In this Issue

Spring 2014

The constant Modernist
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith examines a new suite of painting from Charles Tyrrell prior to his exhibition at the Taylor Galleries in April

Abstract armature
Marianne O’Kane Boal reports on Simon McWilliams’ solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery in Belfast from April

Tell me something
Carissa Farrell investigates the dystopian mood of Andrew Kearney’s installation created for City of Culture in Limerick

Tradition in flower
The Irish Alphabet comes into bloom at the inaugural exhibition of the ISBA in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, writes Alexandra Caccomo

Paradise lost
Lord Charlemont’s vast 18th-century gardens at Marino in Dublin are remembered in a new exhibition at the Casino, writes Rose Anne White

Saints and scholars
Sinéad O’Reilly reflects on the historic background that inspired Maurice Harron’s Saints and Scholars in County Offaly

Old acquaintance
Margarita Cappock compares method and temper in the art and intertwined lives of friends and rivals Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud

Force of nature
Dorothy Cross is interviewed by Brian McAvera ahead of her exhibition ‘Connemara’ at the RHA this spring

From a distance
Perry Ogden tracks the career path of LA-based artist and filmmaker Simon Reilly

Wall power
Brian McAvera explores the tensions between graffiti and studio practice as epitomized by Conor Harrington

Birth of a nation
Bob Quinn examines an extraordinary collection of archival photography from the collection of renowned filmmaker George Morrison

Tradition in transition
The success of Róisín de Buitléar’s art glass exhibition ‘Caution! Fragile’ in the USA prompts Eleanor Flegg to reflect on the future of our glassmaking heritage

Transforming the city
Is 2014 the moment when a new economic and spatial strategy focused on Limerick city centre acts as a catalyst for its rejuvenation, asks Judith Hill

Leagues ahead
Seán Ó Laoire visits Fitzgerald Kavanagh’s award-winning Student Centre at UCD where old impressions of a colourless campus have been decisively overturned

The dark edge of Europe
Recent success on the art market for English artist William Henry Bartlett prompts Julian Campbell to examine his sojourns to the West of Ireland

Killenure: past and present
Cornelia McCarthy examines the cultural ties of past and current inhabitants of Killenure Castle, County Tipperary

The flowering of Rowallane
Terence Reeves-Smyth visits the famed spring garden of Rowallane outside Saintfield, County Down

Inscribing the landscape
Ireland’s oldest artform uses the landscape as its canvas, writes Christiaan Corlett in his examination of this early Neolithic aesthetic

Out of Africa
Peter Somerville-Large looks at the background and acquisition of the National Museum of Ireland’s African Collection