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Taboos in Art

I recently read a blog entry by Sharon Butler on, Two Coats of Paint, which uncovered an undeniable truth for me in my own studio practice. 407 more words


Celebrating Democracy

Today the BBC is celebrating Democracy.  We are in the long run up to the General Election and the posturing of politicians and parties could begin to wear thin – but it is important that we listen, develop well informed opinions and much more importantly make sure we cast our vote.  588 more words


Art and Politics

All too often it is easy to feel that as individuals we have to put up with whatever decisions our local councils decide without challenge.  A few years ago our village lost its polling station due to lack of facilities-  but surely one of the most important aspects of democracy is to be able to cast your vote personally? 215 more words


Keith Haring at the de Young

The de Young museum has a powerful collection of Keith Haring’s more political work. His familiar style can sometimes mislead one into thinking it’s a “one look fits all” type of work but these images grab the viewer by the lapels more often than not. 317 more words


Remarkable Artist: American Anymen (Brett Sullivan)

- I’m Matt Roth (aka. Major Matt Mason USA).  I’ve been making music and curating art for over 20 years, mostly with my band… 3,495 more words

Librarians and Civilization

As usual in Wicklow town the staff in the local Library are incredibly helpful and saved me a fortune in books by sourcing copies of volumes on loan I was pricing on the Internet. 875 more words

Oran Ryan

Publishing and not Being Damned

Getting work published and reducing the Tears Involved

Archive Image of Thompson Reuters Publishing – see http://thomsonreuters.com/core-publishing-solutions/

The purpose of writing is to be read. No amount of false humility will ever sufficiently delude a writer into thinking she is destined to a kind of solipsistic world of simply writing for themselves. 1,577 more words

Oran Ryan