John Gerrard

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Children’s Books Ireland chief executive Elaina Ryan with her children Fiadh (5) and Sadhbh (3). The organisation won this year’s Business to Arts Awards Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The An Post Irish Book Awards, Children’s Books Ireland and the Galway International Arts Festival were among the winners at this year’s Business to A(...)

John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion

“It’s a good day on the wall,” says John Gerrard. He’s referring to the huge LED screen across from the stage where we’re sitting. We are in Studio@5,(...)

There was no Galway International Arts Festival this summer, but there will be an autumn version for arts enthusiasts. The festival opens on September 3rd with John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, above. See giaf.ie for details

“It felt like we were in the wrong town,” says John Crumlish, managing director of Galway International Arts Festival, recalling what it was like to w(...)

Gabriel Kuri, spending static to save gas, 2020, installation view. Featuring detail of chart, 2020, smoke drawing on wall. Courtesy of the artist and the Douglas Hyde Gallery. Photograph: Louis Haugh

  In the fight to save the environment, the arts must surely be on the side of the angels. Take visual art: in the average artist’s statement, t(...)

Philip King: ‘We’ve arrived at a place where Irish music is being accepted’
Philip King: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book One is a music book: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track by Ian Penman, one of the first music writers. The title itself is all(...)

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

A matter of taste: prawn-head smoothies in a Domestic Godless installation

Ten years ago, when Radisson launched a new hotel on Golden Lane in Dublin, the centrepiece of the opening was the opportunity to go “sky dining”. Str(...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

July 2016: then minister  for arts Heather Humphreys  with members of the Galway team who won the European Capital of Culture for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mirrored pavilions designed by artist John Gerrard that merge the land, sky and riverscapes of Connemara, Galway’s Corrib and Spain’s Santander ... A (...)

Ernesto Caivano - Nocturne 27 (Cataract Nebula), 2016, at Ellis King

Hannah Fitz, Áine McBride, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Marcel Vidal Kerlin Gallery, Dublin A friend once proposed a game, or perhaps an app, called “Ar(...)

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