Category Archives: Art

Vividity (yes, that is a word) 

  In 1919 a town in Northern France donated a statue of the Sacred Heart to the Catholic Parish of Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) in memory of the Irishmen who fought and died in Flanders during World War 1.  Because … Continue reading

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Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain

Last year we were lucky enough to visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives. It was a foggy day – I remember because this worked to our advantage. The fog dissipated soon after we arrived in … Continue reading

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Melancholia (The Conference)

This weekend saw an extraordinary gathering at Collins Barracks: psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, academics and artists came together to watch and discuss three striking performances/screenings in the context of psychoanalytic theories of Melancholia.     We watched Lars Von Trier’s full length … Continue reading

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How to be a Child? – a Carmel Benson Exhibition @ The Mermaid (Bray)

  “How to be a Child?” is the title of Carmel Benson’s latest exhibition. Themes familiar from the artist’s earlier work recur but in newly explicit forms: here, the solitary, watching figure is that of a young girl who faces … Continue reading

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DWF Venue #6: The LAB, Foley Street (Sheena Barrett)

(Interview with Sheena Barrett, arts officer and curator @ The LAB) What and where is the LAB? The LAB is Dublin City Council’s Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery, rehearsal and incubation space for a range … Continue reading

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Patrick Scott (and Michael D) at IMMA

Is there anything nicer to do on a sunny Dublin Sunday than go to IMMA? Why a gallery, in such rare sunshine?  Good question. The long avenue stretching away to the Richmond Tower is one reason. The formal gardens, another.  A balmy walk … Continue reading

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