Photography is often viewed as ‘real art’s’ little sister. Spectacular enough to be considered beautiful, unique enough to be admired and precious enough to be cared for but rarely revered like a true art form outside of a small art world circle. Perhaps it is because it comes from a variety of sources and plays […]

art, art history, art world demystified

Sheelah Moloney

Say Cheese

Why a visit to an art gallery makes the perfect date! My job gives me the opportunity to meet so many interesting people on a daily basis. Watching people interact with art and talking to them about it is fascinating and I never have the same conversation twice. I’m always particularly excited when I work […]

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Sheelah Moloney

The Art Of The Gaze

3 ways to use art for self care. As the new year has begun and life is back to hectic normality, for many of us taking, even just a little, time for ourselves to rest our minds will be high on the resolution agenda. Of all the promises to make to yourself this is one of the easiest to keep, especially if you use art to help you.

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Sheelah Moloney


Red and green are synonymous with Christmas and the reasons why stretch way back in time. Read on to discover how they became the colours of Christmas

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Sheelah Moloney

The Colours of Christmas

Find out which 20th Century artist are you? Take the quiz With the exciting announcement this week that the National Gallery will be hosting the very first Mondrian exhibition in Ireland next year and with #20daysofseeing in full swing. this week’s post is a fun one. Have you ever wondered which great 20th century artist […]

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Sheelah Moloney

Who DO You Think You Are?

We live in a very visual environment, filled with messages delivered via images of all kinds but how can we apply art in the everyday like this to fine art?

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Sheelah Moloney

Outside the Box

Fancy a chat…in pictures? Let’s get thinking about art and most importantly talking to each other about what art means to us over the next few weeks and see what exciting places it leads us

art, Art Owners, art world demystified, artists, community, creative careers, education, health

Sheelah Moloney

Ways of Seeing

Going to the dark side when choosing art

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Sheelah Moloney

Dark Arts

A break from tradition is allowing us the freedom to seek out the communities that are most relevant and beneficial to us. It’s time to get creative

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Sheelah Moloney


Art shopping is one of the most exciting and truly personal shopping experiences of all. The artwork you choose to buy is one that resonates with you in a way that is unique to you. Few other objects can do the same. There are just a few golden rules to follow

art, Art Owners, art world demystified, buying art, interior design

Sheelah Moloney

Buying Art, the rules