ART Plunge: Vera Klute Standing, Still Standing: Janet Mullarney RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 Until October 22 and December 20 rhagallery.ie If you’re one of those people be more comfortable with artists who stick to one thing, Vera Klute is here to show you different. Brilliant portraits capture the sitters, justifiably winning awards, while videos, drawings and sculptures (including Move Along from 2014, above) prove Klute can also get under the skin to the strange goings on of the world – and the mind. Plunge right in, it’s well worth it.
Meanwhile, in the RHA’s foyer space, Janet Mullarney gives you glimpses into her own brilliance with small sculptures, sketchbooks and ink drawings. But oh! I wish they’d label the works, rather than leave you scurrying back and forth to the wallchart... GT Ends Sep 24 7.30pm ¤14/¤12 fringefest.com Conor O’Toole is a disarming and encouraging editor to work for at The Dublin Correspondaent, a publication so relaxed it features a typo in its masthead, and, in a sign of the times for print media, operates out of his one-room flat. In O’Toole’s eyes, you’re a damn fine reporter just for showing up. Hell, you even remind him of a young him. Putting the Fringe newspaper together in the space of an hour, the audience is enlisted in every contributory way – news, weather reports, personal ads, controversial opinion columns, crossword compilation – while the office burbles with good music, anecdotes, valuable shortcuts for layout and living, breezy gags and busy camaraderie. Sure, it’s a parody of process, but O’Toole harnesses the crackling energy of a good team game, the miracles created under pressure and the myriad sly cheats that we in journalism call professionalism. Whadda scoop. PC