VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre


Against bold visions

Chris Hayes on Iarlaith Ni Fheorais's programme Speech Sounds

An essay for Speech Sounds, bringing a critical perspective towards the politics of art, hope and imagination

Sibyl Montague SELF SOOTHERS

Cristín Leach reviews Sibyl Montague's SELF SOOTHERS at VISUAL

During one of the looser levels of lockdown, Ireland 2020, I drove from Cork to Carlow to see Sibyl Montague’s SELF SOOTHERS exhibition. I’d been consuming art digitally for months, including occasional glimpses of Montague’s. Her latest work doesn’t look “nice”. In digital form, it doesn’t even look comforting, despite the show’s title.