Art

Getting to the art of the matter

Getting to the art of the matter

The relic of a human heart is to be part of a floating art installation honouring migrant peoples in Cork.

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When art and nature connect: UCC's latest exhibition

When art and nature connect: UCC's latest exhibition

Outside the Glucksman, in the grounds of UCC, a curious clock is on display.

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Art of the matter: Don Conroy on why he worries for Greta Thunberg

Art of the matter: Don Conroy on why he worries for Greta Thunberg

A beloved part of many an Irish childhood, the artist, author, and environmentalist Don Conroy tells Donal O’Keeffe why he loves his ‘abusive’ friend Dustin the Turkey, why big men hug him at festivals, and why he worries for Greta Thunberg.

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Ready and gable: Waterford Wall artists on their plans for allotted sites in the city

Ready and gable: Waterford Wall artists on their plans for allotted sites in the city

As the annual Waterford Walls festival gets under way today, Richard Fitzpatrick chats to some of the artists involved about their previous work and plans for their allotted sites in the city

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Spoiler alert: Painting thought to be lost treasure revealed as worthless on TV

Spoiler alert: Painting thought to be lost treasure revealed as worthless on TV

A still life painting thought to be an unearthed treasure turns out to be worthless on BBC show Fake Or Fortune?

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With love, from Kiev to Kilkenny as politically-charged stage-show comes to Ireland

With love, from Kiev to Kilkenny as politically-charged stage-show comes to Ireland

They met at turbulent street protests in their homeland, and now this married couple bring their politically-charged stage-show to Ireland, writes Cathy Desmond

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Turning domestic banality into art in West Cork

Turning domestic banality into art in West Cork

Mary Sullivan’s art has been heavily influenced by her life in West Cork, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Sean Scully comes back to Ireland to be honoured in his birthplace

Sean Scully comes back to Ireland to be honoured in his birthplace

Sean Scully started his life in poverty in Inchicore, but as he turns 75, he returns to the Dublin suburb as one of the world's most acclaimed living artists, writes Richard Purden.

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The Actionist: Going behind the self-mutilation and vandalism art of Pytor Pavelnsky

The Actionist: Going behind the self-mutilation and vandalism art of Pytor Pavelnsky

His acts of self-mutilation and vandalism have landed him in jail in Russia and France. Fernanda Eberstadt on the dangerous art of Pyotr Pavlensky

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Inside knowledge influences outlook

Inside knowledge influences outlook

Fair City actor Tommy O’Neill drew on his own time in prison for a video installation currently on display on Spike Island, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Auction will celebrate Steely Dan’s co-founder

Auction will celebrate Steely Dan’s co-founder

JULIEN’S AUCTIONS in Beverly Hills is to present a two-day celebration of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, live and online, on October 18 and 19.

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Long-lost portrait sells for nearly €3m

Long-lost portrait sells for nearly €3m

THIS newly-discovered portrait of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj by DiegoVelázquez sold for £2.49 million (€2,792,559) at Sotheby’s in London this month.

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Pressing the flesh: Sculptor Sam Jinks a major draw for Galway International Arts Festival

Pressing the flesh: Sculptor Sam Jinks a major draw for Galway International Arts Festival

The life-like pieces of Australian sculptor Sam Jinks provide one of the major exhibitions at Galway International Arts festival, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Phoenix rises: Peadar Lamb on shifting focus after studio fire claimed his life's work

Phoenix rises: Peadar Lamb on shifting focus after studio fire claimed his life's work

The phoenix rises: new work after a conflagration for Cork Artist Rebuilding his art practice after the studio fire that claimed his life’s work has meant a shift of focus from stained glass to sculpture, artist Peadar Lamb tells Ellie O’Byrne.

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The phoenix rises: New work after a conflagration for Cork artist Peadar Lamb

The phoenix rises: New work after a conflagration for Cork artist Peadar Lamb

Rebuilding his art practice after the studio fire that claimed his life’s work has meant a shift of focus from stained glass to sculpture, artist Peadar Lamb tells Ellie O’Byrne.

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Artists can claim dole for one year without casual work

Artists can claim dole for one year without casual work

Artists and musicians out of paid work will be able to claim the dole for up to a year without having to supplement their income with casual work.

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Iconic ’70s Robert Ballagh mural back on display

Iconic ’70s Robert Ballagh mural back on display

For 20 years, the photo-realist work spanned 80ft in a shopping mall, says Colette Sheridan.

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Man pleads not guilty over Magna Carta theft charges from UK cathedral

Man pleads not guilty over Magna Carta theft charges from UK cathedral

A 46-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to the attempted theft of a “priceless” 800-year-old copy of the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral.

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Baring all for the sake of art: Cork based artist Ian Brennan's latest exhibition

Baring all for the sake of art: Cork based artist Ian Brennan's latest exhibition

Last year, the artist Ian Brennan put the word out on Facebook that he was looking for volunteers to pose nude.

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Painting found in attic could fetch €150 million

Painting found in attic could fetch €150 million

This painting of Judith and Holofernes — believed to be a long-lost work by Caravaggio — will come under the hammer next Thursday in Toulouse with an estimate of €100-€150 million.

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Rachel Ballagh’s approach to art differs from her famous father

Rachel Ballagh’s approach to art differs from her famous father

Rachel Ballagh’s approach to art is quite different from her famous father’s, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Aileen Lee meets stained-glass artist and owner of WildBird Studio, Alison Byrne.

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Your guide to buying art

Your guide to buying art

Getting familiar with the art scene and deciding who and what to buy can be challenging for a newcomer, but there’s plenty of information and hand-holding available, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Stage version of Mick Flannery's Evening Train premieres in Cork

Stage version of Mick Flannery's Evening Train premieres in Cork

As it morphs into something exciting and unpredictable, thanks to inventive productions such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Hadestown, it is clear there is still plenty of room for experimentation within the musical genre.

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Harnessing the creative energy of youth in Cork city

Harnessing the creative energy of youth in Cork city

The teenage years are not only a time for rebellion, but an important time to build a creative identity, according to William Frode De La Foret, Cork Community Art Link’s (CCAL) artistic director.

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Scene and Heard with Des O'Driscoll

Scene and Heard with Des O'Driscoll

All the latest music and arts news with Des O'Driscoll.

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Working mother of three among new graduates from Crawford art college

Working mother of three among new graduates from Crawford art college

Orla O'Byrne is excited about embarking on a new career in art, having always maintained her interest in it while working as a baker and running her three cafés in Cork since founding the Natural Foods Bakery in 2002.

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Five things for the week ahead with Des O'Driscoll

Five things for the week ahead with Des O'Driscoll

Des O'Driscoll has you covered for five things to do for the week ahead.

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LS Lowry in the picture

LS Lowry in the picture

Des O’Sullivan previews Whyte’s sale which features a number of leading names from the Irish art world

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Academic cracks code of mysterious Voynich manuscript

Academic cracks code of mysterious Voynich manuscript

The Voynich manuscript, housed at Yale University, is a medieval, handwritten and illustrated text.

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 Sounds of the city: Artist explains Crawford Art Gallery's latest installation piece

Sounds of the city: Artist explains Crawford Art Gallery's latest installation piece

Limerick-born artist Andrew Kearney is allowing Cork gallery-goers to eavesdrop on what he calls the “oozing activity of the city” with Mechanism, his latest installation in the Crawford art gallery.

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Wave of inspiration for Sherkin artist following sea crossings

Wave of inspiration for Sherkin artist following sea crossings

Memories of regular sea crossings with her seriously ill husband lingered with Majella O’Neill Collins, the Sherkin artist whose work has been bought by George Clooney, writes

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When war meets art: Doris Salcedo on representing violence without violence

When war meets art: Doris Salcedo on representing violence without violence

Doris Salcedo rails against the violence of her native Colombia in her major exhibition at IMMA, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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500 years on: Leonardo Da Vinci continues to influence the world

500 years on: Leonardo Da Vinci continues to influence the world

Today marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death.

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Why is a building in Miami giving the West End and Broadway a run for its money?

Why is a building in Miami giving the West End and Broadway a run for its money?

The Royal Caribbean International cruise line works on shows in Miami before sending cast members out to ports across the world.

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Naked woman with pet dog portrait shortlisted for £35,000 award

Naked woman with pet dog portrait shortlisted for £35,000 award

A self-taught artist has been shortlisted for a National Portrait Gallery prize for an image of a naked woman with her pet dog.

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