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'Alice In Wonderland was my introduction to surrealism'

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Cartoonist, painter, poet, novelist, critic, rock musician, punster, polymath, raconteur and wit; Tom Mathews has so many strings to his bow he could open his own archery club.

Former head of Enterprise Ireland appointed chair of AIT governing body

Frank Ryan, the former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, has been appointed the new chairman of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). The appointment was made by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan.

How artists changed Britain’s perception of the Great Hunger

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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*

Walking Dead star chooses portrait by Galway artist

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THE WALKING Dead star Norman Reedus, who plays crossbow wielding Southern boy Daryl Dixon in the hit series, has chosen a portrait of him by a Galway artist for inclusion in his new book.

Fashionistas arrive in Galway for Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

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Fashionistas from all over Ireland flock to Galway today for the fifth annual Irish Fashion Innovation Awards which take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Jackie Clarke Collection wins design award

The Jackie Clarke Collection has won Institute of Designers in Ireland – Design Award 2013 – for Exhibition Design. The award ceremony was held in Vicars Street, in Dublin last week. It was a great night for the designers Martello Media and the Mayo County Council. The winning of this award is very prestigious, as some 220 separate submissions were shortlisted to the final of 109 for all types of design in Ireland during the past year from products to app design. An exhibition of the short listed projects is currently on display in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

Harris and Ruttelynck exhibition coming up at the Custom House

The Custom House Studios at Westport quay and Westport Arts Festival will present exhibition of paintings by Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynck which opens on Friday October 4 at 7.30pm and runs until Sunday October 27. Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art and Design from 1973 to 1978 and at The National Higher Institute of Fine Art Antwerp, graduating in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in fine art by the University of Antwerp. He has exhibited widely in Europe and he lives in Belgium and teaches painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Linda Ruttelynck teaches drawing and graphics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She has shown her work at numerous venues across Europe and in the USA. In addition to being included in various private collections her work is also represented in the public collections of the Belgian state, Province of Antwerp, the Prentenkabinet, and the Mercatorcollection Antwerp, Boyle Civic Collection, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

Prize winning works to be showcased in Luan Gallery

Luan Gallery is delighted to present the autumn exhibition programme which features prize-winning works and selected entries from the RDS Student Art Awards. As a key part of the RDS Foundation Arts Programme, the goal of the awards is to provide a platform that supports the transition from student to emerging artist.

Jerry Marjoram to exhibit in Kenny’s

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MARJORAM, A collection of new and retrospective paintings by Jerry Marjoram opens in The Kenny Gallery, tomorrow at 6pm.

John O’Connell to Dig @ Galway Arts Centre

THE GALWAY Arts Centre is set to be transformed into a “dreamlike, intimate environment” by artist John O’Connell, for his debut solo exhibition Dig.

 

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