Lucian Freud with Brendan Behan in a Dublin street: Youth explores Freud’s life up to the late 1960s. Photograph: Daniel Farson/Getty

William Feaver draws on hours of interviews to chart details of painter’s life before fame

13BC, Corpse Cleaner, 2016/2019, digital projection, colour, sound, 18 minutes

Research collective 13BC delve into the intricacies of the human fallout from nuclear warfare

 Sleep of Reason, Diana Copperwhite (2019, oil on canvas, 170X229cm). Courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

The oil painting is a typical work of artist, if relatively dark in tone

Winter which was not there, Vajiko Chackiani

Helen Robbins, Yanny Petters, Frieda Meaney and this year’s art graduates

Detail of winning photograph photograph by Enda Bowe (b.1975), Cybil McCaddy with Daughter Lulu, 2018, C-Type print, 127 x 101.6 cm. Photograph: Enda Bowe

Enda Bowe wins €20,000 award as first young portrait prize also goes to a photograph

Sheila Rennick, Worst Pub, 2019, Hillsboro Fine Art

Amanda Doran, Sheila Rennick’s works at Hillsboro, Aileen Murphy in Temple Bar

Clodagh Emoe, Eternity by the Stars, Maynooth

Clodagh Emoe looks the nature of existence; Paul Hallahan muses on perception and time

Madame Woof (2019)

Rennick uses caricaturish levels of distortion in the service of bitingly satirical humour

Back o’Leap (2007) by Graham Crowley

In A Love of Many Things, Crowley electrifies rural Ireland

And Then the World Changed Colour, Breathing Yellow by Mariele Neudecker. Commissioned by Dulwich Picture Gallery. Photograph: Ben Jones.

Beautiful vitrine sculptures explore how we try to represent and make sense of nature

Display, Link and Cure  by Sibyl Montague and Glenn Fitzgerald.

Aidan Dunne: Launch exhibition references the history of the Arran St building

Cillín, Lacken, Mayo (2019) by Tommy Weir. Image courtesy of the artist

Weir’s melancholy, dark-lit photographs excavate the hidden history of landscape

Mourners attend the funeral of victims killed in the US drone strike in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

Further 40 injured after attack in which labourers and farmers accidentally targeted

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali arrives in Rades stadium where he delivered his speech on the 50th anniversary of independence of Tunisia from France on March 20th, 2006. File photograph: Getty

Strongman fled in 2011 as people rose in revolt that inspired uprisings across Middle East

Niamh O’Malley, Untitled (barrier), detail. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh. Image courtesy of the artist.

Aidan Dunne: Finding a handle on Niamh O’Malley’s new sculptures at the RHA

Damnatio Memoriae, Conor O'Grady

Shows by Conor O'Grady, Yuko Mohri, Patrick Horan, Robert Ryan and the Irish Architectural Archive's artists in residence

Winter Cherry Tree, Makiko Nakamura, 2019, oil and metal leaf on linen, 41X41cms

Nakamura’s visual meditations on memory and living

The preserved heart from the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, that will be used as part of the Heartship art project by Dorothy Cross

Live installation will be presented at the Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival in Cork

Francis Matthews, Dame Study, Molesworth Gallery

The two styles are suspicious of each other, but this exhibition gets them talking

Works from Strata by Kathy Prendergast. Photograph: Tony Bartholomew

In upcoming exhibition in Scarborough, artist echoes one of her earliest, most celebrated works

Dame study, by Francis Matthews

Dorothy Cross at the Kerlin and nighttime cityscapes are among the other highlights

Leah Hewson, Valley, 2016

The revamped €20,000 Hennessy Craig Award shortlist show is now a biennial affair

Short back and sides

Untitled (Plate, Grapes, Pear & Jug), William Scott, 1975, charcoal on paper, 50 x 65cm

The elegant simplicity of Scott’s celebrated work emerged from a long apprenticeship

Marie Wood, Nephin Beg Sundown, mixed media collage/painting, Custom House

Aidan Dunne: Work by Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch, Michael Flaherty, Anita Groener

Mandy O’Neill, Diane, 2018, Gallery of Photography

Aidan Dunne: Compact survey exhibition of work by the Zurich Portrait Prize winner

Marja van Kampen, The Colours of Wonder and Innocence, Signal Arts Centre

From Raphael Hynes still lifes to Marja Van Kampen’s colourful paintings on childhood

Sybil le Brocquy (1973) by Melanie le Brocquy (1919-2018)

Melanie le Brocquy’s sculptures are small in scale but quietly compelling

Nathaniel Hone the Younger, A View of Cliffs, Etretat, Oil on canvasPhotograph: National Gallery of Ireland

The exhibition Travels of a Landscape Artist has a nagging sense of what might have been

Screenprint by Frea Buckler from the Graphic Studio Gallery Summer Show Robert Ryan, Guardian, 2019. Limerick City Gallery of Art

Scottish colourists, crises of our times and allegorical landscape paintings

Michael Cullen’s Studio Scene with Still Life and Irises, an oil on linen, 45cm x 50cm painting at Taylor Galleries

Wicklow artist’s vibrant still life displays a keen appreciation of the daily studio routine – and much else

Fisherman of Valencia (Pescador de Valencia), 1904. Oil on canvas, Private Collection. Photograph: Laura Cohen.National Gallery of Ireland

An exhibition at the National Gallery aims to revive the Spanish painter’s reputation

Nestor juxtaposes imagery from Monte Cassino in the 1940s with photographs from today

Aidan Dunne: Steven Nestor’s photo book on the Italian battle site, then and now

The Ó Raghallaigh family. From Kate Nolan’s portraits of musicians taking part in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. At Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth

A range of works to explore in Louth, Roscommon, Cork, Dublin and Belfast

Untitled (barrier), mixed media, and Shelf, mixed media, both 2019, installation view of Niamh O’Malley’s exhibition at St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Mayo artist’s work prompts us to consider the nuts and bolts – and limits – of perception

Pilvi Takala The Stroker (still), 2018, 14:26 minutes, two-channel video installation. Courtesy Helsinki Contemporary, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.

This Finnish artist’s performance films interrogate codes and rules of social interactions

Detail of Sean Scully, Inisheer, 1996, oil on linen, 91.5 x 91.5cm, 36 x 36 ins (courtesy Kerlin Gallery)

Best known as a painter of stripes Scully’s stark painting vividly evokes a rugged island

Cork Printmakers Popup, The Project Twins, Risograph Print 1, Triskel

Including Eilish McCann in Cavan, Cork Printmakers Pop-up and Fenderesky show

Amy Cutler: Above the Fjord (2010), at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny

The American’s art, on show in Kilkenny, evokes the rules that confine women’s lives

nagOffsite Rathfarnham Castle, installation view, work by Roseanna Lynch and items from John Hutchinson’s collection. Photograph: Mark St John Ellis

Over three exhibitions, nag’s Mark St John Ellis weaves together East and West, painting and ceramics. The results are nothing les(...)

Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, Still life, New York c1915-1921

After nearly a century of neglect, her work is on show in a new exhibition in Dublin

Eva Rothschild with her sculpture Amphi (resin, fibreglass, wood, spray paint, dimensions variable), 2019 Photograph: Robert Glowacki

Ireland’s show at the Venice Biennale reflects an uneasy world

‘View of the Sea’, oil on board, 24.5 x 41 cm, 2018, Ann Quinn, Custom House Gallery, Westport

Ann Quinn paintings, The Stroker, Flux in Flow

‘Between water and clouds’, woodcut by Jelena Sredanovic

Galway International Arts Festival 2019 largely overcomes issues with venues

Bauhaus beauty: Natalia Goncharova’s Female Half Figure, Paul Klee’s The Saint of Inner Light and Oskar Schlemmer’s Concentric Group. Photographs: courtesy of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

National Gallery show features prints from the 20th century’s most innovative art school

Detail from Man is in love and loves what vanishes, by Veronica Bolay

Painter considers WB Yeats’s dim view of the state of the world 100 years on

Mary Conroy, Metatron’s Cube, Signal Arts Centre

Kaye Maahs, the Biophilia hypothesis and sculpture as a response to Brexit

Nadim Asfar, Leporello. PhotoIreland 2019

Visual art reviews: Transcendence in Mayo from David Quinn and pop-up museum of photography

An image from ‘Labourers’ Cottages of County Wexford’, at the Irish Architectural Archive

A collection of labourers’ cottages in Co Wexford is among the other highlights

A Mummer’s Banquet (detail), painted aluminium panel, by John Kindness

Kindness excavates the history of hospitality at Hillsborough Castle

Valérie Blass, The Mime, the Model and the Dupe,  Installation view. Photograph:  Louis Haugh

Brian Bourke on repeat and an expressly theatrical Jay Murphy

Joseph Patrick Haverty’s The Blind Piper:  Reproduced as a print as The Limerick Piper, it sold widely and became well-known.

A painting of Clare piper Pádraig Ó Briain was hugely popular in 19th-century Ireland

nagOffsite at Rathfarnham Castle. Photograph:  Kristina Huxley

Explore Irish diaspora connections in the Caribbean and nag’s latest work in Dublin

Girl with Roses by Lucian Freud  and Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman by Jack B Yeats. Photographs: British Council, London, UK / © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images; © Estate of Jack B. Yeats, DACS London / IVARO Dublin, 2019

An exhibition pairing work by Lucian Freud and Jack B Yeats is a triumph

Farmers saving the hay, near Burrishoole, Co Mayo, 1943. Photograph by Helen Hooker O’Malley (1905-1993)

Helen Hooker O’Malley photographed medieval and ancient sites and structures

Detail from Siobhán Hapaska’s Snake and Apple (2018) (aluminium, artificial snakeskin, fibreglass, stainless steel, two-pack acrylic paint, lacquer). Photograph: Courtesy Kerlin Gallery

Sculpture reflects a world of discord and uncertainty

Anita Groener, The Past is a Foreign Country, installation view, The Lab. Photograph: Louis Haugh

An austere, biting and effective response to the experience of war, forced migration, refugee camps caused by the war in Syria

George Voronov, And Also with You

Marking its 10th anniversary PhotoIreland Festival opens a pop-up museum in Dublin

People and a Frank Stella (detail), 18-panel mural by Robert Ballagh, early 1970s

An epic early commission by Robert Ballagh is given a new lease of life in Clonmel

Thai Buddhist Tales: part of manuscript 1318, Chester Beatty Collection

The Chester Beatty Library gives a glimpse into a world surprisingly close to our own

Elizabeth Magill, Sinead O, 2011. Mixed media on paper. Photograph: Courtesy of the  Kerlin gallery

Aidan Dunne: New exhibition raises question – can drawing survive in a digital age?

Carbon Sync), 200 X 170 X 50cms, Graphite over elm by  Michael Quane.

The swimmer is kept afloat by the environment humanity is in the process of destroying

Put Yourself in the Picture, The Ark portrait project in Dublin Castle

Art inspired by Ulysses, the Burren annual and the search for perfection

Laura Holmes’ Uprooted

This year’s graduates are in the thick of it, and wouldn’t have it any other way

Y6.19 (2019) by Charles Tyrrell

Tyrrell’s body of work is in a sense an autobiography, a record of day-by-day activity

The group exhibition brings together four individual artistic practices that engage with space, interiors and sites using distinct voices and methodologies. Photograph: Kasia Kaminska

TS Eliot’s Waste Land manuscript becomes a starting point for Miranda Blennerhassett, Aleana Egan, Andreas Kindler von Knoblock an(...)

Natalia Black, Northern Lights (2019), Acrylic on Board (detail), from Musica Universales at Green on Red Gallery

Oikeiôsis means ‘coming into one’s own’, and these artists have certainly come into their own

Portrait of Violet Stockley with Rabbit (oil on canvas, c1900) by Walter Frederick Osborne. Private collection, courtesy of the Gorry Gallery

Osborne’s painting of his niece demonstrates his understated though impressive skills

Jeanette Lowe’s Skip Sculpture: on display at Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, until August 10th.

Academy’s 189th outing displays implicit awareness of issues such as housing

Land Sequence Burren, Anne Madden, 1964. Collective View, Boyle.

Aidan Dunne: Arts Council and Civic Art Collection join forces for an exhibition in Boyle

The Past is a Foreign Country (2018) by Anita Groener, installed in The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon

Groener focuses on the trauma inflicted by strife and migration in the recent past

A Huawei store in Shenzhen, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Move is first major funding test since US curbs on suppliers

Detail from Lamont Cranston (2018) by Larry Poons

The master of American modern painting and sculptor have little in common, except spirit

Treecurtin by David Crone. Courtesy of the artist

From Troubles Belfast to his back garden, David Crone finds riches in his environment

Alan Butler, Death Valley (2018), Lightfast pigment ink on 100% archival cotton-rag paper cold-mounted onto di-bond. 230 x 125cms (detail)

Two shows look at how touchscreens and data overload are rebooting our minds

Margaret Corcoran revisits the National Gallery of Ireland nearly 20 years on from her ground-breaking exhibition An Enquiry

Anne Korff, In Memory of the Last Gardener in Aleppo. Burren College of Art

Anne Korff’s paintings vividly reflect her experience of the refugee crisis

Class Picture VII, oil pastel (2018), Mercedes Helnwein. Photograph: Molesworth Gallery Dublin

Artist’s unsettling work delves into iconography of American childhood and adolescence

Eva Rothschild with Amphi, 2019, resin, fibreglass, wood, spray paint. Dimensions variable. Photograph: Robert Glowacki

Dubliner Eva Rothschild, Ireland’s representative at the Venice Biennale, uses industrial materials to create a compelling sculptu(...)

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008–2010, Wood, mineral compound, cement and grass (28 units), Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and White Cube Gallery, London. Installation view Doris Salcedo, Acts of Mourning, IMMA, Dublin, 2019. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Her home country’s politics underpin the Colombian artist’s art of absence

Tree, by Joe Hanly, during the process of installation in the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

Hanly evokes a hyper-connected, troubled world through the symbol of an eternal tree

Mark Dion, Sea Life, 2011. Wooden furniture, plastic objects and jars. Courtesy of the artist and In Situ, Fabienne Leclerc, Paris. Photograph: Rory Conaty

Aidan Dunne: Mark Dion’s cabinets of curiosities hark back to an era of collecting

A new show at the National Gallery of Ireland explores our relationship with the land

Doris Salcedo, Tabula Rasa IV, 2018

In Acts of Mourning, Doris Salcedo looks at violence through everyday domestic objects

Jobst Graeve by Michael O’Dea

A meeting between a painter and an art collector produced an unusual portrait

Sonia Shiel, Never Quieter. Photograph: Gillian Buckely

Works showcase Shiel’s easy facility, while Mooney embraces the challenge of plein air

Artist’s unsettling installations underline the implicit strangeness of everyday encounters with objects, places and materials

David Fox, The container, oil on canvas, Olivier Cornet Gallery

OK: Hannah Fitz creates a sculptural landscape inhabited by footballers

A Bird Never Flew on One Wing by Harry Kernoff

New exhibition features rarely seen works by Ireland’s pioneering modernists

Dave West’s Post Office is part of the Diamonds and Rust exhibition at The Doorway Gallery in Dublin.

Derry gets a visit from the works of Dave West and Dublin sees Gabhann Dunne’s

Composition (circa 1922) by Mainie Jellett

A superb early cubist work by a pioneer of modernism in Ireland

Stephen Lawlor, Red Dragon, SO Fine Art Editions.

Jonathan Hunter and Stephen Lawlor’s exhibitions play with our sense of time

Drawing from Poulaphouca No 3 by Sam Reveles

The Texan has likened his accretive process to the growth of lichen or fungus

Close Encounters in Venice

Plus: Venice Biennale works on iconic 20th-century buildings, and Ben Reilly

Marcel Vidal, White Noise, 2018, RHA Futures

Two ceramicists and two visual artists announced as winners of annual prize

Night Crossing (oil on canvas) by Ian Wieczorek. Image courtesy of the artist

Ian Wieczorek’s paintings address a world of mass surveillance and forced migration

‘In the guesthouse of my mind’ by Bernadette Kiely

Dreamy landscapes and reimaginings of historical pieces are among the highlights

Anthony Haughey, Ihuaku at Taylor’s Folly on the Louth-Armagh border © Anthony Haughey

Field Notes from the Border #1 sees three photographic artists share perspectives

Mary Swanzy, ‘Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll’, private collection

See meditations on environmental catastrophe or relics from raving in Dublin

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