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Gingko & Graham Norton

Posted by NationalGalleryShop 04/10/2018 0 Comment(s)

First things first. Last week we asked you to guess how many limited-edition 2019 Roderic O'Conor calendars were produced to be in with a chance of winning a calendar and matching tote bag. Absolutely EVERYONE guessed 1000, which was absolutely correct. There could, however, be only one winner, and that winner is....


Eimear Corban! 


Congratulations Eimear, we will be in touch to get your details!




We are now the happy stockists of some very cool desk lamps and alarm clocks from Gingko. Their stylish Octagon One rechargeable desk light (€79.00) is a multi-award-winner. The lamp can stand at multiple angles due to its octagonal base, and comes in all of the colours shown above. Versatile. Below you'll see their Cube Click Clock (€39.95), which is as cool as it sounds - it responds to clicks (or claps!). Talk about a smart cube. It's small, sleek, modern and tells the time, temperature and date on an LED screen when prompted (*click*).



We are living in the future.



Unfortunately, these are only available in-store, but given that we've now used the word cool multiple times, you can probably sense that they are worth the visit.



Cool? Cool.





zurich portrait prize


Finalist: Kyle Barnes, Company Sergeant Gary Madden, 2018. Oil on canvas, 140 x 140 cm


The finalists for the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018 have been revealed ahead of the exhibition opening this Saturday, 06 October. You can check out the artists and their shortlisted pieces right here. The exhibition catalogue will be available in-store and on our website as soon as the exhibition opens. (i.e. from Saturday you can get your copy here.)



book of the week #34


Graham Norton, Broadcaster, Comedian, Actor and Writer, Gareth Reid, 2017 


This week's book of the week is the brand new novel from Graham Norton, A Keeper. Following the success of his 2016 debut, Holding, Norton has returned to tell the story of Elizabeth Keane, a New York-based Irish woman returning to the Irish village of her childhood following the death of her mother. While sorting through her mother's belongings she is prompted to explore who her father is, a fact that has always been kept from her. The Guardian says: "With Norton’s wry sense of humour throughout, A Keeper is a gripping, thoughtful tale about the search for identity, belonging and self-possession." Read the full review here. We can't wait to get reading!



** Each week there is a new book of the week, as well as the previous week's title, both of which are on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight. Offer available online & in-store! **




you can get your discounted copy of A Keeper right here




last week's book of the week was the Man Booker nominated Milkman by Anna Burns. You can your discounted copy right here




see you next week!