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# art - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

12 iconic Dublin landmarks, as captured by illustrator Shauna Harrison

The capital’s hotspots and hidden gems.

# art - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

The event will include walks, art, literature and talks.

# art - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

# art - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Another Spanish church has come under fire for a 'frightening' art restoration

The sculpture of St George dates back to the 16th century.

# art - Saturday 16 June, 2018

City Assembly House has been restored - and is recreating an 18th-century art exhibition

The ambitious exhibition will see works not seen in decades go on display to the public.

# art - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Savita mural artist: 'I've been painting a long time, I've never seen a reaction like that before'

Street artist ACHES says he’s going to cover up the word “FREED” that someone wrote across her forehead.

# art - Monday 28 May, 2018

Russia calls for 'most severe punishment' after visitor causes serious damage to Ivan the Terrible painting

Russian police arrested a 37-year-old man who used a metal pole to break the glass covering the painting.

# art - Sunday 27 May, 2018

'It's incredible': DNA test confirms identity of Pauline Bewick's biological father

The artist was given a present of a DNA test which confirmed his identity. She had previously thought her father died when she was a toddler.

# art - Monday 30 April, 2018

A French art museum has just discovered half of its collection are fakes

Out of the 140 artworks in the collection, 82 were fake.

# art - Friday 27 April, 2018

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time) Another Lick On The Wall This post contains videos

Maser's Repeal the 8th mural is back up in Temple Bar (and it won’t come down this time)

Only this week it was removed from another wall in the area.

# art - Saturday 24 March, 2018

This charity is selling thousands of artworks for €50 each - some are by world-famous names This post contains videos

This charity is selling thousands of artworks for €50 each - some are by world-famous names

The catch: you won’t know whose picture you have – amatuer or world famous professional – until after the purchase.

# art - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# art - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'

Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.

Can you spot the Tracey Emin? Art worth thousands going on sale for €50

The unique fundraiser beat all expectations last year with people queuing up from 4am.

# art - Sunday 4 March, 2018

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years.

# art - Saturday 17 February, 2018

France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family

The family fled to Paris from Germany in 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th painting.

# art - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Famous graffiti wall behind Bernard Shaw pub to be demolished to make way for 260-flat complex

A Dublin street artist has suggested preserving the wall in some way, by assigning another one nearby for artists’ use.

# art - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

4 events for... anyone looking for an art injection

Irish art fans are spoiled for choice this week.

# art - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

# art - Monday 4 December, 2017

Art teacher sacked after admitting relationship with mental health patient awarded €5,000

The art teacher told the WRC hearing that the relationship “was a fully consensual, adult relationship”.

# art - Sunday 12 November, 2017

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

# art - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display

The works are just a small fraction of the pieces discovered in 2012 in possession of his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

# art - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

# art - Sunday 15 October, 2017

These are the candidates for this year's Hennessy Portrait Prize

Which is your favourite?

# art - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dublin street art: 'We would work as fast as we could to avoid getting caught and arrested'

Street art has emerged from the shadows and is now firmly in the mainstream, writes Dublin street artist Solus.

# art - Monday 18 September, 2017

Two new Banksy murals have appeared in London

The murals are ahead of a new exhibition of US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

# art - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From parking spaces to pop-up parks: 35 new parks appeared in Dublin yesterday

From parking spaces to pop-up parks: 35 new parks appeared in Dublin yesterday

Over 35 temporary parklets were installed across Dublin yesterday.

# art - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Mental health difficulties are still fraught with stigma' - New mural challenges Ireland's attitudes

The mural is the latest work by street artist Joe Caslin.

# art - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Photos: The Louvre is opening a Middle East outpost in Abu Dhabi

The museum opening was delayed by economic turmoil in the UAE due to falling oil prices.

# art - Thursday 7 September, 2017

There's a new piano in Pearse Station and people are being encouraged to play it

Irish Rail has installed the decorated piano on the southbound platform of the station.

# art - Sunday 20 August, 2017

How weddings, festivals and Hennessy are helping Irish art after 'devastating' funding cuts

We spoke to the director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) about how it thought outside the box to bring in more money.

# art - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back Save The Date This post contains videos

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back

This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.

# art - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Four lovely train stations feature on our new stamps

Did your local railway station make the cut?

# art - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

From an old Guinness boat to herding cattle: Capturing life at Dublin Port

More than 30 aspiring artists from Dublin will see their artwork displayed in the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of a new project.

# art - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Something very unusual is going to happen in caves around Ireland this summer

We talked to the artist responsible.

# art - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Chicago claims placement of 'Real/Fake' sculpture outside Trump hotel a 'coincidence'

A spokeswoman for the city said that the installation should be interpreted like any other piece of art.

# art - Friday 23 June, 2017

A slip of the tongue is fuelling speculation on Banksy's real identity

An interview with DJ Goldie has people wondering if the artist is in fact Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack.

# art - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

The National Gallery of Ireland reopens its historic wings after multi-million revamp

The Dargan and Milltown wings opened today for the first time since 2011.

# art - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws

A new piece of art went up in Trinity College this week.

# art - Saturday 27 May, 2017

From starting to paint in his 30s to de-stress, this Irishman's art is now on stamps in Australia

Fin Dac didn’t discover his love for painting until he went through a particularly hard time in his personal life during his 30s.