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 (...)

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(...)

Nick Miller, winner of the Hennessy prize, with his portrait of Barrie Cooke, entitled Last Sitting, at the National Gallery yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The inaugural Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Sligo-based painter Nick Miller. He was selected from a shortlist of 12 for his painting (...)

Couturier art sale

Danish-born Ib Jorgensen – the couturier-turned-art-dealer – was one of Ireland’s most renowned fashion designers in the 1970s and 1980s. He came t(...)

From Joe Wilson’s book ‘Into the Mountains: Images from the Twelve Bens’

Occasional Press was established by artists David Lilburn and Jim Savage with the aim of doing art-related publishing projects that particularly ap(...)

Patricia Burns’s Dark #1 (2014)

View Kerlin Gallery, Dublin **** Eye of Shark Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford **** The View referred to in the title of (...)

A painting by Michael Farrell at the opening of the  Famine exhibition. Photograph: Trish Forde

When a south Mayo community invited Louis le Brocquy, Hughie O’Donoghue, Sharon O’Malley and other artists to interpret the 150th anniversary o(...)

The painter Barrie Cooke was held in exceptionally high regard among his peers and by a large number of collectors and art lovers. He was known(...)

Brian McDonagh is a musician and painter. From Dublin, he was member of 1970s traditional group, Oisín. He moved to Sligo in the 1980s and was a found(...)

Striped Jug and Flowers by Anne Redpath

A busy week in Dublin salerooms begins with Adam’s “Sunday Interiors” auction tomorrow at 11am with more than 600 lots including furniture, sil(...)