‘I loved her from the day she died’.

Essay, Catherine Marshall, August 2016

Film, painting and installation work by Cléa van der Grijn, 2016. In Cléa van der Grijn’s short film ‘Re-constructing Memory’, a child, wanders along…

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For Peace Comes Dropping Slow

Essay, Megan Johnson, 2015

The distance between place and people; land and memory; the physical and the conceptual are spaces in which magic can occur. The Irish poet…

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Ambivalence Review – Irish Times

Critical Review, Aidan Dunne, May 2013

Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan once said that he’d rather feel slightly uneasy than content. In her compelling, ever-changing work, Cléa van der Grijn makes something…

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Essay, Dónall Curtin, 2013

Dear Matthew, I decided to write this letter to you, my Godson, to introduce you to a world I am passionate about, in these…

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Hurt – Irish Times

Critical Review, Arminta Wallace, November 26th, 2012

This painting is taken from a bigger series called Bruise and Dishonour which Van der Grijn created in the early 1990s. It looks at…

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Essay, Gemma Tipton

The world can seem to shift its size around us. Sometimes it is vast enough to leave us feeling utterly insignificant, and then again…

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