Circa 129 Autumn 2009
Degree Show picks, and reviews by om lekha, David Brett, Tim Stott, Michelle Browne, Hilary Murray, Matt Packer, Rosa Lleó, Bryonie Reid, Cecilia Canzioni, Ilaria Gianni, Aoife Rosenmeyer

Circa 130 Winter 2009
Jessica Foley on sounds: "…a cultivation of listening might be a way towards a cultivation of thinking…"
Justin McKeown on "an intense period of political and cultural reflection" in NI

Circa 128 Summer 2009
David Hughes previews Susan MacWilliam, representing NI (curated by Karen Downey) and Sarah Browne / Gareth Kennedy / Kennedy Browne, RoI (curated by Caoimhín Corrigan), at 2009 Venice Biennale

Circa 127 Spring 2009
Reviews by V Claffey J McKeown S Sverakova S Baume D Maguire I Harbison J Humphries B Knezevic M Blount M Brown A Lawless J Gayer S Kissane C Clarke G Tipton K Normoyle-Haugh A Rosenmeyer

Circa 127 Spring 2009
Michäele Cutaya on art in a rural environment
"If there is a case for a rural context it is not to set it apart, nor to enter it into a binary opposition with the city and still less as a projected other…"

Circa 124 Summer 2008
Jessica Foley, at Malachi Farrell's installation in St John's Castle, covers ev+a 2008 through conversation with invigilator Elva Carri
"…yeah, cos I think they are supposed to be irritating"

Circa 124 Summer 2008
Chris Fite-Wassilak examines a lo-fi sci-fi from Bea McMahon, Karl Burke, Nina Canell, David Beattie, Dennis McNulty and others "collapsing the difference between the everyday and the outlandish"

Circa 123 Spring 2008
Jessica Foley goes in search of the meaning of 'form', with the help of Plato, Guattari, Susan Kelly, Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sinéad McCann, Naomi Sex, Dave Layde and others

A couple of months ago I wrote a nonconfrontational email to a large art organisation flagging some issues with proprietary and commercial technologies that they use day-to-day. I suggested small changes, like using Jitsi sometimes, or migrating from Gmail.

One of their coordinators wrote back warmly and invited me to be part of forming a steering group. They said that they had identified this knowledge gap but didn't know how to address it, and were grateful for recommendations and insights.

Circa 121 Autumn 2007
Writers pick their favourite artists from some of 2007's degree shows around the island

CIRCA is calling for a project editor to propose new, exciting ways to engage with the CIRCA archive.
Send us your proposals to by Friday 24 June.

Circa 119 Spring 2007
Gemma Tipton on all the new arts spaces. "So are we likely to see a similar disaster here?"
Treasa O'Brien on Niamh Lawlor + others' seminar on mis-information

Circa 119 Spring 2007
Declan Long on Patrick Hall; "…Hall is haunted by spirits of 'unfinished' lives…"
Julie Bacon on archiving; "…what glitters is the poetic-political value…"

Circa 117 Autumn 2006
Brian Kennedy on the continuing upset over the closure of the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; he talks to key players
"…there is a danger this one could run forever."

Praxis: The Artists’ Union of Ireland are celebrating a policy success, as several changes put forward by our members to the Basic Income for the Arts scheme were implemented by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and the Gaeltacht.
We welcome this effort to recognise our labour and hope that this scheme will be a first step towards a permanent policy that will lift artists out of poverty and precarity.

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