Detail from The Curved Street (Youghal) by John Doherty

THE RESPECTFUL DISTANCE  Michael Canning Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin May 5th-June 16th, oliversearsgallery.com ★★★★ IN A GARDEN I ONCE KNEW (...)

A detail from Richard Gorman’s Iwano Series II (2015)

Iwano – Richard Gorman Kerlin Gallery, Dublin ***** More than 25 years ago, when Richard Gorman first visited Japan’s “paper village”, Echizen, an(...)

Honed down to essentials: ‘Woods’ by Ed Miliano, who says the ideas behind Japanese design are as much about living as they are about making

Painstaking, time consuming, spiritual? Splashy flashy Manga mixtures? Big eyed Anime? And what about schoolgirl kitsch? Japan is an enigma, but a hig(...)

Home comforts: ‘We feel as though we’re actually sitting in the garden,’ says  Oliver Sears, in  the extension to his home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oliver Sears set up the Oliver Sears Gallery on Dublin’s Molesworth Street in 2010. The gallery represents some of Ireland’s leading artists and make(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Gary Coyle’s exhibition Into the Woods at the RHA Gallery

Into the Woods – New Work by Gary Coyle RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin *****  Gary Coyle’s Into the Woods is superb. You have to b(...)

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(...)

The ‘haphazard autopsy’ of Four Fold by Sam Keogh

Four Fold – Sam Keogh Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity, Dublin ***** Imprinted on the floor of the Douglas Hyde Gallery is a vast photogr(...)

Aoibheann Greenan’s exhibition DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy)

DMC (Dunmurray May-Day Conspiracy) – Aoibheann Greenan Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin *** Aoibheann Greenan crams a lot into Temple Bar Ga(...)