Eileen Gray

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 The Invisible Past.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Five artists have been shortlisted for the 2019 Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Art Award. The artworks were selected from more than 500 work(...)

Lot 54 – Art deco style French dining table 1970, €600–€1000

The 400 or so lots in De Vere’s Design Auction on May 19th are spread across three categories: furniture, art and, unusually, wine. Included in the s(...)

When we meet in London, Sheila O’Donnell has just won Woman Architect of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards. Earlier th(...)

Labour TD Joan Burton criticised the National Museum for being “hopeless on the subject of women”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A permanent exhibition to mark women’s place in Irish history could be installed in the National Museum of Ireland, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

St Brendan’s Community School: from an era when Modernist structures popped up unexpectedly

We need more homes. We need more schools. Listening to Government apologists, it’s tempting to see these as intractable problems, or issues for that o(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Villa E1027 by Eileen Gray

Summer 1926. The Irish designer Eileen Gray, age 48, begins work on a holiday dream home for her lover, the Romanian art critic and architect Jean Bad(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: 'I’ve always been so seduced by beautiful dialogue.' Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting on a geometric hotel sofa, among the marble and leather indicators of contemporary minimalism, the writer and performer Sonya Kelly offers som(...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

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