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Youth Panel Emits Sound

Elena McCrory sits down with Grace Benham to discuss her appointment to this year’s Youth Panel 2023 at the National Gallery of Ireland

Particularly in Dublin, it can be challenging to find art-related programmes for young people. Separate from a paid job, there are few events that offer training to assist students looking to get into the artworld. Sitting down with Grace Benham,

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Obsession, Violence and Fish & Chips

Elena McCrory chats with actor Lora Hartin and writer/director Ultan Pringle about LemonSoap’s new production Piglet

Following It Is Good We Are Dreaming and Marmalade Row, LemonSoap productions will present Piglet on April 18th, which is described by its producers as being about obsession, violence, fish and chips, Jennifer Coolidge impressions, lost love, and what it

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A true display of our darker Irish history

Elena McCrory discusses key pieces in the National Gallery’s new centenary exhibit: Keating’s Allegories of Change

An allegory is defined as a story, poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Keating’s Allegories of Change at the National Gallery’s Milltown Wing (Room 15) is a fitting

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The Quiet Girl is making noise

Elena McCrory reviews the highly awarded Irish film An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

If ever there was a motion picture to portray fostering so beautifully, An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) would be it. Released this year in May, it has become one of the most praised films of its kind, screening in …

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The Real Deal: your only guide to Van Gogh Dublin – An Immersive Journey

Elena McCrory gets the inside scoop on this one of a kind art event with Project Director Jillian Wilson

This exhibition uses high intensity flashing lights. As advertised on, it may irritate or even trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Van Gogh Dublin – An Immersive Journey is not what people are expecting.

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Turner and Place: a colourful escape

Elena McCrory reviews the annual exhibition Turner & Place: Landscapes in Light and Detail, at the National Gallery

Walking into the Print Room at the National Gallery of Ireland, Francis Place’s (1647-1728) drawings are incandescent against their navy backdrop. His eclectic collection of Irish scenery is exhibited in a series of 19, from when he spent time in

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Finding beauty in The Everyday Fantastic

Elena McCrory discusses the curation of Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic with Grace O’Boyle and Donna Rose at the National Gallery of Ireland

Running until the 6th of February 2022, Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic at the National Gallery of Ireland offers its viewers a look into the whimsical world of her work, as the daughter of William Butler Yeats. Dive into her

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Club Nine – normalising sustainable fashion

Elena McCrory chats to David Barton, founder of the everyday sustainable clothing brand Club Nine

“Starting a business is like putting out fires” is how Technological University, Dublin (TUD) student David Barton described founding and running Club Nine, a sustainable clothing brand that uses materials like 100% organic cotton and recycled polyester. Primarily an online