Some days, it all feels like too much. Tiny things, otherwise insignificant, build up just long enough to cause the mother of all meltdowns. As the college term picks up pace, it’s very easy to collapse in a big way. … Continue reading Relatable Character of the Month: Twin Peak’s Road Rage Lady “WHAT ARE YOU DOING, WE’RE TRYING TO GET HOME… WHY IS THIS HAPPENING????”
●●●●● Art that claims to tackle the big issues facing society is nothing new. However, in the rush to inform and highlight, the true power behind the works can be diminished. It is too often the case that art of … Continue reading Potent Imagery: the 8×8 “Freedom” Exhibition The real power of the exhibition lies in the immediacy of its imagery.
●●●○○ The Museum of Modern Comedy in Art (MoMCo), currently located in the Project Arts Centre, describes itself as “either an artwork in the guise of a speculative museum, or a museum dressed up as a contemporary installation.” Presented as … Continue reading Good Punchline, Poor Delivery: Museum of Modern Comedy in Art For a collection that claims to question the ‘surgical’ treatment of modern art, it doesn’t diverge greatly from what you might expect from a typical contemporary art show: high ideas, inaccessible language, and a repetitive video section.
●●●○○ About Elise is a new game, free to play on Steam, from indie developer Toni Domínguez. You play as Owen Scott, searching for your daughter Elise in a mysterious scientific research facility, uncovering clues about its true nature in … Continue reading There’s Something “About Elise” Toni Domínguez’s indie puzzle game, free to play on Steam.
●●●●○ As part of the Hugh Lane Gallery’s 2017 programme surrounding migration, The Ocean After Nature is an exhibition which explores the relationship between humans and the sea through the works of twenty different artists and collectives. Given that approximately … Continue reading Beyond The Sea: The Ocean After Nature While oceans once separated us, we are now more connected by them than ever.
Contrary to what traditional art history courses imply, lesbians have existed and contributed to the visual art world for centuries and continue to do so today. Like artists of any other sexuality, they have painted, drawn, sculpted, and photographed their … Continue reading The World of Lesbian Art Putting the words “lesbian” and “artist” together is a political gesture, acknowledging a historically marginalised group’s ability to independently create.
Meg McIntire is a portrait and comic book artist, based in San Diego, California. Her first self-published comic, Butter 1, was released in 2012 and sold out entirely during its run. McIntire is known for her vibrant, technicolor style and … Continue reading Six Questions With an Artist: Meg McIntire Classic Nickelodeon cartoons, vintage fashion and traditional Japanese woodblock paintings come together in McIntire’s technicolor comic books.
●●●●○ Currently running at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Anne Madden’s Colours of the Wind – Ariadne’s Thread is a collection which explores the ancient Greek myth of Ariadne, a classical heroine who saved Theseus from death at the hands of … Continue reading Spinning a New Yarn: Anne Madden’s Colours of the Wind – Ariadne’s Thread Through her use of saturated colour, abstracted forms and larger-than-life linen canvases, Madden takes the ancient Greek myth of Ariadne one step further.
Located in the centre of the historical quarter of the small city of Córdoba, Spain, the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba) reflects the tumultuous battle for religious supremacy which shaped the history of southern Spain. The traditional Islamic architecture, with palpable … Continue reading Art Abroad: The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
Prisons are not known for being particularly inspiring places. The word tends to conjure up images of uniform jumpsuits, grey concrete walls, barbed wire and security guards. Nevertheless, even in such an uninspiring environment, human creativity can still thrive. Art … Continue reading Captivating Art: The Art of Prisons
After passing through two sets of locked gates and doors, entering the newly refurbished Shaw Room of the National Gallery feels like visiting the Pentagon. Emma Pearson, Press Office Assistant of the gallery, directs me to the recently built ramps … Continue reading Home Again – The Conservation of ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’
Sky Atlantic Airing Weekly: Tuesday 9pm ⚈⚈⚈⚈⚈ It is happening again. Or is it? After twenty-six years of waiting and wondering, Twin Peaks is back. With all the media fanfare, teasers and online speculation, Peaksmania is at a fever pitch, … Continue reading Back Once Again – Twin Peaks: The Return