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Artefact is published annually by the Irish Association of Art Historians, and copies of issues of 2 – 7 are currently available. Please contact for details on ordering issues.

Contributors to Issue 7 include:

  • Julie Daunt – The abject, affect and repulsion in the works of Cecily Brennan
  • Nina Holmes – Prescribing ideologies: symptoms of modernism and modernity in Irish government health pamphlets (1950–64)
  • Emma McVeigh – ‘Alert to Continental influence’: sculpture and modernism in the Ulster Unit
  • Leslie O’Connor Turner – Illuminating façades in Bordon’s Evangeliary for Santa Giustina
  • Kathryn O’Regan – ‘The combing, the plaiting, the love of grooming’: hair and the politics of beauty in the work of Alice Maher
  • Ruth Sheehy – The liturgical art of Richard Enda King (1943–95) in Ireland

Contributors to Issue 6  include:

  • Holly Brennan – Design and Dissidence: The Legacy of the Atelier Populaire and the Visual Lexicon of Revolution
  • Sarah Maguire – Syphilis, spots, succour, and spirit: how the bunter in Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress serves her purpose
  • Kirstie North – The Man Who Looked Back; Jeremy Millar & Aby Warburg
  • Louis Weyhe Funder – Danish Modern Furniture and Finn Juhl

Contributors to Issue 5 include:

  • Katy Milligan – Dear Dirty Dublin: Representations of the city in the art of Harry Kernoff RHA (1900 – 1974)
  • Ann Murray – Reformed Masculinity: Trauma, Soldierhood and Society in Otto Dix’s War Cripples and Prague Street
  • Karen Ralph – All Aboard: Iconographical Interpretation Problems in the Book of Ballymote Miniature
  • Ramesh Kieron Ramsahoye – Cistercian Spirituality, Sacred Drama and Florentine Civic Identification in Botticelli’s Cestello Annunciation
  • Corinna Ricasoli – ‘It may well be that he dabbles in daubing’ – Notes on a drawing attributed to Caravaggio and the career of Tommaso Salini

Contributors to Issue 4 include:

  • Professor James Elkins – Towards an international Visual Studies Reader [Keynote essay]
  • John-Patrick Hartnett – Derrida by default: Wolfgang Weingart and the accidental deconstruction of Swiss typography
  • Jill Murphy – To present the present past: mimesis and identify in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio
  • Rachel Warriner – ‘Picture-making on themes of failure and longing’: the picturing of human relations and function of language in the work of Raymond Pettibon

Contributors to Issue 3 include:

  • Kate Antosik Parsons – Bodily Remembrances: the performance of memory in recent works by Amanda Coogan
  • Anna Kadzik – Uniforms on earthly delight: Egyptian archaeological garments in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland
  • Paula Lynch – Stabilitas Loci: the experience of place in Jackie Nickerson’s Faith
  • Niamh NicGhabhann – Reconstructions of the Gothic Past; cultures on conservation
  • Audrey Nicholls – The Luxury of Adultery: the iconography of Christ and the Adulteress in sixteenth-century Venice

Contributors to Issue 2 include:

  • Lucy Dawe-Lane – Staring into space: the performance of process in two portraits by Goya
  • Simon Knowles – Two-way traffic: James McNeill Whistler and the Sister Arts tradition
  • Fiona Loughnane – Materialism and idealism: the influence of Salvador Dalí on Colin Middleton
  • Reidin McSweeney – RE: Performance – the role of the audience in the documentation of Marina Abramovic’s performances
  • Una Walker – Ballrooms to barber shops: visual art venues in operation in Northern Ireland in the latter half of the twentieth-century
  • Fiona Woods – Ilya Kabakov and the shadows of modernism

Contributors to the inaugural edition of the journal include:

  • Dr Eileen Kane – John Henry Newman’s Catholic University Church revisited
  • JP McMahon – Structures of Signification: Vito Acconci & 1970s artistic production
  • Ruth Starr – Eileen Gray, a child of Japonisme?
  • Elmarie Nagle – Patron(s), Saints and the Politics of Display
  • Aidan O’Boyle – The Earls of Moira as Collectors
  • Ann Wilson – Seamus Murphy: a sculptor’s dilemma in mid-20th c. Cork
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