Susan Buttner, Architecture: Spaces of Interaction and Everyday Power, 2018.

Disjuncture or rupture, in terms of time, space and more is the overarching theme of the work on show

Kilkenny by Olwen Fouéré (2016) by Mick O’Dea

O’Dea’s portrait of Fouéré is fast, sketchy and spontaneous, a record of the moment

Windfall by Paul Ringrose

Paul Ringrose’s new paintings address show a shattered place where trees have been snapped like matchsticks

 Cattle in Winter, Phoenix Park, Oil on board, John Skelton. Jorgensen Fine Art

Check out the Christmas exhibitions, and pick up some artworks for under €500

Art highlights from 2018 include the Roderic O’Conor show at the National Gallery (centre)

Year in Culture Review: Commercial galleries are under pressure despite rising economy but art still thrives

For GRS by Colin Davidson

A painter best known for his realist portraits turns to floral still life

Richard Mosse, Heliniko Olympic Arena, 2016

Irish artist’s work contrasts with that of others in the Gallery of Photography

Canaletto and Venice: An extraordinary painter of an extraordinary city. Images courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Royal Collection Trust

Dazzling paintings, drawings and prints by the greatest painter of the Italian city

Vox Hybrida 1 by Alice Maher

Inspired by a medieval carving of a mermaid, Tipperary artist’s woodblock prints and bronzes aim to redefine representations of wo(...)

Laura Fitzgerald, Brian Rock, 2018, video research still from video ‘Portrait of a Stone’. Image courtesy of the artist.

The RHA’s annual Futures show finds emerging artists facing uncertain times

Barbara Knezevic, Tools for wellbeing, ‘Scapes: Rose Quartz’, 2018. Installation detail

This week’s visual art highlights

Liam Gillick, “Liability Channelled”, (detail), powder-coated aluminium, 32 x 90 x 8cm. Image courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery

In his multifarious work the artist considers his own role in modes of production: industrial, artistic, intellectual

Pour Hosseini’s protagonist, a wary, restless hybrid creature wearing a bird of prey face mask and the tattered remnants of a gown

Iranian artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini reimagines the Co Kerry islands in the lyrical ‘Kinetics in Blue’

On of the phpotographs that for part of My Magnetic North, by Gary Coyle

The latest instalment in his reflections on identity, place, death, memory – and demons within and without

Maeve McCarthy, In the garden, oil on linen, Molesworth Gallery

Maeve McCarthy’s new paintings are quiet and still, but also evoke restlessness

The Augurs I, II and III, by Martin Healy. Image courtesy Butler Gallery, installation photography by Roland Paschhoff

Healy uses birds of prey as a metaphor for a fundamentally flawed view of nature

Blaise Smith: My Parents. Allen and Elizabeth Smith, 2018, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, © Blaise Smith, Photograph © National Gallery of Ireland

After a 25-year gap, the artist is exhibiting – and seeking enlightenment – again

Besides building up the stained-glass business, Clarke looked for work as an illustrator and won several commissions from Harrap

A collection of essays enriches our view of the great Irish stained-glass artist and illustrator

Detail from ‘Lost Highway Guy’ (2018) by  Mark Francis Photograph: Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Mark Swords’ paintings explore the multifaceted nature of everyday experiences

Thomas McCarthy in a video still from ‘My Comfort and My Joy’ at Douglas Hyde Gallery

Seamus Harahan captures ‘extremely held otherness’ in filming sean-nós singer Thomas McCarthy

A section of ‘Song of Lasting Sorrow’, two 10m painted handscrolls by the Japanese painter Kano Sansetsu

A masterpiece of Japanese scroll painting shines through the centuries

‘Edward Carson’ in Furtive Tears, Niamh McCann, The Hugh Lane Gallery. Photograph:  Lee Welch

Visual art: Niamh McCann’s new video work plays with layers of cultural signifiers

The Village Funeral: An Irish Family by a Graveside during the Great Famine by Daniel MacDonald

A short-lived 19th-century Cork artist shines a light on the reality of the Famine

Jacqueline Stanley’s “Boland’s Mill, Dublin”  (2000s)

Aidan Dunne: RHA show a fitting tribute to outstanding artist inspired by Irish landscape

Detail from Whitethorn Turning by Nick Miller for the series Rootless, at the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin

Whether it’s a cluster of blossoms, a person or a landscape, Miller’s intense approach remains consistent

Véridis Quo (still) 2016 by Lola Gonzàlez. Courtesy the artist and Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris

Visual art: Six short films by Lola Gonzàlez; plus Nataly Maiar, Janet Mullarney and Helen O’Leary

People’s Democracy March, Belfast 1968 © courtesy trustees of the estate of Buzz Logan/Linen Hall Library, Gallery of Photography

McGibbon O’Lynn, Niamh McCann, Francis Matthews and Helen Cammock on show

Me in the Mirror, (2018) Oil on linen, by  Miseon Lee. Photograph:  courtesy  National Gallery of Ireland

After a 15-year hiatus, a Korean artist found her voice in Limerick

Nicholas Moss: Rite of Passage, 2018

Four members of one multitalented family unite in one exhibition

Blaise Smith, My Parents, Allen and Elizabeth Smith, 2018

Photography features strongly, with Kim Haughton’s study of the late JP Donleavy, Fionn McCann’s Cezanne’s Apple and Mandy O’Neill(...)

Boxes Full of Air, 2015, made with corten steel, by Sean Scully. Photograph: Courtesy Sean Scully

Known for his iconic Wall of Light paintings, the artist has made recent forays into sculpture and figuration, and he is giving tw(...)

Untitled by Helen O’Leary

An art form that seems to magically pull itself up by its own bootstraps

Toy Car (Mercedes 350 SL CKO), Comhghall Casey, Solomon Fine Art

Anita Groener, Benita Stoney, Clea van der Grijn, Glenn Fitzgerald and Comhghall Casey

Bog & Mountains, Jim Savage

Aidan Dunne: A publishing project has brought artists and poets to Connemara for over a decade

Dark Forest Head (2013) by Emily Young

Young’s carved stone sculptures are meditations on time, nature and humanity

Ursula Burke, Nigeria (detail from Embroidery Frieze – The Politicians) at the  RHA

Aidan Dunne: Ursula Bourke and NagOffsite offer perspectives on how the past inhabits the present

Still from My Comfort and Joy, Seamus Harahan and Thomas McCarthy

Harahan’s video piece aims to convey McCarthy’s musical and cultural heritage

Overcast IX, by Carol Hodder, at Solomon Fine Art in Dublin

Visual Art: Daniel Rios Rodriguez responds to heat of San Antonio; Carol Hodder’s heavy weather

The Precariat, (detail), Ursula Burke, RHA Gallery

Plus: Brian Ballard and Lisa Ballard, and Marshall McLuhan’s message is the medium

A photograph from “Announcing notte sopra, vipere sotto”, an exhibition of Irene Bindi’s work at the  Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast.

Work of post-conceptual artist who uses collage and noise in reconsidering cinema is featured in Belfast exhibition


The photographer merges memory, myth and social critique – with a distinct veneer of Vermeer

A Brand New Darkness: Installations views of work by Ian Cumberland,Zoe Murdoch, David Haughey

Abridged’s new exhibition reflects the current sense of progress being undone

Frans Post: View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662. Courtesy Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

A cache of lost drawings document the Dutch artist’s South American encounters

Siobhan O’Connor’s works on view at the RDS in 2016

Siobhan O’Connor’s robust structural works; Carol Hodder’s light-infused landscapes

Don’t Be Afraid, oil on canvas, 2018,  by Ann Quinn. Taylor Galleries.

Quinn’s luminous paintings reveal the extraordinary in the everyday

Visitations, Barry Hughes

Irish artists and photographers will be showcased at events in Amsterdam and Zagreb

Your Cyclical Nature (detail), 2009, by Michael Canning

Canning’s intense, hypnotic studies of wildflowers will stop you in your tracks

Detail from ‘Hare’ by Heidi Wickham. Photograph: Russell Gallery

The hot climate, hares and an eavesdropping camera are among the highlights

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

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

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

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

Exposure: Maureen O’Neill, Custom House Studios Gallery

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

‘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

'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

From: At Mirrored River, Enda Bowe

Lives and dreams in a midlands town captured in beautiful photographs

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

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

More articles