Sara Flynn

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Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Tara Flynn: “I’ve admired Maria Bamford for a long time. She had a nervous breakdown about 10 years ago and had to move back with her parents, and she deals with it so beautifully”

Book I just finished Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a compact book but deals with big thoughts. She expl(...)

Ann Mulrooney in the kitchen of her home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Director of the Visual Arts Centre in Carlow, Ann Mulrooney graduated from Cork’s Crawford Art College and then London’s Royal College of Art. She exh(...)

Home comforts: ‘We feel as though we’re actually sitting in the garden,’ says  Oliver Sears, in  the extension to his home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oliver Sears set up the Oliver Sears Gallery on Dublin’s Molesworth Street in 2010. The gallery represents some of Ireland’s leading artists and make(...)

A vessel on base by Liam Flynn

As contemporary art has embraced conceptualism and various kinds of socially engaged practices, the traditional notion of the artist as someone who wo(...)