Category Archives: Artists

Review: Maria McKinney, Rothe House

Curiosity was growing inside of us when we stepped through the threshold of Maria McKinney’s show in Rothe House, Parliament Street. ‘Horny Grids’ was the first piece that greeted us. It consists of two large horns, from highland cattle, perched upon … Continue reading

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Review: David Beattie

*beep* *beep* *beep* This is the first sound you hear when entering the never before seen Monumnents Room in Mary’s Hall. You are absorbed by the entire room, with it being very busy. It is in an old crypt with … Continue reading

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Review: Nick Miller – ‘Painting Patrick: After Olympia and Venus 2011’

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Our first reaction to Nick Miller’s work was that the room was poorly lit, drawing more attention to the spotlighted painting at the back of the room. The painting,  ‘Painting Patrick: After Olympia and Venus 2011’, consists of a nude … Continue reading

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Review: Jacco Olivier

It was interesting to view artwork in a new space, as was the case with Jacco Olivier’s exhibition in the Kilkenny Courthouse the other day. After coming from the very contemporary work of David Beattie, some of the things that … Continue reading

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Review: Ann Craven’s Roses

From a distance this looks like a nice but plain exhibition – simply roses, black and white. However on closer inspection there’s a more thoughtful side to it. The artist first paints a bouquet of white roses, then paints the … Continue reading

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Brunch with the Artists

Food and art… one of the the best combinations there can be! I experienced both under the roof of Cleeres on Saturday morning, and what an excellent start to the morning it was. I had the pleasure of going to a talk … Continue reading

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Preview: Ian Burns – Supreme Fiction, Butler Gallery

Red Square, made up of a group of young people from Kilkenny will be running around Kilkenny Arts Festival 2011 viewing the visual art and theatre strands of the festival; meeting artists and curators, and giving their honest opinions of … Continue reading

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