Irish Art Archive

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

The top spots to bookshop in Dublin city

Elaine McHale discusses alternative bookstores to frequent in Dublin with Chapters closing its doors in the new year

It is safe to say that the recent announcement of the closure of Chapters bookstore on Parnell Street early next year has dealt a painful hand to Dublin’s bookworms, not to mention putting another dent in the city’s already fragile

Annika Berglund, 'The patterns we make', hand-dyed merino wool, 91x91cm

Navigating emotion in the pandemic: Annika Berglund’s Interlocked opens at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

Maisie McGregor reviews the exhibition that explores the paradoxical emotional and physical experiences of Covid-19

A new exhibition has just opened at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Great Denmark Street, showcasing the work of Swedish artist, Annika Berglund. Interlocked is a fascinating insight into Berglund’s pandemic experience, with her emotive response clearly implanted within her

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

Society Spotlight: Zoo Soc

Ella-Bleu Kiely speaks with Zoo Soc President Isabel Quinn on the unapologetically animal mad society

“Appreciate the greatness of animals, but also leave them alone.” This is the main message which Trinity’s own Zoological Society (Zoo Soc) wishes to communicate. Zoo Soc was founded in 1974, and has since come to describe themselves as being

Nature is healing: the clubs are back

Ellen Kenny celebrates the recent re-opening of Dublin nightlife by talking to a variety of club-goers

The day had come. Nearly six hundred days of lockdowns, restrictions, and levels upon levels upon sublevels from the government. After almost two years of impatience, uncertainty and masks creating unfortunate acne leading up to this day. No longer will

Creating an online community 2.0

Ria Walls gains fresh perspectives as she revisits her conversation on the importance of building on-screen connections

For this issue I delved deeper into the World Wide Web and spoke to a few more online creators about what they do on their various social media platforms. Join me as I chat to Sofia and Fern in regards

Remembering Brendan Kennelly

Ella Sloane reflects on Brendan Kennelly’s legacy as one of Ireland’s most beloved poets and novelists

17 October 2021 saw the passing of one of Ireland’s greatest creatives and academics, Brendan Kennelly. Born in Ballylongford in County Kerry, Kennelly attended Trinity to study English and French upon being granted the college’s prestigious Reid scholarship. Even during

The History of the Historian

Matthew Moran sits down with DU History to discuss their latest historical publication and endeavours

The Dublin University History Society (DU History) was founded in 1932 by a group of students who shared a common interest in the subject of history. Whether you are studying history or if you just wish to broaden your horizons

First love never dies

Maya Kulukundis explores the impact of one’s first sexual and romantic experiences

As a girl, Joan Didion was in love with John Wayne. She wanted him to carry her on horseback to the “bend in the river where the cottonwoods grow,” a line that she heard and took on from War of