Elizabeth Magill with her work. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Can you ever have such a thing as too much beauty? Elizabeth Magill thinks you can. “Yeah, absolutely,” the artist laughs, describing how she treats a(...)

Study of Red Pope 1962. 2nd version 1971. Christie’s said the painting would go under the hammer in London on  October 6th with an estimate of £60m-£80m

Take a close look at this little-known painting by Francis Bacon (pictured above). It hasn’t been seen in public for 45 years, but by this time next w(...)

Jean Moran spins yarn from raw fleece, watched by Hans Constable Herriott,  in Smithfield in Dublin as Culture Night gets under way. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On a corner in Dublin’s Temple Bar, pedestrians stop at a shop window to watch an artist working on a painting of man standing beside a shopping troll(...)

 Neville Knott in the drawing room at Carlisle Terrace, Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Neville Knott is an interior designer, broadcaster and lecturer in interior and furniture design at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he has ta(...)

William Crozier’s work from ‘The Edge of the Landscape

William Crozier: The Edge of the Landscape Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibereen, Co Cork *** When Tony O’Malley painted landscapes he made cle(...)

An aerial view of Straffan Lodge

When Marcus and Edel Beresford took up residence at Straffan Lodge in 1989, the primary appeal was its location. Dublin based for the preceding decade(...)

Impressively desperate: Garance Marillier in Raw

It’s been a while since we’ve had a horror film that caused audiences to be hospitalised with acute disgust. Just such a headline-grabbing event occur(...)

Shaun Davin with his Spin painted skull and in the background  Dave White’s Stag, silk screened with diamond dust; Joram Roukes piece called Action on Spring and Charming Baker’s lost. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shaun Davin is a Dublin house painter, and has been collecting art since 2006. He recently co-curated Collector at the SO Fine Art Gallery on South An(...)

With its turrets and arched windows, Luggala is a Gothic Revival fantasy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fate of Luggala, the famed Guinness estate hidden away in the Wicklow mountains and for sale on the open market for €28 million, hangs in the bala(...)

Pupils from Taunagh National School, Riverstown, Co Sligo with The Assumption by Mainie Jellet, one of 11  artists featured in the Punc 1x1 project. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Nick Miller never knew whether John McGahern liked the portrait he painted of him, in 1998. Miller himself was unhappy with the first attempt but the (...)