Vera Klute

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President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, having unveiled the Luke Kelly statue in Dublin 1, on January 30th, 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We all have our heroes, some of us may even do heroic things, but it is not given to everyone to have a statue erected in their memory, never mind two(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring and artist Vera Klute, at the Guild Street site, in the docklands. Mr Higgins unveiled two sculptures of   Luke Kelly  on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Luke Kelly’s version of A Town I Loved So Well is regarded as the definitive one though it was written about Derry and not his native Dublin. The la(...)

The Luke Kelly statue by Dublin artist Vera Klute is lowered into place on Sherrif Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Kelly

You wait years for a Luke Kelly statue, and then two of them come along at once. Tomorrow, the city unveils two separate sculptures, on either side of(...)

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(...)

Stephanie Deady, Concealed Pink I (2018, Oil on board, 22.5 x 17cm). Image courtesy of the artist

188th RHA Annual Exhibition ★★★★ Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2 If art exhibitions can seem formal affairs – where works hang prim(...)

Jack Hickey with  his painting My Time, which has won the 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize

The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey for his painting My Time. Its subject is a woman lying, apparently on a bed, her eyes(...)

Bassam al Sabah, TP Tendril, at Eight Gallery

Plunge – Vera Klute Standing, Still Standing – Janet Mullarney RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 Until October 22nd and December 20th rhagallery.ie I(...)

Dr Phyllis Clinch (1901-1984) developed virus-free potatoes and was  the first woman to receive the Boyle Medal in 1961

Ever felt tired of putting up with something that just feels plain wrong? Noticing that the august halls of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) were hung (...)

 Gerry Davis (left), the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize winner,  with sitter Sean Guinan. Photo: Anthony Woods

Gerry Davis, a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, has won this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize which is worth €15,000 and comes with a (...)

From left, Apartments Aleppo (2016); and Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up (2016), both by Brian Maguire; and The Aquarius Monument by Alex de Roeck from Small . . . Far Away. Maguire images courtesy the artist and Kerlin Gallery

Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up – Brian Maguire Kerlin Gallery, Dublin ★★★★ With a practice rooted in expressionist painting, Brian Magui(...)

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