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COM,MA, MA:AP Show Response

The Masters of Art & Process at Crawford College of Art & Design 2020 ran between the 14-17th of December and included 9 artists; Catarina Araújo, Padraic Barrett, Deirdre Breen, Aoife Claffey, Seán Daly, Joseph Fogarty, Inguna Mainule, Kate McElroy and Ida Mitrani. Their exhibition had to contend with restrictions so unfortunately it was open … Continue reading COM,MA, MA:AP Show Response

A Lockdown Lament

A response to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s exhibition at Tate Britain; Fly in League With The Night, by Sarah Long. I am sick of this interior life.  I think of those poor, painted souls locked in the white-walled museum and it makes me feel sad. This interior life, that I get up and draw the curtains on, … Continue reading A Lockdown Lament

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

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 more … Continue 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

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

Conversations from Cobh

Conversations from Cobh is a response to a visit to Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh. The Arts Centre was closed on the day due to Covid-19 restrictions. Sarah: I was so excited that day going to Cobh because ah I really wanted to see that exhibition.. ahm Debbie Godsell and Fiona Kelly and Sarah O’ … Continue reading Conversations from Cobh

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

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