Thursday 9th March

Kevin Francis Gray, sculptor and The Home of St Patrick Festival

Figurative sculptor Kevin Francis Gray who is exhibiting at the Market Place Gallery in Armagh as part of "The Home of St Patrick Festival" Full details:   www.saintpatrickscountry.com/HomeofSaintPatrick  /  www.marketplacearmagh.com 

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)



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