January – February 2023 issue of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet

VAI wishes to extend a happy new year to all VAN readers – may the Irish visual arts community go from strength to strength this coming year.

In the first issue of 2023, VAI profiles a range of interesting exhibitions that took place around the country as 2022 came to a close – some of which are continuing into January and beyond. This includes Periodical Review at Pallas Projects/Studio, Corban Walker at Crawford Art Gallery, Grace Dyas at Rua Red, ‘In and of Itself’ at The RHA, Kevin Mooney at IMMA, Isabel Nolan at VOID Gallery, and Brian Fay at Limerick City Gallery of Art.

In columns for this issue, Iarlaith Ni Fheorais introduces the radical potential of access in the visual arts, while Matt Packer discusses the history of international curatorial invitation in Ireland.

The organisation is delighted to include Member Profiles on two octogenarian members of VAI – Mike Bunn and Gillian Deeny. This issue also includes Organisation Profiles on Artform School of Art in Dunmore East, the Grilse Gallery in Kerry, and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on the occasion of their 40th anniversary.

In festival profiles for this issue, Emma Campbell interviews Clare Gormley about her curatorial vision for TULCA 2022, while Thomas Pool interviews the EVA Platform Commission artists making new work for EVA International 2023. And lastly, Brenda Moore-McCann discusses the Italian townhouse, Casa Dipinta (meaning ‘painted house’), once owned by the late Brian O’Doherty and his wife, Barbara Novack.

January – February 2023 issue

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