Tracy Chevalier @ NGI: The Author Behind the Girl with a Pearl Earring

Continuing our coverage of the National Gallery’s refurbishment along with their current exhibition and season, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, senior staff writer Rory Codd attends ‘Tracy Chevalier in conversation’ to hear from the author who is … Continue reading Tracy Chevalier @ NGI: The Author Behind the Girl with a Pearl Earring

Fabulists: Costume Design at IADT’s Graduate Exhibition 2017

The costume design section at this year’s Graduate Exhibition of the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology presents a host of fresh Irish talent. Eight young designers showcase the craftsmanship they’ve honed to perfection over their four-year degree … Continue reading Fabulists: Costume Design at IADT’s Graduate Exhibition 2017

Home Again – The Conservation of ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’

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’