Existing: in many forms. Text responding to Bloomers Magazine Issue 6 ‘Hypertext’

For more information about the multi-channel arts organisation Bloomers visit @bloomers.art or bloomersart.com. The new issue of Bloomers magazine ‘Issue 06: Hypertext’ can be purchased online via the above social-media handles or in person at The Library Project and The Crawford Art Gallery bookshop. Existing: in many forms “Here I am – Old Betty BoopContinue reading “Existing: in many forms. Text responding to Bloomers Magazine Issue 6 ‘Hypertext’”

Interview with Ciara Rodgers by Niamh Murphy

 Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist based in the Backwater Artist Group in Cork. She graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2018 with an MA in Art & Process. For more information on Ciara and her practice visit http://www.ciararodgers.com or @ciaraarodgers on Instagram. So I have been following your work for aContinue reading “Interview with Ciara Rodgers by Niamh Murphy”

Interview with Shane O’ Driscoll by Sarah Long

Shane O’ Driscoll is a printmaker and visual artist based in Cork Printmakers. He has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. Currently his street mural on Harley’s Street forms part of Ardú Street Art Initiative, an event he co-organised with artists Peter Martin and Paul Gleeson. Visit @ardustreetart and @shaneodriscoll on Instagram for moreContinue reading “Interview with Shane O’ Driscoll by Sarah Long”

Poetic Text in Response to Ardú Street Art Festival – Sarah Long

Ardú is a Street Art Initiative celebrating Cork city’s traditions, history and art. Running from the 12th -31st of October, street murals were created in various locations throughout the city. The festival featured murals by Shane O’ Driscoll, Deirdre Breen, Peter Martin, MASER, Gareth Joyce, James Earley and Aches. Sarah Long

Ardú: Rise of the city’s street art

Ardú street art initiative seemed to begin quick and fast, in the nature of street art itself. Running from the 12th to the 30th of October the festival began with artists working in several different locations throughout the city. The festival brought together artists from both Cork and around the country, to celebrate Cork City’sContinue reading “Ardú: Rise of the city’s street art”

Alannah Matthews- A personal response to ‘Echoes of Sorrows Past’ and ‘Sublimation’ at St. Luke’s Crypt

I get nervous at exhibitions. My body becomes a site of imagined destruction. What if I drop my wine and the glass somehow catapults at that painting? What if the painting then collapses, skids towards the cast to its left, and an artist’s months of work shatters before their very eyes? What if my bodyContinue reading “Alannah Matthews- A personal response to ‘Echoes of Sorrows Past’ and ‘Sublimation’ at St. Luke’s Crypt”

Hazel Scully – A review of Daphne Wright’s exhibition ‘ A Quite Mutiny’ at the Crawford Art Gallery.

Daphne Wright is an Irish artist, born in 1963 in Longford, now based between Dublin and Bristol.  She studied art at NCAD and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic and  is represented by the Frith Street Gallery in London. Wright works in sculpture, film, print and installation, considering ideas of communication, faith, ageing and death. Wright had a major soloContinue reading “Hazel Scully – A review of Daphne Wright’s exhibition ‘ A Quite Mutiny’ at the Crawford Art Gallery.”

Power in Gathering: A response to Joy Gerrard at The Glucksman

Entering The Glucksman for the first time, for me, in 6 months carried the same sense of nervousness and slight social unease that the lifting of restrictions gave each familiar public space. There’s a new set of social rules to be learned. I had spent some time exploring the grounds of U.C.C., uncovering a newContinue reading “Power in Gathering: A response to Joy Gerrard at The Glucksman”

‘NUMB’ – Stephen Doyle – Triskel Arts Centre

This is an exhibition of new work by the artist Stephen Doyle that examines the experience of Chinese LGBTQIA+ community. The work is informed by a residency in Shanghai and is on display in the Triskel Arts Centre until the November 2020. Free tickets to book a viewing of the show are available on theContinue reading “‘NUMB’ – Stephen Doyle – Triskel Arts Centre”