SUN­DAY 24.09.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - THEATRE Dead­line! The Dublin Cor­re­spon­daent.

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

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