“At school in Belfast and at the then small and nascent Queen’s University, her literary and social abilities were quickly noticed. But life during Helen’s twenties was largely fallow as she looked after her stepmother at their modest home in north Belfast, a far cry from the exotica of Tokyo.”

Helen Waddell died almost 50 years ago and her status as an Irish literary superstar in the 1930s is almost forgotten, except in certain academic circ(...)

Quarry, showing at Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet

In one of those projects that probably seemed like a good idea at the time, Niamh O’Malley has taken on the challenge of staging five solo exhibitions(...)

Disconnected from the energies that kept them intact: the  Cuban School works were inspired during a trip to the island when Gerrard went off the road and ‘encountered this alien structure in the landscape’

Visit John Gerrard’s Cuban School at the Absolut Festival Gallery in Galway and you find yourself positioned between two vast animated digital project(...)