Art Encounters | Mind The Gap

The broken fence is a metaphor for a gap often spoken of as a term of warning in Ireland. Irish people use the expression ‘mind the gap’ (the phrase originates in the UK in train signs warning passengers to take care stepping off the…

Art Encounters | My Friend Vicky

This series I’ve been writing over the last year concerns the curiosity to understand why we respond to art in whatever form it takes. We become curious as to why we are affected by art and seek out reasons. Curiosity leads to us to…

Art Encounters | The Round Up

All those insecurities, That have held me down for so long, I can't say I've found a cure for these, But at least I know them, So they're not so strong, George Michael, Waiting (Reprise). It’s now a calendar year since I began the Art…

Art Encounters | How To Get There…

‘I grabbed you by the gilded beams, That’s what tradition means.’ The Smiths, I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish. Last year, having skipped over it during my undergraduate years, I read Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. One of my…