Artist Orla O’Regan captures the delicate fontanelle of a baby’s skill in this porcelain sculpture. This is the latest in our “Curios About” series, which features works by contemporary artists in Dublin.
Curios About: Alice by Larry Dunne
Artist Larry Dunne uses Alice in Wonderland and pandas to explore the chaos of life in the face of death. Click through for the full image.
Curios About: Grotesque Beauty by Ciaran Bowen
If you’re asking whether this is a sculpture or a painting, then artist Ciaran Bowen says he’ll be satisfied.
Curios About: In Blue by Derick Smith
This work draws something from the colour palette of neo-impressionism, the formality of abstract expressionism and the aesthetics of contemporary street art, according to artist Derick Smith.
Curios About: As Twilight Fades by Aaron Smyth
In the series to which this image belongs, contemporary artist Aaron Smyth explores questions around gender, intimacy, and relations. What you see is just a detail: click through to see the whole image.
Curios About: Phoenix Park Palare by Conor O’Grady
In the three gritty images of this triptych, artist Conor O’Grady says he is seeking to document a certain type of alienation. Click through to see.
Curios About: Assembly by Edel Cox
This work is “a reflection on working a normal nine-to-five job, where the content is kind of strange and unrelatable to you . . . repetitive and pointless”, according to Cox.
An Idea: Sell Russborough House and Bring the Masters to Dublin
Rather than gradually sell off all of Russborough House’s old master paintings to fund its upkeep, might it be better to just sell the house and bring the paintings to Dublin?
30 Years of Art at Merrion Square
For thirty years, artists have hung their paintings on the railings around Merrion Square on Sundays. On 13 September, they will celebrate their anniversary.
The Complex: A New Arts Centre Puts Down Roots
Expect original theatre, visual arts, music, comedy, and dance from The Complex, an arts centre soon to open in Dublin’s north-west inner city. They plan to be around a while.