Monday 29th January

Review: Andreas Gurksy at the Hayward Gallery London

Mark Duffy reviews a major retrospective of the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky at the Hayward Gallery in London Full details:   www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery

Friday 26th January

"Scapegoating Pictures for Belfast", a Gilbert and George exhibition at the MAC Belfast

Kelly Grovier reviews the Gilbert and George exhibition "Scapegoating Pictures for Belfast" which has just opened at the MAC Belfast Full details:  https://themaclive.com/

Wednesday 24th January

Jackie Kay talks Scotland, new poetry and a sense of place

Former Scottish national poet Jackie Kay talks about Robbie Burns, a new generation of poets and her sense of identity Further details:   www.poetryireland.ie

Tuesday 23rd January

"War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings" by Brian Maguire at IMMA

Brian Maguire talks about the works he created for "War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings" currently exhibiting at IMMA Further details:   www.imma.ie  (image shown: Aleppo 4)

Monday 22nd January

Review: "Night Sky With Exit Wounds" by Ocean Vuong

Jessica Traynor reviews "Night Sky With Exit Wounds", the debut collection of poetry from Ocean Vuong which won both the TS Eliot and Forward prizes (published by Cape Poetry)

Friday 19th January

Review: "The Vanity of Small Differences", tapestries by Grayson Perry

Lisa Godson reviews "The Vanity of Small Differences", an exhibition of tapestries by Grayson Perry which has just opened at the RHA Gallery Full details:   www.rhagallery.ie

Wednesday 17th January

Celebrating the legacy of Chester Beatty

Fionnuala Croke, director of the Chester Beatty Library which this year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of their founder Official website:   www.cbl.ie  (image shown:  'Virgin and Child', Dunois ...

Tuesday 16th January

"Buzz and Hum", an exhibition by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh

Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh explain the differences in their artistic styles and their joint exhibition "Buzz and Hum" at Uilinn, the West Cork Arts Centre Further details:   www.westcorkartscentre.com

Thursday 11th January

"The Eyes of Isaac Newton" by Iggy McGovern

Poet and physicist Iggy McGovern chats about his latest collection "The Eyes of Isaac Newton" (published by Dedalus Press)

Friday 5th January

First Fortnight Festival - "Therapy Sessions", a series by Stephen James Smith

The poet Stephen James Smith who has organised a series of events called "Therapy Sessions" for the First Fortnight mental health arts festival Further details:   www.firstfortnight.ie 



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