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# art - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Work from some of the world's most renowned artists to go on display in Dublin

Banksy, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst are among the artists whose work visitors will be able to enjoy.

# art - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'Everyone thought the people in flats were locked up and comfy - I wanted to scrape away the surface a bit'

Photographer Jeanette Lowe and artist Leanne McDonagh explore inner city life and Traveller families in new work about how the pandemic has affected Ireland.

# art - Saturday 5 September, 2020

The 'oldest street photographer in Dublin' on why it's never too late to change careers

Jim O’Callaghan, now 78, went to college in his late 50s and ended up with his dream job.

# art - Monday 6 July, 2020

Dublin City Council to invest €600,000 in six new sculptures for parks and public spaces

The announcement was made as the newly elected Lord Mayor Hazel Chu today launched ‘Sculpture Dublin’.

# art - Friday 26 June, 2020

What will an art gallery or museum visit be like once they open their doors?

Some galleries are trying to make the experience as normal as possible.

# art - Monday 22 June, 2020

'A wanton act of vandalism': Gardaí investigate fire at popular tree sculpture in Dublin

Dublin City Council has said that an accelerant was used in the fire, with the damage clearly visible today.

# art - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you match these famous paintings to their artists?

Coming to a gallery near you.

# art - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children

It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.

# art - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Banksy reveals new artwork as he 'works from home' during lockdown

Banksy’s trademark rat can be seen causing mayhem in a bathroom.

Quiz: How well do you know Leonardo da Vinci?

It’s his birthday.

# art - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

# art - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Don Conroy launches his new Youtube channel: 'People want their kids to experience what they did when they were young'

Conroy plans to provide free drawing tutorials over the coming weeks. It came about, he says, by popular demand.

# art - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Painting by renowned Irish artist Jack Butler Yeats sells for €1.7 million at auction

Reverie by Jack Butler Yeats had a guide price of up to €700,000.

# art - Sunday 24 November, 2019

The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy

The Irish artist’s painting Táin was sold for €102,253 at an auction earlier this week.

# art - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

RTÉ sells off Louis le Brocquy painting for €102,000

The national broadcaster is dealing with a serious financial crisis.

# art - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# art - Saturday 7 September, 2019

'What was Zeus playing at?': A tour with a difference is hoping to get more people into art

It’s part of a new arts festival taking place in Dublin next week.

# art - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Search on for Irish family of pioneering American artist

An exhibition on her fascinating work is in Ireland for the first time.

# art - Friday 26 July, 2019

Artwork containing sexual words and images in Dept of Health moved after complaint

The OPW said the piece has been moved into an individual office now after “an objection” to the artwork.

# art - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Do you like the Luke Kelly statue and motorway sculptures? This kind of art is getting a funding boost

Percent for Art scheme aims to make art accessible to the general public.

# art - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

# art - Monday 6 May, 2019

Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin Under Threat This post contains videos

Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin

They worry that rising rental prices will force cultural creative spaces to close.

# art - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

# art - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive

Rents are sky-rocketing making spaces unaffordable for many artists. But with proper planning, we can protect the creative life of the city, writes Councillor Patrick Costello.

# art - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Ireland's wars, the first Dáil and rural electrification - A look at the National Museum of Ireland's 2019 programme

The museum will stage five temporary exhibitions alongside its usual long-term collections.

# art - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need Jack And Jill Foundation This post contains videos

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need

You won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or world famous professional – until after the purchase, but all proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation.

# art - Monday 4 February, 2019

Banksy artwork that self-destructed is going on display in German museum

Girl with Balloon will be shown from tomorrow through to 3 March at the Frieder Burda museum.

# art - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Banksy tribute to Paris terror attack victims stolen from Bataclan

The work along with other similarly-themed paintings popped up in Paris last June.

# art - Friday 18 January, 2019

Banksy in Tokyo? City takes a closer look at graffiti resembling artist's work

The drawing of a rat holding an umbrella was sprayed near a monorail station in Toykyo.

# art - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Welsh steel town forced to install traffic wardens following appearance of Banksy work at car garage

The enigmatic street artist claimed responsibility for the work earlier this week.

# art - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Inside our crumbling former asylums, the walls whisper 'forgive me'

Magnificent 19th-century buildings housed the homeless, misfits and the mentally ill. They are shameful relics of the past but we should not forget their story, writes Donal Moloney.

# art - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Shooting a music video in the Wicklow woods

I was honoured to be asked to shoot a music video for artist David Rooney, best known for his unique illustrations, I didn’t realise he had a hidden talent as a singer, writes Donal Moloney.

Banksy has been Banksied: Artist's works on show in Madrid without his approval

“Genius or Vandal?” opened at the Ifema centre in the Spanish capital and will run until March 10.

# art - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Decay at the manor - exploring Ireland's abandoned houses

The winding long walk from the rusty main gate to the house had my pulse racing, writes Donal Moloney.

# art - Friday 30 November, 2018

Man previously jailed for damaging €10m Monet art gets two-year sentence for handling stolen painting

Andrew Shannon was alleged to have handled a painting by Frederick Goodall dating back to 1892.

Portrait of Marie Cassidy to be unveiled at National Gallery of Ireland

She was chosen to sit for the portrait in recognition of her contribution to Irish science.

# art - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline

The northern coastline of Antrim is beyond beautiful and everything in between is worth investigating, writes Donal Moloney.

# art - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

# art - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

5 striking portraits of legendary musicians captured by Irish journalist BP Fallon

From Keith Richards to Debbie Harry.

# art - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for €1.2 million at London auction

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”

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