ONE HERE NOW: The Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland Project

In the Centre Gallery of Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, County Cork, lay, until recently, behind layers of liner paper and white emulsion, a very well-kept secret: a nine-part series of floor-to-ceiling paintings by the New York–based Irish artist Brian O’Doherty, created under his pseudonym Patrick Ireland. The brightly coloured abstract wall paintings, titled One Here Now: The Ogham Cycle, were completed in 1996 using the system of codes and inherent structures of the ogham language, an early Irish alphabet. After their initial display, the paintings were covered over. For the next twenty-two years they went unseen.

In 2018 Sirius Arts Centre Director Miranda Driscoll organised an ambitious project to uncover and temporarily restore the paintings, with the expertise of the conservator Don Knox. To coincide with this restoration, she also commissioned a year-long programme of artworks, compositions, performances, and talks that would respond to O’Doherty/Ireland’s work. One Here Now: The Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland Project, co-published by Sirius Arts Centre and Paper Visual Art, comprises essays on O’Doherty’s wall murals and on each of the exhibitions and events that took place at Sirius Arts Centre from 2018 to 2019. The contributions in this book re-examine and re-interrogate the wall paintings and reflect on a project intended to preserve the legacy of these important artworks for future generations.

Contributions by Alexander Alberro, Chris Clarke, Miranda Driscoll, Emma Dwyer, Luke Gibbons, Francis Halsall, Sarah Hayden, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Sarah Kelleher, Prem Krishnamurthy, Eoghan MacIntyre, Ian Maleney, Brenda Moore-McCann, Peter Murray, Kirstie North, Brian O’Doherty, Nathan O’Donnell, Jenny Roche, and Mary-Ruth Walsh.

The book will be launched at Sirius Arts Centre by Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern on Saturday, 27 April at 3 p.m. Do come!

Having a Kiki: Queer Desire and Public Space

Kiki 1

Having a Kiki: Queer Desire and Public Space is a new publication published by Paper Visual Art. Edited by artist Emma Haugh, this publication presents an unprecedented examination of public space and the built environment through queer, dyke, and transgender perspectives.

“Given the interdisciplinary nature of Having a Kiki, its appeal will surely be as broad as encompassing as the experiences relayed within it.
– Stephen Moloney, Totally Dublin, February 2017

Contributions by Oreet Ashery, Claude Cahun, Faye Green, Emma Haugh and Suza Husse, Frankie Hucklenbroich, Libida Club Archive, Sally R. Munt, Kaj Osteroth and Lydia Hamann, Sideroom (Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler), Neo Sinoxolo Musangi, and Eimear Walshe

Awarded the ICAD Silver Bell award for design
Accepted into the 100 Archive 2016

October 2016
Design: Atelier Projects
Kindly supported by the Arts Council
17 cm x 24 cm, 96 pages, 24 colour ills., softcover, 2 inserts
ISBN 978-0-957335-06-6

Having a Kiki (€15)

Currently in stock at:

BERLIN: Books, People, Places; Pro qm; Buchhandlung Walther König
IRELAND: Douglas Hyde Gallery; The Library Project; Winding Stair Bookshop; Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop; The MAC; Ormston House; The Model, Sligo; Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh; The Glucksman; Books Upstairs


Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect

Nevsky Prospect interior

Nevsky Prospect, edited by Adrian Duncan and Niamh Dunphy, considers the ‘sci-fi turn’ in contemporary art practice through essays, fiction, and images.

Contributions by Nina Canell, Adrian Duncan, Hu Fang, Francis Halsall, Declan Long, Dennis McNulty, Brenna Murphy, Isabel Nolan, and David Upton

October 2015
Design: Peter Maybury
Kindly supported by the Arts Council
16 cm x 23 cm, 72 pages
ISBN 978-0-9573350-4-2