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(...)

Jane Beattie: ‘Occasionally, we come across precious objects that people have lived with for many years and disregarded. Finding these and breaking the exciting news is perhaps my favourite aspect of the job’

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. B(...)

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(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

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(...)

Precipice is the title of Stein’s exhibition

Fool’s Hollow, Thieving Ledge, Speckled Cliff – English translations of Irish names for north Mayo seascapes resonate with local history. Treasa Ní Gh(...)

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(...)