ART & SUICIDE: DOROTHY HALE AND EVELYN McHALE

Last week I wrote of one of my Museum visit of a show of the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in 1998. as well as a post on Kahlo's self-portraits. While I am not a huge fan of Kahlo's work I think it is unique, informed as it is by Mexican culture. I …

LIVE ART : NIGEL ROLFE AT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE IN WATERFORD

Despite having spent most of my career painting I have always been intrigued by and open to contemporary practice. One of the problems most people have with contemporary practice is that unlike traditional work there is no clear way to recognise quality. On the upside, contemporary practice allows for a wide range of people to …

AILEEN MACKEOGH~House

When I was young I worked in the local arts centre as Exhibitions Officer. It was a glorified title as I had no executive powers but it did give me a chance to experience the workings of a gallery and to meet artists. The majority of the shows that came through were paintings-oil or watercolour- …