Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, (detail), 2015, Mirror and reverse-glass painting on plaster and wood, 130 x 100 cm 110 cm diameter. Private Collection, United Arab Emirates. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai.

Iranian artist Monir Sahroudy Farmanfarmaian is strongly influenced by the traditions of her homeland, but her approach is informe(...)

Kathy Prendergast, ‘Atlas 4 Sligo-Belfast, 2016, AA Road Atlas of Europe’, ink, 30.5x43.5x1cm. Kerlin Gallery

An ingenious vision of Europe in troubled times

From Lay Her Down Upon Her Back, Róisín White, The Library Project

Diana Copperwhite and Aileen Murphy negotiate excess and absence; Róisín White exposes the Victorian ‘rest cure’

‘Rail’, linen casement weave material, 1958, Anni Albers

Artist focused attention on an ancient craft as a rich contemporary art medium

Debra Bowden, The High Road at the Berkeley Gallery in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Works by Debra Bowden, Mick O’Dea, Diana Copperwhite and Aileen Murphy on show

From British Watchtowers, Donovan Wylie and Magnum Photos

Reframing the Border, a survey of 14 photographers’ views, has an ominous relevance

River to the Sea (1959) by Norah McGuinness: she studied under Harry Clarke and her signature style is easily recognisable.

Cubist-inflected rural idyll is by artist who played key role in 20th-century Irish culture

Night Lights of Dublin, Cristina Bergoglio, Doorway Gallery

Found photos at the Library Project and The Lavit has its inaugural show at its new address

You Make Me Iliad (2010)

Short films mix elements of live action and animation and owe a debt to Lil’ Kim

The artist Leyho drew on his great-grand-uncle’s wartime notebook, his father’s historical research and war photographer François Bost’s images.

Exhibition combines comic-book drawings and images from French campaign

Gabhann Dunne looks to water for Dublin while concept artist Leyho picks up on a first WorldWar link

Willie Doherty, Remains, 2013, High definition video (colour and sound), Duration: 15 minutes, Edition 2/3, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift 2014

Grim picture of the persistence of violence and the dangers posed by a political vacuum

‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, David Mach’s newspaper installation, at this year’s Galway festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes

A massive newspaper installation, a contemplation on childhood, and a musical project from Calais

Stephen Loughman: “You look at a facade and you have no idea what’s going on inside, the lives people are leading, what they are thinking.”

Stephen Loughman’s paintings frame modern anxiety, often through cinema’s prism

The Valiant Adventures of Tawara Toda: part of the scrolls on view at the Chester Beatty Library until January 2019

History meets fantasy in 17th-century scrolls at the Chester Beatty Library, in Dublin

Fiona Tan, Vox Populi: London, 2012, 267 individually framed colour photographs, 210cm x 700cm. Collection De Pont Museum, Tilburg (NL)

Visual Art: An exhibition from the De Pont museum in Amsterdam comes to Dublin

‘Light Painting, Orange’ (detail), mixed media, Catherine Owens (Oliver Sears Gallery).

Fusing traditional media and recent technology, Owens reflects on constancy in a changing world

Exposure: Maureen O’Neill, Custom House Studios Gallery

Works from Dan Graham, Maureen O’ Neill, Maureen O’ Connor and Kelvin Mann

'A Visibility Matrix' is 'a synchronised, multi-channel video installation' but its point is not to, say, showcase an expansive range of video work, and it’s not a greatest hits collection. Photography by Louis Haugh

In 'A Visibility Matrix', Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne search for a path out of the online video jungle

Roderic O’Conor: Self-Portrait, from 1903. Photograph © National Gallery of Ireland

A spectacular exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland celebrates the post-impressionist

Sir Sidney Nolan visiting the Burren. Photograph: The Burren College of Art

Sir Sidney Nolan paitings related to his family links with Ireland on show in the Burren

From: At Mirrored River, Enda Bowe

Lives and dreams in a midlands town captured in beautiful photographs

Lady Louisa Conolly  by Anne Valérie Dupond (2018)

A thoughtful exhibition at the Long Gallery in Castletown House, Kildare

Light Painting Orange, Catherine Owens, Oliver Sears Gallery

Face to Face, Life at the Edges, View from Donegal, School of Looking and 6am

Marlene Dumas, Self-portrait at Noon, 2008, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 x 3 cm. Collection De Pont Museum, Tilburg (NL). Photograph: Peter Cox

A powerful contemporary painter of the human condition

Tremble Tremble, Jesse Jones, installation view, Project Arts Centre

Jesse Jones’s Venice Biennale exhibition proposes an alternative, feminist creation and foundation myth

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. © National Gallery of Ireland

We have ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. In the 1850s they had Maclise and his boundless imagination

Still.Like: Life Drawing No 5 by Mary Ruth Walsh, from Wexford Arts Centre’s exhibition

Traveller Collection, Bower, Stampa Ora and Still.Life, and a portrait prize you can enter

BalehomeBalehome by Katie Watchorn: A length of yellow hose forms a sinuous line of beauty across the floor. Installation view, Ros Kavanagh.

Summer exhibitions invite us to consider our relationship to the land around us

Robert Pinsky, painted by Mick O’Dea in 2015: the artist is known for the conversational informality of his approach

The artist painted the poet’s portrait during his Kilkenny Arts Festival residency

Dead Wolf, Stuffed Specimen, NMINH. José María Yagüe Manzanares, Oliver Sears Gallery

Wolves are a primal force in the popular imagination, and this exhibition by José María Yagüe Manzanares explores the intersection(...)

Straenge (2018) by Roisin Duff, from Coalescing. DIT BA Photography, Gallery of Photography

Round-up of the best shows includes Mick O’Dea portraits and work by Jesse Jones

‘Self Portrait, New York’ by John Butler Yeats. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

The father of some of Ireland’s most exceptional creative talents finds his own artistic voice

Artist Seán McSweeney, who died on Saturday. File photograph: RTÉ

The painter was an immensely popular and generous figure, as well as a singular talent

Beginning of Darkness, oil on linen, Martin Gale (Taylor Galleries)

The painting eloquently sums up a decisive experience for generations of Irish people

Into the Sea by  Gerry Blake, at the Mermaid, Bray Co Wicklow

Work by Deirdre Burke, Gerry Blake, Hannah Fitz and more

Martin Gale, The Appointment, oil on linen

Three exhibitions offer different approaches to landscape

     Cabin: part of Kevin Cosgrove’s oil on linen painting, from 2016. Photograph: Mother’s Tankstation

Cosgrove seems drawn to workshops as spaces of industry, reflection and possibility. Out of their jumble emerges coherence

Sarah Walker, Dusk Tree, tapestry, Oliver Sears Gallery

Sarah Walker’s tapestries, Mary Burke’s Laois and Richard Gorman in Mayo

Sackville Street and Gardiner’s Mall, Dublin (c.1750). Attributed to Joseph Tudor (1695–1759). Engraved by John Jones (fl. 1740–70). Photograph: National Gallery of Ireland

Drawing Dublin, at the National Gallery of Ireland, thoughtfully conveys the essence of the city in terms of place and personality

Still from The Lost Photographs of Alfred H by Ronan McCrea, 2005 – ongoing, projected 35mm slide

Thomas Brezing, Clare Gallagher and contemporary art from Germany

St Catherine’s, Thomas Street, Dublin: James Malton’s views form an invaluable historical record

The artist’s city-landmark watercolours are centre stage at the National Gallery of Ireland

‘Midlands’, Martin Cregg,  Roscommon Arts Centre

Three contemporary photographers offer differing perspectives on the midlands

From Laia Abril’s On Abortion

Two exhibitions at this year’s festival, from May 1st-31st, address the referendum on the Eighth, while others look at life from d(...)

Aura, Tony O’Connor, Doorway Gallery

An evening of words and music with Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed at The Model, Pugin Revisited at the IAA, and the Doorway Gall(...)

Spanish artistic collective Democracia take on capitalism and its evils in their latest work, with the help of the Black Panthers (...)

I Am the Mouth II by Agnieszka Polska

The Polish artist brings two series of videos to Project. Wit, ingenuity and stories are at their core

John Gerrard, Solar Reserve, 2014, EVA International

EVA International looks at Ireland then and now; Michael Cullen revisits Irish mythology

The Handball Alley, Monaghan Town: Kenneth O’Halloran’s photographs are straight-ahead, matter-of-fact views, with no pictorial trickery or fancy lighting. Which is the whole point

These typological photographs are among the most significant artistic interpretations of the Irish landscape of our time

Martina O’Brien, ‘Peripheries, 2017’.Two-channel HD video projection. Photograph:  Michael Holly Photography

Martina O’Brien’s two-channel video piece, ‘Loop Topology’, alludes to both aspects of the analytical enterprise, collecting the d(...)

David Trimble, from Amanda Dunsmore’s, which is at  Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane until July 22nd

‘Keeper ‘ is representative of a growing phenomenon whereby artists address, explore and use archives as a primary material

Rav’ning stone, Melissa Cayford, THIN PLACES, Burren College of Art

From the Burren College of Art to the Digital Hub and Roscommon Arts Centre

False Start (1968) by Frank Bowling. Courtesy of Frank Bowling and Hales London, New York. Copyright VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Bowling railed against the ‘black art’ label and his work – now gathered in a retrospective – cannot be penned in

The Handball Alley, Feevagh, Co  Roscommon. Photograph: © Kenneth O’Halloran

Kenneth O’Halloran exhibition centres on his finest project to date, the superb 'The Handball Alley' series

Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

Opening next week, Limerick’s 38th EVA International takes as its starting point the nation-building construction of the Ardnacrus(...)

Untitled, Jan Pleitner, 2018, oil on canvas

Young German’s work ‘has a lot in common with that of Caravaggio’

From : ‘I shall change the way things are ordered’ Vanessa Donoso Lopez. Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Keith Wilson and Claire Curneen two interwoven solo shows that work very well together

The Big Spur, An Spiorán Mór, by Amelia Stein

Art highlights: Anne Korff, Amelia Stein, Joseph Keating and more

A still from Elizabeth Price’s ‘West Hinder’ production A still from Elizabeth Price’s ‘West Hinder’ production

Art in Focus: ‘West Hinder’, video still, Elizabeth Price

Look, a Doll: My Mother's Story. The Artist's Eye: Liliane Lijn. Installation view.

‘I don’t like to brag about it. It was Hitler-time . . . and I somehow survived’

On and Off the Wall: Marianne Slevin’s bank-statement boats, at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon

Marianne Slevin uses abandoned bank statements to explore ideas of trust

‘Australia to Africa, 1971’ by Frank Bowling. Courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery, London

Major retrospective of the Caribbean artist’s work – including his ‘Map’ paintings – is at IMMA

Installation view of Seasons End: More Than Suitcases by Tamara Henderson. Photograph: Denis Mortell

Tamara Henderson’s evolving show goes big; and Bassam Al Sabah merges his own family into a fictional wallpaper

Guercino (1591-1666), Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph, c.1620, oil on canvas. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

More than any other individual, he was responsible for rehabilitating the reputation of 17th-century Italian Baroque painting

Diarmuid Breen, We three sit and toil (watercolour, 2016) from Existing Realities

Siobhán McDonald evokes natural change; the Science Gallery looks at the nature of fakery

Cecilia Moore, Wah Wah in silver with Big Blue Wah Wah, 2017

Ursula Burke, Paul Hallahan and Cecelia Moore will share €30,000 prize

Seán O’Rourke diptych from the Hermione Exhibition.

Irrational Exuberance by Elva Mulchrone, Hermione Exhibition, and Nocturne by Adam Pomeroy

View of Cork from Audley Place, John Butts, 1750. Photograph: Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Butts produced many paintings of the Cork countryside, but died penniless in Dublin

Untitled, from the series ‘Farewell My Lovely’ by Maria Przybylska

Post impressionist landscapes, photography’s relationship with time, etherial children and elementally engaging with landscape

Installation view of Prosceniumby Helena Gorey. Left to right, Seed, Mountain, Mist

To opt, as Gorey does, for monochrome compositions is brave. Is she looking for trouble?

Nest week, the Chester Beatty Library puts on display one of the greatest art works from the 15th century

‘My Own Unknown’ reflects Dragana Jurišic’s restless ambition and her continuing development as an artist

Jurišic sets out to do something unusual, to make a primarily photographic work that hinges on photographs not taken by her

Sile Kelly, ‘House in Ballycotton’, acrylic (Lavit Gallery)

Suggestions of Japan; Cork Arts Society exhibition; exploring ‘life and death, religion and ritual, pain and sorrow’; existing in (...)

Detail from Furious Day by Louise Neiland at the  Taylor Gallery, Dublin

Louise Neiland at the Taylor Galleries and Paul McKinley at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Island King: Hughie O’Donoghue’s print is included in Graphic Studio Gallery’s outstanding exhibition True Grit

This carborundum print was inspired by the story of the Inishkea islands, off Co Mayo

Michael Canning, Cusp, Etching and Carborundum, Graphic Studio Gallery

Louise Neiland’s impeccable paintings – Diverse painter-printmakers – Snagged plastic bags – Myriad Englishes – Artists at various(...)

Christa Englebrecht in Pharmakon, by Lucy Beech

Lucy Beech’s short film Pharmakon is a highlight of Ex-Voto: the Body + the Institution in Galway

Elysian Fields, Paul McKinley, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Even President Putin couldn’t fault Andrei Molodkin’s decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty titled ‘Failed Utopia’

Donald Teskey, ‘Valley walk II, 2017’, Acrylic on paper 56x77cm, Oliver Sears Gallery

This river landscape is a story of light and shade and a creek’s shimmering, mobile glint

Sam Keogh, Kapton Cadaverine, 2017-2018, installation view

Review: Sam Keogh's Kapton Cadaverine has sci-fi nods to Alien and Solaris

Boxes of Air: Sean Scully’s sculpture at Château La Coste in 2015. Photograph courtesy of the Kerlin Gallery

The monumental sculpture shows the Irish artist’s capacity for big thinking

Jane O’Malley, ‘Christmas Eve, 1989’

Review: A rare thing – a retrospective devoted entirely to drawing

The National Gallery’s exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever shown in Irela(...)

Dennis McNulty: Ttopology at Visual Carlow

Ttopology at Visual Carlow; Sustainable Futures at Sirius Arts Centre, Zoología Fantástica at Solstice Arts Centre, and Donald Tes(...)

To take photographs in a virtual space, Butler exploits a smartphone camera facility within the game. Image: Alan Butler, Down and Out in Los Santos

This online project makes art out of a Grand Theft Auto video game

Niall de Buitléar, Looming, 2017

Niall de Buitléar’s paintings and sculptures start with a basic geometric motif, the circle – while Margo Dolan, Peter Maxwell and(...)

Brian Maguire – Aleppo 4, 2017, acrylic on linen, 200x400cm. Photograph: Guy Hassert/Courtesy of the artist and Fergus McCaffrey Gallery

Sam Keogh awakes from a long sleep in space while Brian Maguire depicts the devastation in Aleppo

‘Flooded’, oil on canvas, by Bernadette Kiely, 70x100cms, 2017

Art in Focus: Bernadette Kiely’s ‘Flooded’ considers what lies beneath

While he may not be well known for the optimism of his work, there is usually a redemptive core to Maguire’s projects.

The Aleppo Paintings: dismay at scale and intensity of the destruction, of place and people

The Upper Class at Bay by Grayson Perry, from The Vanity of Small Differences

Grayson Perry is an unlikely pillar of the establishment, but he wears that label as lightly as he wears his dresses

Grason Perry’s The Agony in the Car Park from The Vanity of Small Differences at the RHA, Dublin

Encounters between the human and institutional, plus a history of Dublin in nine maps

Art in Focus: Painting of a Hindu woman with a covered cup,from about 1640, is extremly unusual

Stephanie Deady: Aughrim House VII

Visual Art: Stephanie Deady’s paintings of sparse interiors provide a blank canvas for ideas

Eric Massheder. Leeds, 1975. and Ready Mixed Concrete, Leeds, by Peter Mitchell

Ordinary city scenes caught on a space camera and Tony O’Malley residency artist Stephanie Deady’s austere look at home living

Elizabeth Magill, Headland (1), 2017, oil and screen-print on canvas, 153 x 183.5cm / 60.2 x 72.2in (Courtesy of the artist and the Kerlin Gallery)

Art in focus: Elizabeth Magill, Headland (1)

Sweeping views: Shannon, lithograph, 2009 by Dietrich Blodau

Retrospective of the German artist’s work is at the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Issue 5+6 of Aspen magazine:  edited and designed by Brian O’Doherty in 1967, it challenged the idea of magazines and art. Photograph: © Aspen Magazine/Authors

Art in Focus: ‘Aspen 5+6’ is an exhibition in a cardboard container rather than a gallery

Installation view of ‘Periodical Review #7’ curated by PPS & RGKSKSRG (Gavin Murphy, Mark Cullen, Rachael Gilbourne & Kate Strain) in Pallas Projects, Dublin. Photograph: Kasia Kaminska

Destruction of Waterford’s R&H Hall building and 60 years of Irish and Japanese fashion

Canadian artist Rodney Graham. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Vancouver School artist with a culturally vivid show at The Irish Museum of Modern Art

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