A Grade A-Level Fergal Nesbitt

Julie Crowley, Deputy Entertainment Editor, interviews Fergal Nesbitt, the cover star of the London Royal Academy of Art’s A-level Summer Exhibition Online The Royal Academy of Art’s A-level Summer Exhibition Online is a showcase of the UK’s young artistic talent. Over 2000 entries were submitted by artists aged 16-18 who attend sixth-form colleges or schools in Britain. The submissions were judged by Royal Academician Mali … Continue reading A Grade A-Level Fergal Nesbitt

What Makes a Magritte?

Kieran Enright discusses the French surrealist’s most famous works. I took a class in my second year of college entitled “Cultural Studies: Modern French Culture”, unbeknownst to its content. I expected a regimen of study centered around everyday French life: such things as political influence or social behavior came to mind. However, to my surprise, the module followed the lives of several influential artists throughout … Continue reading What Makes a Magritte?

Life in Technicolour: The Story of TV Presenter, Ayala

Presenter of Irish TV’s The Ayala Show, Ayala, speaks to Motley about her journey to the small screen and her passion for the arts I have always been so clear on what I wanted in life, but I never would have thought of going into TV and yet here I am working as a TV presenter, and it is such a good fit!  I do believe … Continue reading Life in Technicolour: The Story of TV Presenter, Ayala

Afterword: Anthea West, Irish Comic Artist and Head of Dustbunny Studios

GEMMA KENT talks to Irish comic artist, Anthea West, about the creative freedoms of self-publishing and working in a male-dominated industry. I’ve made a graphic novel or two in my time, but I call myself a comic artist or a cartoonist, as both are an umbrella term. Webcomic creators, newspaper [cartoon] strip writers and even graphic novelists fit under this title. Rule of thumb: All … Continue reading Afterword: Anthea West, Irish Comic Artist and Head of Dustbunny Studios

Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

Review by Shelly Hannigan “‘Well, you know homosexuality is a sin’ – she kept saying that – and I go, ‘Mom, I just played a murderer tonight. And you didn’t seem to have a problem with that…”, this is just one of the thought provoking quotes from Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. The, then, third year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies … Continue reading Review: Cork School of Music performs The Laramie Cycle

FIRE AND EMBERS

Ellen Desmond reviews Amsterdam’s innovative and powerful ‘Munch | Van Gogh’ exhibition. Masquerading as an art snob on a student budget is no easy task, but where there’s a will there’s always a way. Ryanair’s €14.99 flights to Amsterdam couldn’t have landed at a better time. The famous Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands’ capital city hosts the largest permanent collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s … Continue reading FIRE AND EMBERS

Inkspirations: At UCC’s Jennings Gallery

Words: Ellen Desmond Kaumal Baig is a 4th year Dental Student at UCC, who grew up in Cork with Asian roots. Holding the title of Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar (2015/16), it’s not too difficult to see why Kaumal has managed to achieve this accolade. With no formal training in art, she claims she doesn’t know the “fancy terminology,” and can’t recite the names … Continue reading Inkspirations: At UCC’s Jennings Gallery