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 (...)

Artist Sarah Walker in her studio in west Cork: ‘I realised that boxing would be a great opportunity to play with the movement of the figures’ Artist Sarah Walker in her studio on the pier, Castletownbere,  Co Cork. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The Boxing Diaries is the story of a mother of three teenage boys, two of whom are keen boxers. I grew up in Dublin 4, the daughter of an architect(...)

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 (...)

With her curly red hair, orange lipstick and flamboyant attire, she is a familiar sight in Florence cycling along its narrow streets perched on her(...)

Male, female, Israeli, Palestinian: the writer Uri Orlev with Colin Davidson in front of his portrait

Jerusalem is a bold title for an exhibition of portraits. Twelve portraits, to be exact. They are all made in the larger-than-life, photorealist manne(...)

Detail from Autumnus X (Bénodet) (2014), by Samuel Walsh

What do you see when you see a work of art? The answer might appear obvious, if it’s a picture of, say, a loaf of bread. But what if you’re confron(...)

Artist John Kelly with a piece from one of his Cow Up a Tree series

‘How is one to be creative in the remotest, coldest, windiest and bleakest continent on Earth?” asks Irish-Australian artist John Kelly, who is curren(...)

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 (...)