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Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns opened this week in the National Gallery and is, it must be said, a pretty special exhibition. A vibrant retrospective of O'Conor's work, the exhibition sets the artist within the context of his Pont-Aven school contemporaries using examples of work from artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin and Amiet. It is truly not to be missed.
If you do happen to visit, and you are invariably heartbroken that you can't stay forever, there is a beautiful exhibition catalogue detailing the work on display to cushion the blow (€19.95). You can get your copy here.
You may also want to get your hands on an exclusive limited-edition 2019 Roderic O'Conor calendar (€16.95). There were only 1000 copies of this calendar printed, which may sound like a lot, but you most definitely do not want to wait around. Hot. Cakes.
Fresh in this week, we have beautiful McNutt of Donegal scarves to evoke some of the images in O'Conor's paintings (€27.50).
(Stay tuned because there will be more on McNutt of Donegal in next week's blog!)
And finally, because everyone loves an exhibition tote bag, and we do aim to please, you can now grab an O'Conor tote in orange, green or purple (€3.50)
Book of the Week #24
This week's book of the week is The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride; which was one of two Irish books shortlisted for this year's Dublin Literary Award. Released in 2016; the follow-up to McBride's acclaimed A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, The Lesser Bohemians is the story of 18-year-old Eily, a shy girl from the Irish countryside, finding her feet as a drama student, and young adult, in London in 1994. It's a captivating read with intricate characters, dealing with themes of shame, self-destruction and self-discovery. Have a read and see why we, and more importantly, the Dublin Literary Award judges, loved it so much.
Each week you'll find a new book of the week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight.
Last week's title was Rocking the System by Siobhán Parkinson.
See you next week!