitzky. Courtesy Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin *****   This exhibition centres on the unlikely pai(...)

Custom House Lisbon  by Stephen McKenna

Perspectives of Europe: 1980-2014 Stephen McKenna Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square ****  Stephen McKenna is the con(...)

Pictures from the Surface by Tadhg McSweeney

Pictures from the Surface – Tadhg McSweeney Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin *****   One of the most exciting moments in the hi(...)

Russian artist Varvara Shavrova at her exhibition Borders, at the Shed. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Borders – Varvara Shavrova The Shed *****   Terrain – Martin Healy Galway Arts Centre ****   Sophie C(...)

Galway International Arts Festival volunteer Eilis O’Gara at Relativity. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini makes extraordinarily lifelike sculptures, but often you can’t be sure what life they are like. In the pieces (...)

Detail from Light Touch by Michael Coleman

Little Yellow Cardigan – Michael Coleman Cross Gallery, Dublin ***** Some artists arrive at a medium, a style, a method, and achieve a(...)

Premises by Ramon Kassam

Gallery – Ramon Kassam Limerick City Gallery of Art  ***** Art about art, isn’t that a bad thing? It brings to mind the eve(...)

Detail from Narciso by Sandro Chia

Meraviglia (Marvel) Three artists: Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi and Michael Warren Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin ***** The trio of tale(...)

Detail of Stéphane Béna Hanly’s Length of a Legacy (2015)

RIDDLE OF THE BURIAL GROUNDS Lara Almarcegui,  Rossella Biscotti, Simon Boudvin,  Matthew Buckingham, Mariana Castillo Deball, Dorot(...)

When Sir Alfred and Lady Beit donated 17 works to the National Gallery of Ireland, in 1986, its then director, Homan Potterton, said without exaggerat(...)