Matt Packer, the new director of EVA International. Photograph: Deirdre Power

The curator and writer Matt Packer has been appointed as successor to Woodrow Kernohan as director of EVA International, Ireland’s biennial exhibition(...)

Gerald Barry:  his  piece Humiliated and Insulted is inspired by a Dostoyevsky novel. Photograph: Alan Betson

Music, it is often said, is a universal language. But not everything musical travels equally freely across international borders. New music travels sl(...)

Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster, is being celebrated at a two-week festival of culinary, cultural, musical and sporting events in Dublin

Chinese New Year 2017 is being marked in Dublin by a two-week festival to celebrate the arrival of the year of the rooster. The 10th Dublin Chinese Ne(...)

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Refugees, 1914, Black Chalk, 35 x 47 cm. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp

We know the past through books and art. Close my eyes, and Paris in the late 1800s is a place of Degas dancers, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a(...)

Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Patience,  a  time-travelling rumination on love, bereavement and obsession.

What were your cultural highlights for the year gone by? Daniel Clowes’s new comic, Patience, is a brilliant time-travelling rumination on love, berea(...)

Aideen Barry’s Not to be Known: a single channel performative film from 2015

What were your cultural highlights? Aideen Barry’s Brittlefield at RHA in July: dark shards turned into private viewing experiences of worlds where (...)

Seán Keating’s “Men of the West” Courtesy of the  Hugh Lane Gallery.

One of the definitive paintings of Ireland’s revolutionary period is Seán Keating’s Men of the West. It represents 1917 in the Fintan O’Toole series M(...)

The late architect Michael Scott, pictured aged 82 in 1987, founded the ROSC art exhibitions. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

The recent publication of The Poetry of Vision: The ROSC Art Exhibitions 1967-1988, written by Peter Shortt and published by Irish Academic Press, rec(...)

 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

Joggers by Michael Kane

Modality of the Visible: Michael Kane Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin **** Few would have predicted the turn taken by Michael Kane in h(...)