Sandy Kennedy: her strengths were energy and empathy, friends recalled at her wake, at which loud rock music was played as she lay in a wicker coffin

Sandy Kennedy (40) is a visual artist and MA student in radio and broadcast production at the National Film School at Dún Laoghaire Institute (...)

Clew Bay by Letitia Hamilton

In a real sense, the AIB Art Collection fell victim to the implosion of the Irish banking system. In a rush to judgment in the heated atmosphere of(...)

The Devil’s Spine Band: ‘We know certain things are going to happen, but it all relies on intuition. Sometimes it doesn’t work out’

Everybody knows what Oscar Wilde had to declare when he reached the New York Customs office, at the beginning of a lecture tour of America in 1882:(...)

Sean Lynch’s For the Birds, which works with the myth of An Buile Suibhne

What connects a block of ice at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a cow pat in Carlow, the poetry of WB Yeats and Tom Murphy’s play Bailegangaire? Th(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys who appointed  John McNulty to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Kilmainham. Photograph: The Irish Times

John McNulty has a lot going for him. He is a 37-year old businessman with a filling station and shop in Kilcar in South West Donegal. In addition (...)

 Artist Alice Maher photographed in Lough Carra, Co Mayo recreating one of her installations entitled Les Filles d’Ouranos Art Grandeur Nature, Seinne Saint-Denis, Paris. Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

Alice Maher is an artist who makes art of the kind that engages people who are usually not very interested in art, as well as those who are. It’s a ra(...)

The Books That Define Ireland, by Tom Garvin and Bryan Fanning, looks at 30 classic Irish texts, from history and social issues to the fictional w(...)

Gyohei Zaitsu in Visitant

Many artists might wish to collaborate, perhaps driven by an aesthetic itch that needs to be scratched, or a need to break their artistic solit(...)

Choice voices: Hozier at an acoustic session. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

‘It’s no good making art for yourself. It lives when somebody sees it.” The artist Alice Maher is sitting in front of an open fire in the back room of(...)

Portrait of artist Jesse Jones

People have always lived in the 100-year-old large, functional red-brick building on Dublin’s Buckingham Street that is announced with the words, in c(...)