WED­NES­DAY 31.08.16

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SONG­WRITER Eric Bogle

Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Dublin, 8pm, ¤35/¤30, nch.ie. Also Thurs, Belfast It had been thought that Scot­tish-born (and Aus­tralia-based) Eric Bogle had re­tired from tour­ing this side of the world. Yet here he is, a fine folk song­writer, best known, per­haps, for songs such as The Band Played Waltz­ing Matilda and The Green Fields of France. Spe­cial guest is Ir­ish singer-song­writer, De­clan O’Rourke. TCL

ART On Noth­ing

Four works by Justyna Gruszczyk, all im­part­ing ‘some as­pects of un­cer­tainty’. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Li­nen­hall St, Castle­bar, Co Mayo. Un­til Oc­to­ber 1, the­li­nen­hall.com In an age of ma­te­rial ex­cess, Wick­low-based Pol­ish artist Justyna Gruszczyk dares to opt for next to noth­ing. She makes map draw­ings of un­known cities – with wa­ter – im­merses sculp­tures and found ob­jects in black, opaque liq­uid, nar­rates a dream about a non-ex­is­tent house and records words in lan­guages (sub­ject to “vi­o­lence or ex­tinc­tion”) that she does not un­der­stand. AD

ART David Hock­ney: I draw, I do

The MAC, Ed­ward Street, Belfast Un­til Oc­to­ber 16th themaclive.com The first ma­jor Ir­ish show de­voted to David Hock­ney, one of the most cel­e­brated, pop­u­lar liv­ing artists, con­cen­trates on his life­long com­mit­ment to draw­ing and ex­tends from his years at art school in Brad­ford, through some of his great Lon­don graphic work and on to his more re­cent use of new tech­nolo­gies. A nice primer to the largest ever ret­ro­spec­tive of his work sched­uled to open next Fe­bru­ary at Tate Bri­tain. AD

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