London: Sean Scully

I was passing London's National Gallery and saw there was a Sean Scully show on. Sean Scully is supposedly one of Ireland's greatest living contemporary painters but I have long had a low opinion of his stripey paintings, unchanged as they have remained for decades. But art is about questioning things, including opinions, so as …

Studio thoughts : Time Management, Hyperreality & Justin Adian

Another week rolls round and my studio plans are disrupted. Not that I'm not getting any work done. My new job being spread across the whole week has thrown me for a loop so it will take me a while to get used to that. Other projects are hitting snags: For instance my Road Trip …

Semester 2 : Week 1 – Institutions & Practices

lismoreI have not been blogging on The Weasel in a while as I am up to my oxters in my MA which requires me to have a blog too. Here is a post I have just written on a show that was at Lismore Castle Arts in 2009…

The Cowboy Builder

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This is a module about curation in the gallery, in publications and online. It is run by the curator of The Glucksman Gallery in Cork, the very personable Chris Clarke. We have the option of not doing this module and writing a longer paper which I am electing to do because all the discussion wears me out and does nothing for me. However I am allowed to audit the course, that is attend with no onus to do the assessment which is great as I hate to miss anything. There will be a lot of discussion but as we will be broken into smaller groups it will be a little easier.

After and introduction to the module and a review of some shows we were asked to work out what the theme was for a show called United Technologies which was curated in Lismore Castle in Co. Waterford in 2009…

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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 …