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(...)

Inglourious Basterds (film notes) 2010 by Rose Wylie. Courtesy of the artist and Union, London

Rose Wylie Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin **** Having studied painting in the 1950s, Rose Wylie put her work on the back burner so that (...)

Commotion, a tapestry by Vera Klute

The Grand Scheme – Vera Klute The Lab, Dublin ****   German-born, Dublin-based Vera Klute impressed with her graduation show (...)

A vessel on base by Liam Flynn

As contemporary art has embraced conceptualism and various kinds of socially engaged practices, the traditional notion of the artist as someone who wo(...)

Consumer Landscape by  Patrick O’Reilly

How often is it that you smell a work of art before you see it? Patrick O’Reilly’s Haystack (The Consideration of (...)