Beneath the 'bow.

Sculpture, 12 m (height) constructed from mature, native Irish oak and corten steel, This sculpture by Irish artist Michael Warren is constructed from mature, native Irish oak and corten steel. The 'bow in the title is an abbreviation for 'rainbow'. Concerned with gravity,

A Sense of Place | Nature | Gravity


Shannon Series Painting.

Oil on Paper, 44 x 74 cm, Though Camille Souter’s usually small scale paintings appear abstract they are firmly based within reality and the everyday. This depiction of a plane on the runway of Shannon airport is one of a series of works the artist produced from the late 19

A Sense of Place | Technology | Travel


Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin III 2004.

C-Print 180 x 220 cm, Candida Höfer produced this photograph of the Great Hall of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, now home to IMMA, during a visit to Dublin in 2004. At this time Höfer also documented the interiors of the National Library of Ireland, Marsh’s Library, the M

A Sense of Place | Architecture | Buildings


The Straight and Narrow.

Painted Wood. 228 x 320 x 137 cm, The title of this work refers to the path of righteousness on which the good Christian must focus in order to win salvation. Mullarney's childhood fears of an unsympathetic, restrictive guardian angel are forcefully embodied in this piece.

A Sense of Freedom | Religion | Christianity


The Axe (and The Waving Girl).

Painted Bronze. 295 x 74 x 13 cm (Axe) 42 x 18 x 11 cm (Girl) The Axe (and The Waving Girl) takes on the subject of the fairy tale, a theme Irish artist Alice Maher returns to again and again. The young female figure is waving to an axe, which is leaning precariously agains

A Sense of Identity | Mythology | Fairy tales


The Táin. Army Massing.

Tapestry 184 x 280 cm, ‘The Táin. Army Massing’ is one of a series of twenty Aubusson wool tapestries produced from Louis Le Brocquy’s calligraphic brush drawings on the same subject. In 1967 Le Brocquy was commissioned by Liam Miller of Dolmen Press to illustrate Thomas

A Sense of Identity | Mythology | Mythology, Celtic


Blood of the Beast.

Triptych of cibachrome photographs. 150 x 100 cm (each), 'Blood of the Beast' is a triptych focusing on the subject of conflict and history in the north of Ireland, a subject that British artist Nigel Rolfe has returned to on many occasions in his work. A series of symbolic

A Sense of Freedom | History | Northern Ireland


Pressé series: Black and White.

Acrylic on canvas. 152.6 x 183.2 cm, ‘Black and White’ is one of many works from Irish artist Michael Farrell's Pressé Series which he produced in the 1970’s. In these works, Farrell was inspired by curvilinear motifs from early Irish art which he used to create stylised,

A Sense of Identity | Art, Irish | History


The Irish Coast.

Oil on Canvas. 99 x 124 cm, In 'The Irish Coast' Stephen McKenna combines classical and academic approaches to painting with the great 17th century Dutch tradition of marine painting, to comment on a very contemporary, yet universal subject. Painted in 1981 during the heigh

A Sense of Place | Irish landscapes | Coasts


Fragmens sur les Institutions Républicaines IV.

Painted text; acyrlic on 96 styrofoam panels, Shane Cullen is an Irish artist whose largely text-based work deals with political issues, often specifically with official documents and symbols. 'Fragmens Sur Les Institutions Republicaines IV' was made over a period of four y

A Sense of Freedom | Arts | Installations (Art)



16 mm Bolex transferred to DVD, Shot in Connemara in 1962 while he was a student at Yale, this is Michael Craig-Martin’s only film to date. It captures the essence of the landscape in a style that would colour the rest of his career. The seemingly basic approach echoes the

A Sense of Place | Arts | Irish landscapes


Ghost Ship.

Two light ship models, phosphorescent paint and u.v.lights, video, 10 minute loop. In 1999 Dorothy Cross was the winner of the Nissan Art Prize for a temporary public sculpture in Dublin. From 3-21 February 1999, Cross secured a decommissioned lightship, the 140 ft long Albat

A Sense of Place | History | Boats and boating