Friday 3rd March

"Poems 1980-2015" by Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O'Loughlin chats about and reads from his latest collection "Poems 1980-2015" (published by New Island)

"Alice Neel: Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde", a documentary by BBC1 Imagine

Cristín Leach reviews the BBC1 Imagine documentary "Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde", a look at the life and career of American figurative portrait painter Alice Neel, made by her grandson ...

Wednesday 1st March

"The Art of Friendship - Japanese Surimono Prints" at the Chester Beatty Library

Abie Philbin Bowman reports on “The Art of Friendship - Japanese Surimono Prints” exhibition which has just opened at the Chester Beatty Library Full details:   www.cbl.ie  (image shown:  Rooster threatening ...

Review: "Second Childhood" by John Montague

Gerald Dawe reviews “Second Childhood”, a collection of new poems by the late John Montague (published by The Gallery Press)

Monday 27th February

Review: "Current" by David Hockney

Kelly Grovier reviews “Current” by David Hockney, a new book exploring the artist’s work over the past decade, including essays and some 1,500 of his iPhone and iPad drawings (published ...

Friday 24th February

A profile of Caravaggio

Sorcha Kenny spoke to art historian Andrew Graham Dixon about the artist Caravaggio, the subject of his biography “Caravaggio – A Life Sacred and Profane” and his talk as part ...

Wednesday 22nd February

A profile of Nan Goldin

Dragana Jurisic profiles the work of American photographer Nan Goldin which will be one of the major exhibitions in IMMA in 2017 Further details:   www.imma.ie/en/page_237204.htm (image shown: Trixie on the Cot, ...

Thursday 16th February

"Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiements" at Highlanes Gallery Drogheda

Susan MacWilliam chats about “Modern Experiments”, a 20-year retrospective of her video works investigating paranormal phenomena which is running at Highlanes Gallery Drogheda Full details:   www.highlanes.ie 

Wednesday 15th February

Review: "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013" by Michel Houellebecq

Jessica Traynor reviews "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013", a collection by Michel Houellebecq (published by Penguin Random House)

Review: "Institutional Ghost" by Jac Leirner at IMMA

Declan Long reviews “Institutional Ghost”, an exhibition of the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner which has just opened at IMMA Full details:   www.imma.ie 



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