Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

Thicket – Anthony Lyttle Cross Gallery, Dublin **** Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1960, but has spent most of his life (...)

One of four adjoining, spacious lightboxes that form an extensive arena in My Mind’s I by Janet Mullarney

My Mind’s I – Janet Mullarney Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda *****   There’s a fleet-footed, magic realist character to Janet Mu(...)

One of Mark Garry’s trademark rainbows of coloured thread

A New Quiet – Mark Garry RHA Gallagher Gallery (Gallery 1) **** At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking that Mark Garry’s (...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We often find ourselves looking at art on a screen, but to see a painting in reality is a different experience. And, amazingly, it’s free. Our nationa(...)

A production still from Gareth Kennedy’s The Last Wooden House of Kupchino. Photograph: Ekaterina Sytnik

Invented Tradition – Gareth Kennedy Galway Arts Centre **** The editors of the book The Invention of Tradition, historians Eric Hobsbawm and Te(...)

A still from Niamh O’Malley’s film Nephin at the Douglas Hyde Gallery

Niamh O’Malley; Mairéad O’hEocha: Paintings Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin ****   The Douglas Hyde isn’t your average Whit(...)

Sean Lynch. Photograph: Deirdre Power

Sean Lynch is one of a handful of Irish artists to have studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. They don’t give you a degree or a(...)

Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection/National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. National Gallery of Ireland Collection

Trove – Dorothy Cross selects work from national collections Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin **** There’s a quote, attributed to Man(...)

The Great Gallery. Photograph courtesy of the trustees of the Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a hidden gem, situated north of Oxford Street on Manchester Square in London. This national museum is lavishly stocked wi(...)

Patrick Scott and some of his work in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin: ‘At its best, that work possesses a timeless purity and elegance.’ Photography: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When the artist Patrick Scott died last February, just after his 93rd birthday and a day before the opening of retrospective exhibitions of his work a(...)