Giverny, France - June 8th, 2017: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, in the background the house of Monet can be seen. Photograph: Getty Images

Heading off abroad on holidays this summer and hoping to include a visit to one of Europe’s great gardens? I asked some of the country’s most seasoned(...)

Rashid Johnson, Steel Plant Sculpture at Lismore Castle Arts
The skin we’re in

Rashid Johnson Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford. Until October 14th lismorecastlearts.ie ★★★ When Facts Don’t Matter: Alan Butler, Constant Dullaart(...)

Eilís O’Connell’s, ‘Capsule for Destinies Unknown’, 2017. Photograph: Steve Russell Studios, courtesy Gallery Pangolin

A 14-metre long, tapered tube of galvanised steel lies outside Chester Cathedral. There’s a doorway, and a ramp to encourage you inside. Is it a torpe(...)

Artist Miranda Blennerhassett receives the RCSI silver medal from Prof John Hyland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Miranda Blennerhassett is the winner of this year’s Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Art Award. Blennerhassett won for her installation RHA, which is(...)

Two months on the coast oil on canvas, by Una Sealy

RHA 187th Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin Until August 12th. rhagallery.ie Submitting work for the RHA’s Annual Exhibit(...)

Kate Mc Bride, Kildare with Michelle Considine from Malahide, looking at Eilis O'Connell's bronze sculpture entitled Angular Momentum, which was shortlistlisted for the RCSI Art Award, Varnishing Day, at the RHA.Photo Kenneth O Halloran

The five shortlisted artists for this year’s RCSI Art Award have been announced at a ceremony at the RHA in Dublin. The nominated works are: RHA Site(...)

The late architect Michael Scott, pictured aged 82 in 1987, founded the ROSC art exhibitions. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

The recent publication of The Poetry of Vision: The ROSC Art Exhibitions 1967-1988, written by Peter Shortt and published by Irish Academic Press, rec(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

The Great Wall of Kinsale by Eilis O’Connell was controversial in Ireland but won her credit in the UK and led to many commissions for large-scale work there

When, in an interview in 1999, Eilís O’Connell said that “the whole field of public art” was more developed in England, and much more progressive the(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

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