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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]