Aideen Barry

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‘Between water and clouds’, woodcut by Jelena Sredanovic

Galway International Arts Festival Festival Gallery, William St, and other venues, Galway Until July 28th giaf.ie **** It’s become the norm at the(...)

Woman and Child by Sam Jinks, in  a temporary gallery space on the site of the GPO in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Galway International Arts Festival artistic director Paul Fahy used the opening of its new pop-up gallery, in a “secret” space in the city centre, to (...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

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

Sovereign Realms Margo Banks. Solomon Fine Art, Balfe St, Dublin Until August 3rd Margo Banks’s precisely observed, dynamic, mixed media depictions(...)

Artist Sam Jinks makes incredibly lifelike sculptures, tufted with real hair, pigmented in human-like skin tones and often dres(...)

“Work in the Visual Arts is so badly paid in Ireland – the average annual income is between €10,000 and €15,000 a year – that it is especially tricky to sustain a career, because you can’t afford childcare.”

When Amanda Coogan was beginning to think about becoming a parent, the voice of her mentor, Marina Abramovic, kept coming to mind. “If you want to be (...)

Writer Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018  for her book, Milkman, at the Guildhall on October 16th, 2018 in London. Photograph: Frank Augstein/ WPA Pool/Getty

Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns is one of six new members elected to Aosdána. Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, elected its(...)

“Tale of the Tongs”, from Spirit of Place, in Inisturk.   Photograph: spiritofplace-design.com

I’m out on the headland at Kilcummin, in north Co Mayo, looking for art. It’s a bright, cold winter’s day, and signage has guided me through the tiny (...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

Aideen Barry’s ‘Press Image’

SUNDAY ART Water Colour Society of Ireland watercoloursocietyofireland.com. The Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Until October (...)

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