Reviews, etc



Brian McAvera, ‘The Medium is the Message’, Irish Arts Review, Summer 2016

Slavka Sverakova, ‘Colin Darke at Suki Tea 2015 Art Prize at Golden Thread Gallery’,


Cristin Leach Hughes, ‘Art for Art’s Sake, Money for God’s Sake’, Sunday Times (Irish edition), 10 January 2015


Slavka Sverakova, ‘Grotesque Mediocrity’,


John P O’Sullivan, ‘Imagined Communities’, Sunday Times (Irish edition), 17 March 2013

Charles Donelan, ‘Labour and Wait’, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, September/October 2013

Joanne Laws, ‘Momentous Times’, Art Monthly Issue 370, October 2013

Dominic Kearney, ‘Momentous Times’, Culture Northern Ireland website, 18 October 2013

Eamonn McCann, ‘Let’s Get Visual – A View of Turner and Beyond’, Derry Journal, 17 December, 2013


Allesandra Poggianti, ‘Le parole di Gramsci incise su 500 mele La sfida di Darke’, Il Tirreno, 1 November 2012

Allesandra Poggianti, ‘L’arte di Colin Darke tra Gramsci e Courbet’, Il Tirreno, 2 November 2012

Chiara Calcagno, ‘Gramsci, Trotsky e Il tappeto di mele’, Pubblico Giornale, 10 November 2012


Lucy Chapman, ‘4×4: Four Galleries, Four Exhibitions’, Textile Journal,  Volume 7, Number 3, November 2009


Tim Stott, ‘The Capital Paintings’, Circa, Issue 124, Summer 2008

Sarah Browne, ‘Creativity & Commodity – Good & Evil’, Visual Arts News Sheet, Ireland, May/June 2008

Kate Butler, ‘Colin Darke: The Capital Paintings’, Sunday Times, 27 January 2008

Brian Fay, ‘The Capital Paintings’, The Arts Show, RTE Radio 1, 22 January 2008

Gemma Tipton, ‘Colin Darke: The Capital Paintings’, AN, March 2008.


Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, ‘Creating Capital’, Contexts, Volume 4, Issue 3

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Philip Auslander, ‘The Biennale and Its Discontents’, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Volume 26, Number 1, January 2004

Christopher Wood, ‘The Art Attacks Heat Up in War on Propaganda’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 November 2004


Lars Saari, ‘Derrystä – Ilman Kompromisseja’, Turun Sanomat, Turku, 15 October 2002

Riikka Heikkonen, ‘Lusikoimalla Voi Tehdä Kommunistisen Manifestin’, Turun Ylioppilaslehti, Turku, 11 October 2002


Marianne O’Kane, ‘Elementary Forms/AAI’, Circa, Issue 95, Spring 2001


Allan Hughes, ‘Belfast review (1)’, Circa, Issue 94, Winter 2000

Annie Fletcher, ‘Manifesta 3’, Circa, Issue 93, Autumn 2000

Emily Kimball, ‘Nine Irish Artists Featured at Bell Gallery’, Brown Daily Herald, Rhode Island, 14 February 2000


Anna Hammond, ‘New York review’, Circa Issue 89, Autumn 1999

Kathy Dobie, ‘Making His Marx’, Notorious Magazine, New York, September 1999

Roberta Smith, ‘The Irish Struggle for a Visual Poetry to Call Their Own’, New York Times, 25 June 1999

Brendan Landers, Through a Glass Darkely’, The Celtic Connection, Issue 74, March 1999, Canada

Diane Hart, ‘Art as Communication’, Oakville Beaver, Canada, 19 February 1999

‘Shane Cullen & Colin Darke’, Globe & Mail, Canada, 6 February 1999


Kyo Maclear, ‘Colin Darke’, Toronto Life, February 1998

Aidan Dunne, ‘Grand-Scale Exhibition in Limerick’, Irish Times, 14 October 1998

Angeline Morrison, ‘More Than Meets the Eye’, Sunday Tribune, 11 October 1998

Kathryn Hayes, ‘City Gets Ready for its Annual Explosion of Art’, Limerick Leader, 3 October 1998

Mark Swartz, ‘Tracings’, Circa, Issue 84, Summer 1998

David Musgrave, ‘North and South – Belfast to Dublin via Derry’, Art Monthly, June 1998

Elizabeth Baird, ‘Off the Walls in Pursuit of Avant Garde’, Belfast Telegraph, 18 April 1998

Ian Hill, ‘Tracings’, Irish Times, 13 April 1998

Gavin Weston, ‘Tracings’, Sunday Times, 5 April 1998


Colin Darke, ‘Colin Darke’, Circa, Issue 74, Winter 1995

Gavin Weston, ‘Colin Darke’, Sunday Times, 30 July 1995

Ian Hill, ‘Colin Darke Installation’, Irish Times, 28 July 1995


Eamonn McCann, ‘Kicking Against the Bricks’, Hot Press, Vol 18, No 15, 10 August 1994

(Reprinted in Eamonn McCann, War & Peace in Northern Ireland, Hot Press Books, 1998)


Mark Currah, ‘Colin Darke’, City Limits, Issue 310, 10-17 September 1987


Nigel Pollitt, ‘Targets/Shields’, City Limits, Issue 189, 17-23 May 1985