David Shrigley

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Nicola Coughlan: ‘I thought I was free-spirited in San Francisco with flowers in my hair and no shoes on, but my boss told me to cop on because there were syringes on the ground’

Current favourite book I enjoy biographies. I’ve read Judi Dench’s and Helen Mirren’s, and most recently I read Abbi Jacobson’s book, I Might Regret (...)

Postcards from the edge: Taken from The world exists to be put on a postcard, by Jeremy Cooper

The advent of different technologies dates us. Those born before calculators can usually manage mental arithmetic. Those who don’t remember calculator(...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

Dawson Street in Dublin: name-signage for our stations, whether they are for trains, Dart or Luas, does not have to be so utilitarian. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Who doesn’t love the Luas? Smooth, clean and efficient, it gets you from A to B. And when the link-up is completed, it will also connect you to C, D, (...)

The pieces in the exhibition were selected from the British Council collection by fifth-year art students from St Oliver’s Community College and Our Lady’s College-Greenhills in Drogheda, Co Louth

In Drogheda, there was a march with placards and black balloons; in Clondalkin, Arts Minister Heather Humphreys sat for a portrait; in Thurles, they m(...)

The late British art critic and prize-winning author John Berger, who died aged 90,  on January 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Jacob Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “the best ever writer on art”. It was not the first o(...)

Some hate mail from Mr Bingo

One night, illustrator Mr Bingo was in his studio having a few drinks and looking at his extensive collection of vintage postcards. “It’s a shame I’v(...)

Turner contender: a visitor looks at a painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

It might be the UK City of Culture, but Derry is a bold choice for this year’s Turner Prize exhibition, the award’s first venture outside England. As (...)

 A poster hangs on a wall in Ebrington Square, Derry, the venue of the 2013 Turner Prize. Photograph: Getty Images

Everybody I know with a reputation for knowing anything about art appears to believe that Tino Sehgal is a shoo-in for this year’s Turner Prize. The f(...)

Turner Prize nominees Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The most surprising thing about this year’s Turner Prize exhibition, which opened last night, is that it’s taking place in Derry. It’s a far-flung ven(...)

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