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Is art the most important part of interior design?

One of the biggest mistakes that can be made during an interior design project (even by the professionals) is not treating art as an important part of the design process. The artwork in a room should never be an afterthought – it should be a part of the project from the very beginning. By pushing…

Olivia’s love of art began with a gift from a French pen-pal

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Q & A with Olivia O’Carra Where did you grow up? I grew up in Pallaskenry a small village in Co. Limerick. From an early age I liked to draw and paint but it was a present of of a beautiful book on the impressionists sent by a French penfriend that really fired my interest…

‘What Nobody tells you….’

an exhibition by NCAD  SECOND YEAR STUDENTS TEXTILES ART & ARTEFACT Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Dublin from 4 – 17 May 2018 Above artwork by RACHEL PATON   Every year, as part of the 2nd year curriculum at the National College of Art and Design, students of the Textile Art & Artefact course have to imagine, stage and…

Q&A with Joseph Mahon

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Our latest Q&A is with self taught Irish artist Joseph Mahon. After living in London for many years Joseph returned to his native County Carlow in 2000.   When did you first become interested in art? I remember loving painting as a small child, when I first went to school at 4. All through primary…

Everything you need to know about grouping art like a pro

Sometimes you buy a piece of art, or series of artworks that you just love, with a vision in your head of how it’s going to look in a certain room at home. Then, after a couple of hours of trying to recreate that image you had in your head, it just isn’t working! Hanging…

Art Auction in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless Foundation

‘Taproot Art is dedicated to raising funds for one large grassroot issue at a time through the vehicle of art.  The Taproot Art Auction will take place in MART Gallery Rathmines, Dublin on Saturday January 27 from 6-9pm.  There are a wealth of Irish and international contributors donating art and the full lineup will be announced…

A PhD in Science but something was missing…

Q & A With Susan Mills 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a rural village in County Waterford, called Knockanore. 2. When did you first become interested in art? I was always interested in art. As a very young child I was fascinated by the works of the Great Masters which…

Q&A with County Mayo Artist Deirdre Walsh

After following her calling and studying art in New York, Mayo native Deirdre Walsh returned home to the West of Ireland, where she paints en plein air in one of the most idyllic spots in the world. She speaks to Artclick.ie about her studies, inspiration and current work… Where did you grow up? I grew…

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Art For Corporate Spaces

Technology, research and insight are drastically changing the idea of what a workplace is and what it should look like. So much so that the draconian idea that offices should be distraction-free zones has been totally flipped on its head. Now there is everything from gyms and nap pods to office dogs and, of course,…

How to add depth with textures in interior design

Texture is one of those elements that can often be ignored in novice interior design projects, but when tackled successfully, it can make a room look extremely professional. It adds a sophisticated and layered depth to any design, and can really liven up a room, without having to rely on extremely bright colours. There are…

Mise Éire : I am Ireland’ 

2016 Irish Art Calendar in support of Barretstown ArtClickIreland.com, the online portal for Irish art, has just released its 2016 Irish art calendar in support of their charity partner Barretstown. Barretstown help children, and their families, rebuild their lives after the trauma of childhood cancer and other serious illnesses. A key principle of the Barretstown camps…

Ireland of the Welcomes

We have a lovely little write up in the current issue of Ireland of the Welcomes. Five lucky readers will win a limited edition print from one of the artists featured below: ‘Changing Light, Achill Beg,’ by Lol Haridman; ‘Dingle Mart,’ by Vivienne St Clair; ‘Morning on Inisheer Island,’ by Roy Lyndsay; ‘Doolough,’ by Henry…

‘Bringing it Home’ Christmas show

Our ‘Bringing it Home’ Christmas show is now online. Considering we’ve had such a short run to the holiday season, launching only a few short months ago, we’re delighted to be able to showcase such a great quality art collection. There really is something in there to suit all budgets and perhaps most personalities too.…

So what’s ArtClickIreland.com all about?

In a nutshell it makes buying and selling Irish art easy. Yes, there are many art sites ‘out there’ and myriad artworks and that is exactly why quality Irish art needed its own special place. You know that feeling when you’ve just spent the last hour and a half navigating page after page of clothing…