Unfinished business: speakers on stage at the Theatre of Change Symposium at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (from left) Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1.  We need to become more body conscious If this year’s Abbey symposium chooses too wide a theme to fully cohere, it is helpful to root discu(...)

Speakers on stage at The Theatre of Change Symposium, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from left; Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The opening day of the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium, the first event in its commemoration programme for 2016, took place on Thursday. Opening t(...)

Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

Thicket – Anthony Lyttle Cross Gallery, Dublin **** Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1960, but has spent most of his life (...)

A production still from Gareth Kennedy’s The Last Wooden House of Kupchino. Photograph: Ekaterina Sytnik

Invented Tradition – Gareth Kennedy Galway Arts Centre **** The editors of the book The Invention of Tradition, historians Eric Hobsbawm and Te(...)

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(...)

Artists Sarah Browne, Miriam O’Connor, Ciaran Smyth, Ailbhe Murphy
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 and Anne Tallentire. 

have created artworks to form National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) “STILL, WE WORK” an exhibition featuring work by Irish artists and a unique coming together of artists and women’s organisations - under NWCI - to explore the many issues surrounding women and labour over the last century an exhibition and a publication, which will be on view in the Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar from 19th to 26th OctoberPhotograph: 
Photograph: Alan Betson

Moving testimonies, expressed through text and images, of the unpaid and often unrecognised work that women have done over many years, are part of an (...)